Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College
is a sixth form college
A sixth form college is an educational institution in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Belize, Hong Kong or Malta where students aged 16 to 18 typically study for advanced school-level qualifications, such as A-levels, or school-level qualifications such as GCSEs. In Singapore and India, this is...
located in the outskirts of Barrow-in-Furness
Barrow-in-Furness is an industrial town and seaport which forms about half the territory of the wider Borough of Barrow-in-Furness in the county of Cumbria, England. It lies north of Liverpool, northwest of Manchester and southwest from the county town of Carlisle...
, established in 1979. Barrow Sixth Form College is one of the few purpose-built sixth form colleges in the country and unique within Cumbria
Cumbria , is a non-metropolitan county in North West England. The county and Cumbria County Council, its local authority, came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria's largest settlement and county town is Carlisle. It consists of six districts, and in...
. The buildings have been specially designed for students over the age of sixteen and include facilities for physically disabled students. A new wing and extensive alterations including a new library have recently been built, and there are further extensions planned. The college primarily educates students within the age range of 16-18 years (around 900 enroled), as well as courses for adult learners. The college principal is Dave Kelly, and the college employs over 120 members of staff.
The college is located at the north end of Rating Lane in the British town of Barrow-in-Furness. Nearby sites include Furness Abbey
Furness Abbey, or St. Mary of Furness is a former monastery situated on the outskirts of the English town of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The abbey dates back to 1123 and was once the second wealthiest and most powerful Cistercian monastery in the country, behind only Fountains Abbey in North...
, Furness General Hospital
Furness General Hospital is a hospital located in the Hawcoat area of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England.-Description and departments:...
, Chetwynde School
Chetwynde School is a non-selective, independent, private school, which takes boys and girls from ages 3 to 18. It includes a nursery, primary school, secondary school and sixth form. The school is situated on a site on Rating Lane in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England.- History :Chetwynde was...
, St. Bernard's Catholic High School
St. Bernard's is a Catholic High School in Furness, and is situated on Rating Lane in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. It was established in 1979, when the introduction of comprehensive education in the town resulted in a merger between the former St...
and Abbey Road (the towns main central road network).
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- British Sports Trust - Community Sports Leader Award
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- Free Standing Maths Qualification
- OCR Level 2 National Certificate - Health and Social Care
- OCR Level 2 National Certificate - Information Technology
- OCR Level 3 National Certificate - Health and Social Care
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- Ade Gardner
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- Karen Taylor
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