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We were all sorry to hear that efforts to secure the future of Newton Rigg have not been successful, however regardless of whether you choose to study at Kendal College or not, we would like to offer you our advice and support to help you make the best decision for you as you take the next step in your education.

Kendal College has worked with the staff at Newton Rigg for the last 18 months to put in place an expanded curriculum offer, and our aim is to ensure that there is continued education and appropriate progression routes in place for learners who are leaving Newton Rigg in July.

A wide range of vocational and academic courses; including animal care, hospitality, hair and beauty, construction and engineering, health and social care as well as public services, sport and outdoor adventure.

We were planning to offer a range of land-based courses from September, however, there has been a further review of the land-based education in Cumbria, where it was decided that Kendal College will withdraw from offering full-time land-based education from September 2021. The reason behind this decision is that rather than create unnecessary competition and a situation that doesn’t work for the county, we will work with Ullswater Community College and Myerscough College who have also put out a new land-based offer. Together the three colleges will aim to put together one coherent offer starting from September 2021, which will jointly meet the needs of Cumbria as a whole. Further communications will come out shortly, and all current applications will be contacted to discuss their options.

You can now apply for these courses, starting in September 2021:

If you are currently studying at Newton Rigg on a Level 3 course in uniformed protective services, animal management, health and social care, children’s play learning and development, and wish to transfer to us for your second year, this will also be possible.

Whatever you decide to do, I wish you the very best of luck in the future and if you do apply to study at Kendal College, I look forward to welcoming you in September.


Kelvin Nash