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Sunderland College, is a further education, higher education college based in Sunderland, North East England. The enrolment includes around 6,300 part-time learners and approximately 4,800 full-time students. A report following a January 2010 Ofsted inspection awarded the school a Grade 2 (good) that included a Grade 1 (outstanding) on 3 inspection criteria. The college is a member of the 157 Group of high performing schools.AboutThe college is a multi-centre establishment, with four campuses throughout North East England, these are Bede Campus, Hylton Campus, Washington Campus and St. Peter's Campus, which is located on the St Peter's campus of the University of Sunderland.HistoryStatistically, Sunderland College has held the top position of colleges and sixth forms in Sunderland - achieving the best grades locally in comparison with St. Aidan's RC, St. Anthony's RC and St. Robert's of Newminster, in recent years.Bede CampusThe college's Bede Campus, which is situated close to Sunderland City Centre on Durham Road (A690, is in the buildings of the former Bede School which began as a coeducational comprehensive in September 1967. The school, briefly known as Bede School closed in 1991, and was itself a combination of the Bede College School for Boys and Bede Grammar School for Girls, run by the County Borough of Sunderland Education Committee. The girls' school had around 500 girls in the 1950s, and by the 1960s the boys' school had 900 boys.