29th November 2016

Star waltzes his way into Cumberland School

Pupils and staff at Cumberland School have yet again been hit by dance fever as they welcomed Dancing on Ice star Daniel Whiston for the second time. The dancer jived straight into school getting the pupils and staff moving to Zumba. Much like his previous visit, there was some hesitancy at the beginning but the…

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19th July 2016

Dancing on Ice Star visits Cumberland School

Staff and pupils at Cumberland School recently welcomed Dancing on Ice star Daniel Whiston. The three times winner of the ITV show popped in to deliver a Zumba session as part of National Sports Week. At first there were more than a few pupils and staff who were reluctant to take part, however, after feeling…

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28th June 2016

Pupil’s make generous gesture to neighbours

Every year pupils from Cumberland School roll up their sleeves to grow a range of flowers and plants to produce hanging baskets for the school’s neighbours. This year was no different, but to add more colour and texture to the baskets the pupils bought in a few more plants from a local garden centre. The…

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12th November 2015

Cumberland celebrates another year of success

Cumberland School ended the school year on a high with their annual Award’s Day. Staff and students enjoyed a final day of term that celebrated the outstanding achievements over the past academic year. The event followed on from the recent Ofsted outstanding judgement for the school, so everyone was in high spirits as they celebrated…

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12th November 2015

School Achieves Outstanding Status

Staff, students and parents are celebrating at Cumberland School following a recent announcement by Ofsted. The Lancashire based school has been judged as outstanding in all areas, which only serves to highlight the incredible learning environment the school offers to all of its students. The Oftsed report was glowing in praise for the school, its…

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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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