Cardinal Newman College

Cardinal Newman College

Cardinal Newman College

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Cardinal Newman College is a Catholic sixth form college on Larkhill Road, Frenchwood, Preston, England. The college's performance at both A and AS-level in 2008 was ranked as the best sixth form college in the country, and 54th amongst all schools., BBC NEWS, 15 January 2009, accessed 30 May 2009

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The college contains Lark Hill House, built in 1797 as private house for Samuel Horrocks, a cotton manufacturer and later Mayor and Member of Parliament for Preston. The house was unoccupied after the deaths of both Horrocks in 1842 and his son four years later, until 1860 when it was sold to the Faithful Companions of Jesus Sisters, to become Lark Hill House School for girls. The house was modified in 1870, with more classrooms added in 1893, 1907, and 1932. The school was a direct grant grammar school from 1919 known as Larkhill Convent Grammar School. From 1967, the school took in sixth-form students from other Catholic secondary schools around Preston. The introduction of comprehensive schools in Lancashire forced the school to stop admitting under-16 pupils...
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