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.

The Lancashire Enterprise Adviser Network

Enterprise Adviser’s are local business leader’s who volunteer to work with the senior leadership team of the school. They help to develop the school’s approach to careers and to develop an employer engagement strategy and plan.

They also encourage employees and other business contacts to work with Schools on relevant activities.

By becoming an Enterprise Adviser you will be part of a national network of schools and business.


The purpose of the Adviser Network is to increase the number of employer encounters that young people receive.

  • Research indicates that 4 good quality encounters with employers reduces the number of young people who is “Not in Education, Employment, or Training” (NEET) by up to 86%.
  • Engagement with workplaces also increases earning potential and improves attainment.
  • Excellent engagement has already been reported from the schools, colleges and local businesses already participating, resulting in a positive change in young people’s insight into the world of work.
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