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New look for sixth form base at school

Posted onPosted on 10th Mar

An opening ceremony was held to launch a newly-renovated and refurbished sixth form centre at The Garibaldi School.

The original building had a ‘home’ layout because it was previously a caretaker’s bungalow.

However, thanks to significant funding from Nova Education Trust, which operates the Forest Town school, an extensive project has transformed the learning environment for current and future students.

Nearly a decade ago the sixth form consisted of 35 students, but the new provision could support 120 students.

Recent A-Level results placed the school in the top 10 in the county. Ben West, sixth form director, said. “I am proud of the achievement of our sixth form, which has continued to go from strength to strength.

“The new facilities and fresh, modern look mean that the space is suited to students’ needs and allows them to study and work in a comfortable, light environment that is conducive to achieving well.

Headteacher James Aldred added: “The high grades being achieved are enabling many students to secure university placements, apprenticeships, and employment opportunities, with four students recently securing places at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

“I hope the new sixth form base will be a space for the students to be proud of, inspiring and promoting adulthood, responsibility, and independence.”

Make Consulting designed the space.