Bletchley Plans School For Coders
Planned for 2018 opening
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.