Redcar and Cleveland aims to provide all children with a quality education which will lead to a brighter and more prosperous future. Schools across the borough have links with local employers to ensure that curriculums can support the skills needed for future workforces.
Early years – All childminders and ‘PVI’ nurseries are rated good or better by Ofsted and work in partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Council to maintain this high standard.
Most primary schools are rated good or better by Ofsted and continue to rate highly in government league tables. Redcar and Cleveland also has two highly rated special education schools.
All primary schools in Redcar and Cleveland have attached nurseries offering the universal nursery education allocation of 15 hours free childcare for 3 to 4-year olds. In addition, many offer the extended 30 hours entitlement and 2-year-old provision.
Secondary education – All schools across Redcar and Cleveland offer a broad and balanced curriculum to all students. Many consider additional activities to expand beyond academic success as an essential to form an inclusive education. Secondary schools across the borough are committed to improving standards in attainment and many schools boast a trend of improved academic outcomes which are broadly in line with national averages.
While all secondary schools in the borough are part of wider multi academy trusts, they continue to work closely with Redcar & Cleveland Council to ensure improved standards of education for all students.
You can find out about any school in Redcar and Cleveland on the government’s schools information website.
Guisborough’s Prior Pursglove College continues to perform incredibly well. Their results place the college as one of the top performing sixth form colleges in the country. In 2020, students achieved an A Level pass rate of 99.3% with 100% pass rate in 90% of subjects – a testament to the committed staff and hard-working students; Prior Pursglove College can rightly be proud of its achievements and high academic standards.
Redcar & Cleveland College has recently merged with nearby Stockton Riverside College and other partners of Etc. to create a new, forward-looking further education provider for the borough.
Providing apprenticeships, vocational training, access to higher education and bespoke courses for employers, Redcar & Cleveland College will continue to be a first-class further education provider for years to come.
The award-winning Teesside University is within easy travelling distance, just a couple of miles away in neighbouring Middlesbrough. Offering undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses, Teesside University also has strong links with the Digital City initiative to create high-tech local businesses.