St Helens has a number of excellent nursery, primary and secondary schools with many rated as “Outstanding” by OFSTED.
Carmel College has a reputation as one of the best Sixth Form Colleges in the country, rated in the top 2% of schools and colleges nationally according to ALPS (A Level Performance System) and was one off the first to be awarded Beacon Status.
St Helens College is one of the largest further and higher education providers in the Northwest and caters for students of all ages, studying at all levels including degrees. In recent years over £65 million has been invested in the facilities to ensure the right infrastructure is in place to support the curriculum and to provide a top class student experience. It is also recognised by the Department for Education as the best General Further Education College within Merseyside.
St Helens is also within easy access of both Liverpool and Manchester and a number of universities in each city.