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Darlington MP marks start of £1m Carmel College development

Darlington MP Peter Gibson has officially marked the start of a £1m project to create a new sixth form centre at the town’s Carmel College.

The work, which is being carried out by Wharton Construction, represents one of the final pieces in the redevelopment of The Headlands site.

Mr Gibson, who performed the groundbreaking ceremony, said: “I’m extremely honoured to be asked by Carmel College to mark the official start of this exciting project.

“It represents a significant investment in the future of its students and will be a fine addition to its already first-rate facilities.”

Predominantly used by sixth form students for self-directed studies, as well as for fitness and sports, the building will feature a viewing gallery that looks down onto the sports hall.

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Results Day 2020


STAFF have paid tribute to the extraordinary achievements of their students who were faced with a challenging end to their time at school. Bishop Hogarth Catholic Education Trust student followed strict social distancing guidelines as they turned up to collect their A Level results from Carmel College, Darlington, St John’s Catholic School and Sixth Form College, Bishop Auckland and English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College, Hartlepool.
Many students achieved places at their first choice university despite being unable to sit exams because of the COVID-19 pandemic and their results having to be based on predicted grades ratified by the Government – others had to go through clearing. Click here for the full press release.