Bletch­ley Plans School For Coders

Planned for 2018 open­ing

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Bletch­ley Park, fa­mous for its role in the war ef­fort, is re­port­edly plan­ning to open a new school that will teach cy­ber skills to 16-to-19year-olds. The very se­ri­ous­sound­ing Col­lege of Na­tional Se­cu­rity is planned to be opened up in 2018 in a build­ing on the Bletch­ley site it­self that will have to be re­stored first.

The Col­lege will be a six­th­form board­ing school that will be free to suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants as re­ports have sug­gested that fund­ing could come from a com­bi­na­tion of state and pri­vate fi­nanc­ing, which will be nec­es­sary as this is go­ing to be a multi-mil­lion pound ven­ture.

The school will be look­ing to select po­ten­tial stu­dents on tal­ent alone, with – as well as cy­ber­se­cu­rity – pupils be­ing taught re­lated sub­jects such as physics and maths. Any­one who can’t take ad­van­tage of the board­ing school op­tion could po­ten­tially un­der­take one of its vir­tual short cour­ses on­line.

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