New base for Workington sixth-formers
Last updated at 12:21, Friday, 21 June 2013
Workington Sixth Form Centre will be left empty when students move to a new base within Southfield Technology College later this year.
From September 3, about 220 sixth form students plus staff will be housed on the first floor of the Moorclose Road site.
Lynda Dalkin, Southfield headteacher, said the county council had been told that the present Needham Drive community building would no longer be needed for the sixth form after August 31.
A county council spokesman said no decision had yet been taken about future use of the Needham Drive building, which has been shared by students from Stainburn and Southfield schools and is also used as a community centre.
He said the community centre would not be affected because adult education and library facilities were still based there.
Stainburn and Southfield schools are working towards the creation of a single academy on the Stainburn site. The sixth form will eventually be located there.
Mrs Dalkin said: “Demographically we have fewer children than we had before. We are making best use of the resources.”
Money that would have been spent on the building will go towards laptops for every sixth form student.
The secondary schools are working with the education trust Bright Tribe towards achieving single academy status by January 1, 2014.
First published at 12:13, Friday, 21 June 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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surely this will cause problems in the future when students are required to stay on in education until 18
Will they have to run the gauntlet of the rest of the school to get in there? I wonder how the two groups will get along.