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Lancashire County Council is the Local Education Authority for West Lancashire. As well as primary and secondary schools, West Lancashire is also home to Edge Hill University, its campus based in Ormskirk. West Lancashire College, based in Skelmersdale, was created in 2007 with the merger of Skelmersdale & Ormskirk College and Newcastle College.

Top marks for Skelmersdale's brightest

Head girl and head boy make school proud with 33 GCSEs and three AS Levels

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Burscough student undertakes abseil in memory of late father

Liam Worthington has raised over £700 for Claire's Project charity

Burscough FC set to host open evenings for youngsters aged 16-18

New Academy programme set to give an insight to different football related careers

Green fingered teen is back in business after robbery

Halsall community help to buy new hedge cutters after Lewis Chapman was dragged along with speeding car

Skelmersdale schoolchildren back the campaign for Millie's memorial park

Pupils across the area host fundraising events and make posters

Burscough passions run high at meeting

Football: Burscough FC held a community event in the clubhouse at Victoria Park on Tuesday, June 24

MBE for Ormskirk maths mentor

Pensioner honoured for service to education

Community gathers to celebrate life of special seven-year-old

Joel Shaw is commemorated at Newburgh fair

Antenatal teacher celebrates 150 births

Nina Killen set up the class two years ago

Ormskirk schoolboys prepare to take on 215 mile cycle challenge

Sam Walton and Joseph Morrow are planning to bike from Southport to Hornsea

Pupils upset as school team miss out on Anfield cup final

St Anne's Catholic Primary School withdrew team because of exam clash

Ofsted got it wrong, says Glenburn head

School’s ‘special measures’ rating is challenged by James Harris

Councillors decide on student homes plan

Homes for 11 students are due to be passed

Burscough head speaks out after pupils send intimate phone snaps

Catherine Davies warns parents of the online dangers

Ormskirk Guitar prodigy hits the right note

Ciaran Gaffney, 10,  is one of the youngest in the country to achieve grade eight