Education • let's talk Skelmersdale
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Skelmersdale caters for all stages of education.

There’s a wide range of good and outstanding primary schools in the Skelmersdale area. Comprising of community schools, religious schools, academy’s and special schools.

Secondary schools offer good education standards, as judged by Ofsted.

West Lancashire College’s state of the art £42.8 million campus in Skelmersdale offers a wide range of programmes; from entry level to degree level and every step in between, including BTEC’s and Apprenticeships.

It has around 4500 students and works with over 1000 employers.

West Lancashire has some excellent education and training facilities.

The jewel in the crown is Edge Hill University, with Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, Times University of the Year 2014/2015 and in the Top 50 universities in the UK for 2020.

Of particular interest to the business community is Edge Hill Business School, based in an impressive £8 million Business & Law building and the £13 million Technology Hub, launched in 2016.