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Welcome to Richard Rose Central Academy


Central to your Success

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.

Mr Stephen Gilby

Associate Principal

About us

Our Sixth Form is special! It is special because our students are at the heart of everything we do. We have a unique approach to supporting our students as they work towards fulfilling their potential in Years 12 and 13. This approach is possible because of our size. Every student who joins our Sixth Form is an individual and because of this approach, we can build personal timetables and programme of study which enable our students to get to where they want to be. With a 98% A*-E pass rate for 2015 overall and a 100% pass rate on our vocational programmes, we are quickly becoming a first choice for many students across the city.

A full range of courses are offered to suit the needs of our students. Areas of study include Humanities, Law, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, the Arts, Sport, IT and many more...

Facilities available

We are proud to have state of the art facilities and a dedicated Sixth Form team. All of our students leave well prepared for the next steps in their lives with a significant number going on to study at Universities across the country. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Richard Rose Central Academy directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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