12th November 2015

School hosts college and careers event

Cumberland School recently held a College and Careers Open Afternoon, mainly for Year 11 pupils, but Year 10 and Year 9 pupils were also invited, as well as a Year 11 pupils from nearby Meadow View Learning Centre. The afternoon was organised by school staff in partnerships with Lancashire Young People’s Services and the North…

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12th November 2015

Pupil finds passion for travel

Cumberland School has a track record of successfully ensuring fantastic outcomes for its young people. A recent success, which brought a smile to many faces, concerned a Year 10 pupil called Lucy, who joined the school in Year 7 with a range of complex learning difficulties. During her time at school, Lucy progressed significantly and…

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12th November 2015

Cumberland pupil finds right ingredients for success

Tara and schools didn’t get on. There were serious concerns about her minimal attendance and when she did come in she couldn’t engage with lessons and was disruptive as a result. Reports of anti-social behaviour in the community, including drinking and smoking, seemed further evidence that she urgently needed a reason to believe in education…

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11th November 2015

First Term Success!

Cumberland’s Vocational Centre has been up and running for an entire term now and what a term it’s been! The team have worked hard to establish a more relaxed and adult-like working environment in which the students have responded extremely well to the new setting. One pupil has even asked if he could spend more…

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11th November 2015

Cumberland School Vocational Learning Centre Opens!

The Witherslack Group are constantly looking to provide the very best opportunities for the pupils in their care. In addition to National Curriculum and GCSEs, the job-related skills offered by the Group’s secondary schools are seen to be of high importance. In order to develop this provision a new Vocational Learning Centre has been developed…

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11th November 2015

Progress at Cumberland

Following our ‘Good with Outstanding features’ Ofsted rating, work is underway at Cumberland School to make the improvements required for an ‘Outstanding’ inspection next time. Students have enjoyed a variety of off-site experiences in recent months to support the learning they do in class. These have included residential outdoor education trips, visits to wildlife parks,…

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11th November 2015

Rugby League Star Opens School

St Helens Rugby League star, Paul Sculthorpe, proved a big hit with pupils and staff when he visited a South Lancashire school which provides quality education and care to children and young people with special needs. Cumberland School in Bamber Bridge is part of The Witherslack Group’s growing portfolio and caters for secondary school pupils…

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11th November 2015

Specialist Education Boost for North West as The Witherslack Group Opens a New School

The Witherslack Group, which provides quality education and care to children and young people with special needs, opens its eighth school this week in Bamber Bridge in Lancashire. Cumberland School adds to the company’s growing portfolio in South Lancashire and will cater for secondary school pupils aged 11 to 16. This means the Group is…

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