Nelson & Colne College celebrate top marks

Staff and students from Nelson and Colne College are celebrating new figures released by the Department for Eduction.

Nelson & Colne College students celebrate with their A-Level results.
Nelson & Colne College students celebrate with their A-Level results.

According to the performance tables, the Scotland Road establishment is the highest performing public college in East Lancashire.

It comes just after Stonyhurst College and Westholme School, with students gaining an average A-Level grade of B-.

There was an overall pass rate of 100% last year, with 85% of students gaining A* to C grades.

And the college was also named the top college in the country for A-Level Value Added scores.

Now principal Amanda Melton has expressed her delight at the statistics, adding that it shows “students continue to shine and compete against the very brightest students in the UK”.

She said: “Once again, I am astounded by the phenomenal success which Nelson and Colne College students have gone on to achieve.

“I’m not sure that parents and aspiring young people in the region fully recognise just how good this college is.

“I came here two years ago and did not have an understanding about just how successful and aspirational the staff and students here are.


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“That a small sixth form in a quiet corner of the North-West outperforms all other colleges, school sixth forms and grammar schools year after year in the area is astonishing.

“I am immensely pleased to be leading a beacon for A-Level study, and such a tremendous group of staff.

“We have a series of celebrations planned for staff and students to recognise their achievement.

“Our £4million capital development to install new sport and science resources will assure our success for many years to come.”