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    Luminate Education Group is a group of passionate education providers in Yorkshire

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    Luminate

    Luminate Education Group is a group of passionate education providers in Yorkshire

    Find out more

  • Train With
    Luminate

    It’s our job to make a positive difference to the lives of our students, pupils and apprentices

    Find out more

  • Work For
    Luminate

    Enjoy a rewarding career in an ambitious, diverse and supportive organisation that’s helping to shape people’s futures

    Find out more

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The leading voice of education in Yorkshire

Luminate Education Group is a group of education providers in Yorkshire. We deliver education in early years through to further and higher education settings. It’s our job to make a positive difference to the lives of our students, pupils and apprentices, by delivering quality teaching and training opportunities that will improve their future.

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Putting students first,
always

We work in partnership with the region, and have strong relationships with local authorities, employers, third sector organisations and regulatory bodies.

By working together with other organisations, we make bigger and better things happen, and create the best possible outcomes for our pupils, students and apprentices.

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A pioneering
education group

Luminate Education Group is a collective of education providers based in Yorkshire with one clear purpose: to make a positive difference to people’s lives through genuinely transformative education and training.

How can we work together?

Our
purpose

Our purpose is to collectively transform lives through inspirational education, training and support for all. We’ll achieve this by:

Giving our students
the best chance

Working together so every student, pupil and apprentice, irrespective of their background, have a learning experience that enables them to progress to a successful future into further study or work

Creating a
supportive culture

Taking care of our people and creating a supportive culture that is aspirational, engaging and has wellbeing as a central focus

Overcoming
diversity barriers

Challenging and overcoming diversity and inclusion barriers for both students and our people

Providing education
to all

Being widely recognised as an ‘Anchor Institution’, working across all phases of the education system, from primary and secondary schools through to further and higher education

Being
responsive

Being responsive to the regional skills needs and demand

Welcoming
partnerships

Being open to new partnerships with like-minded educational institutions in the Leeds City Region

Working
together

Uniting as a community of organisations, working in partnership to help each other grow, while continuing to strengthen individual brands

Investing in our
learning environments

Creating a property strategy that meets student demand and employer needs

Pooling
our resources

Using shared services to raise standards, by bringing people together to offer specialist advice

Being community
driven

Being strongly rooted in the communities that we serve, supporting them to be more prosperous and cohesive

Employing the
best talent

Attracting, training and developing the best educators and professional talent in the region

  • Giving our students
    the best chance

    Working together so every student, pupil and apprentice, irrespective of their background, have a learning experience that enables them to progress to a successful future into further study or work

  • Creating a
    supportive culture

    Taking care of our people and creating a supportive culture that is aspirational, engaging and has wellbeing as a central focus

  • Overcoming
    diversity

    Challenging and overcoming diversity and inclusion barriers for both students and our people

  • Providing education
    to all

    Being widely recognised as an ‘Anchor Institution’, working across all phases of the education system, from primary and secondary schools through to further and higher education

  • Being
    responsive

    Being responsive to the regional skills needs and demand

  • Welcoming
    partnerships

    Being open to new partnerships with like-minded educational institutions in the Leeds City Region

  • Working
    together

    Uniting as a community of organisations, working in partnership to help each other grow, while continuing to strengthen individual brands

  • Investing in our
    learning environments

    Creating a property strategy that meets student demand and employer needs

  • Pooling
    our resources

    Using shared services to raise standards, by bringing people together to offer specialist advice

  • Being community
    driven

    Being strongly rooted in the communities that we serve, supporting them to be more prosperous and cohesive

  • Employing the
    best talent

    Attracting, training and developing the best educators and professional talent in the region

A wholly inclusive and
supportive environment

Where every single one of our 30,000 pupils, students and apprentices has the opportunity to progress to a successful future.

A unified stability,
a stronger voice

Luminate Education Group empowers our member organisations with a unified stability, so we have more of an influence locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Our group takes in learners
from 3 – 103 years old

Across the group, we know how to provide the best teaching, training and apprenticeships to learners of all ages. Uniquely, our members span early years through to higher education settings.

A collaborative, inclusive and
progressive employer

Find out more about working for Luminate Education Group and our wide range of staff benefits.

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Our most
frequently asked questions

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What is Luminate Education Group? >

Luminate Education Group is a group of education providers in the Leeds City Region. It includes primary schools, secondary schools, sixth form colleges, several further education colleges and a growing higher education provision.

It was renamed from Leeds City College Group in December 2018 to better reflect its growing portfolio of institutions. Its mission is to collectively transform the lives of all students and learners.

What is an education group? >

An education group is a parent company of different education providers. An education group provides its members with the support they need to achieve wider success.

Where is Luminate Education Group based? >

Luminate Education Group and its members currently reside in the Leeds City Region, with locations in Leeds city centre, Harrogate and Keighley.

Luminate Education Group is headquartered at Park Lane Campus, Park Lane, Leeds, LS3 1AA.

How many schools / colleges / universities does Luminate Education Group manage? >

Luminate Education Group currently includes seven member organisations (information up to date: 2021). They are Leeds City College, Keighley College, Leeds Conservatoire, White Rose Academies Trust (comprising four schools), Harrogate College, University Centre Leeds, and Leeds Sixth Form College.

What members make up the group? >

The members of Luminate Education Group are White Rose Academies Trust (early years, primary and secondary), Leeds City College, Keighley College, Harrogate College, Leeds Sixth Form College (FE), Leeds Conservatoire, and University Centre Leeds (HE).

Our
latest news

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Luminate Education Group secures £51 million to transform its buildings

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Luminate Education Group ‘unlocks potential’ at second teaching and learning conference

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University Centre Leeds students

Best in Leeds scores for Luminate Education Group’s higher education providers

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Leeds West MP Alex Sobel visits Leeds City College’s Quarry Hill campus

Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel has visited Leeds City College’s Quarry Hill campus as part of a wider campaign to promote digital arts.

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Luminate Education Group colleges awarded ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Colleges within Luminate Education Group are celebrating after achieving a grade ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features by Ofsted, following an inspection last month.

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