This secondary serves a large catchment area of 362 square miles and has 30+ feeder primary schools, drawing students from the catchment area, southern Scotland, Northumbria and the fringes of Carlisle.

This is an innovative and forward-thinking school with high quality teaching and learning at its heart. The staff provide an exciting and engaging learning environment where students are inspired, enthused and equipped for the future.

Whilst students are pushed to maximise their achievement and attainment in their exams, as much emphasis is also placed on ensuring they become fully rounded individuals, who can make contributions at all levels of society.

The school recognises that students need to be global citizens. Strong international links are given a high priority with the aim of increasing students’ awareness of different cultures and wider opportunities.

  • Headteacher

    Mr Chris McAree

  • Age Range


  • Town


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    Joined CET


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    Ofsted Rating

    Good (2019)