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Middlesbrough offers a well-rounded learning system, catering for a full range of educational needs from primary through to tertiary, and vocational training.

Teesside University

Located in the heart of Middlesbrough, Teesside University is the top north east higher education institution for graduates securing professional and managerial-level jobs. It is also the UK’s leading higher education institution for working with business and has previously been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for work at world-class level in the field of enterprise and business engagement.

The university has invested over £295 million on campus, and continues to create a modern and innovative learning environment.

Middlesbrough College

Middlesbrough College is unique to the region, providing a progressive range of study options. The college delivers courses across a range of sectors and levels, from entry level through to level 7 postgraduate qualifications.

Recent results place the college in the top 10% for vocational courses, top 25% for apprenticeship achievement, and show a 100% pass rate in 19 A-Level subjects.

The Northern School of Art

The Northern School of Art produces world-class designers and innovators in the creative industries. The Middlesbrough campus boasts a range of creative courses designed to support students into a university of their choice, whilst the university level campus in nearby Hartlepool boasts some of the highest graduate employability statistics in art and design, year on year.

Primary and secondary schooling

Middlesbrough is served by almost 80 schools, with three leading independent schools within short driving distance. Once such school, Yarm School, has been named ‘north east independent secondary school of the year’ in the 2019 Sunday Times Parent Power guide.

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