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Carmel R.C. Technology College,
Darlington (United Kingdom)

Carmel School was formed in September 1974 as the result of the amalgamation of two Catholic secondary schools. These were St Mary's Boys' Secondary School and the Immaculate Conception Secondary School for Girls. The site belonged originally to the Pease family, a well-known Darlington Quaker family, who made their fortune in railways. Their country house, which now forms part of the administration area of the college, dates back to 1864 and is renowned for its ghost, Harriet, who has scared many a teacher over the years and is much talked about by the younger pupils!

The college is a mixed R.C. Specialist Technology College with a wide catchment area across Darlington. At present there are 1060 pupils on roll, aged 11 - 18. We are proud of our outstanding achievements in many fields - academic, musical, sporting, charity - and we enjoy many international links, which have given our pupils the opportunity to visit Germany, Hungary, Spain, France, Italy, Slovakia, Poland and Cyprus.

Darlington is a medium-sized market town in the north-east of England, most famous for the "Locomotion", the first passenger steam train in the world, which was built by George Stephenson in 1825 to run between Stockton and Darlington.

 

old building
Carmel Technology College: the administrative building

 

hall
The hall

 

classroom
View of a classroom