"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know." Daniel J. Boorstin

About us

Pendle Vale College is an 11-16 school located in Nelson and shares its location with Pendle Community High School & College, a Generic Learning Difficulties special school.

The facilities at Pendle Vale are second to none, including state of the art classrooms fully integrated with the latest Apple Technology, a sporting centre of excellence with a huge sports hall, multi-gym and all-weather pitches. We have first class creative and performing arts provision, including music studios, dance and drama suites. The building is modern and innovative in design and is an exciting environment in which to learn, enabling our learners to flourish into citizens equipped for the demands of 21st century life

Learning is at the heart of all we do at Pendle Vale College. We engage our learners with a curriculum that recognises the different skills, knowledge and learning approaches of our students. We believe in equipping our learners for the demands of the modern world.

We challenge all members of our community to be the best that they can be. The challenge begins in the classroom with lessons that engage, excite and deliver progress to all our learners. Our Teaching and Learning is innovative, exciting and increasingly recognised beyond the local college community. Our expectations are high, achievement is non-negotiable.

We understand that for students to achieve their best they need to feel safe and happy in College. The quality of support, guidance and care for students is prioritised as they progress through College with a dedicated team of teachers and support staff.