The only IB World School in Cumbria

The International Baccalaureate is a world-leading international qualification. Founded in Geneva in 1968 with the goal of creating a better world through education, the IB fosters critical thinking and builds problem-solving skills, while encouraging diversity, international mindedness, curiosity, and a healthy appetite for learning and excellence. It is much more than an examination board.

The IB is highly regarded by universities and employers across the globe. Universities actively seek IB graduates as they are better prepared for university study and adjust better to university life, while employers are recognising IB pupils as having the essential skill set and character traits to grow and develop in a healthy and happy way.

As a non-selective school, our Sixth Form pupils consistently achieve in all aspects of their school careers and accomplish outstanding IB and BTEC results. We are academically excellent, and our examination results are well-above the world averages.


The IB Mission Statement encapsulates what is compelling about its Programmes:

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage pupils across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. (IBO)


As an IB World School, we offer four pathways through Sixth Form with the International Baccalaureate designed to challenge, extend, motivate and inspire. Students can be confident that the path they choose will equip them with the key transferable life skills for success beyond the school gates:

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP)*
National Level 3 Qualifications (standalone BTEC & NCFE)
Standalone International Baccalaureate subjects (Certificates)

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Option Blocks

Understand the structure of the International Baccalaureate and how our vocational courses allow students to create a pathway that is perfect for them and their future: 

IB Diploma Programme

A rewarding and academically rigorous qualification

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IB Career Programme

Real world preparation

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Standalone BTEC

Essential skills for a successful work life

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