Sixth form to open at Bilton

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A NEW £50,000 sixth form will open at Bilton School in September this year.

Applications are now being received for the first year of Bilton School’s Sixth Form where students will be able to choose from a 24 courses on offer.

Headteacher Patsy Weighill said: “We are delighted that we are able to offer such a broad curriculum for our students. They are very positive and excited about the prospect of being involved in designing our new post-16 centre that will be opening in September 2012 in our current humanities block.”

The new sixth form will provide four teaching rooms, a large common rooms, dining area and resource centre.

Mrs Weighill said: “We have been planning this development for almost two years and have made staffing appointments that will enable us to hit the ground running with high-quality teaching from September.”

The school has received a number of applications from students who are pleased they now have the choice to stay on at the school.

Ruth Dutton-Coles, who is leading the new venture, said: “I was particularly pleased to read some of the comments.”