Principal's Welcome

Based in the heart of the beautiful border city of Carlisle on the edge of the Lake District we provide high quality education to 11-18 year olds from across the City.

The high expectations we place on students and staff, supported by one of the best learning environments in the County, has already had a significant impact in terms of improving results.  As we move towards becoming Outstanding we will accept nothing but the very best from the members of the Central community and make no apologies for the demands we place on students in terms of their behaviour and commitment.

Our nurturing and supportive culture ensures the best possible outcomes for All students at All levels.  Our focus is making sure our students feel safe and happy and through our Academic rigour we challenge ourselves to bring out the ‘Best in Everyone’ in every aspect of their lives.

Central is part of United Learning and a much larger group of schools and Academies up and down the country.  As one of the leading national chains of schools, United Learning brings with it a wealth of knowledge and experience all of which is here to benefit our students.

With competitive and recreational sport, dance and music groups, chess and science clubs, charity and community work, volunteering, world challenge, Duke of Edinburgh as well as a host of other extra-curricular activities there’s something for everyone at Central.

We will –

  • Bring out the ‘Best in Everyone’
  • Insist on continuous progress without excuses and never be complacent
  • Expect our students to become outstanding learners, outstanding role models and outstanding citizens

It is an exciting time to be a student and member of staff at Central and I look forward to the next year as we continue to support every student reach their potential and prepare them for working life in the 21st century.

I hope you find our website informative and please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit.

Ceri Bacon

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