Cotswold Life - - EDUCATION NEWS -

Sixth for­m­ers at Abing­don School were very ap­pre­cia­tive of the im­pres­sive new Sixth Form Cen­tre that opened its doors for the first time in Septem­ber. The Sixth Form Cen­tre oc­cu­pies the ground floor of a new three-story build­ing, Beech Court, that also houses a new li­brary and art space.

Abing­don stu­dent, Howard Hawkes says, “It’s a per­fect place to work or just be with friends. I’ve never re­ally had a sim­i­lar place be­fore at school so it’s re­ally wel­come.”

Talk­ing about the new fa­cil­i­ties, the Head­mas­ter Michael Wind­sor said: “The new cen­tre is de­signed to mark the tran­si­tion from Mid­dle School to the Sixth Form where stu­dents have more in­de­pen­dence, take on more re­spon­si­bil­ity for their own learn­ing and en­joy a re­la­tion­ship with the school and staff that more closely re­sem­bles univer­sity ed­u­ca­tion.”

Beech Court took 18 months to com­plete and is the lat­est in a phase of build­ing de­vel­op­ment that be­gan with the open­ing of a new Sci­ence Cen­tre in 2015.

ABOVE: Beech Court; Sixth Form Cen­tre

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