BUILDING work on a new Sixth Form Learning Centre/ Extended Schools building at Matravers has begun.
As well as providing enhanced learning facilities for sixth form students, the new centre will include facilities for community use. The single storey block, located near the school entrance in Springfield Road, will include a sixth form common room, computer room, quiet study area, offices, and toilets.
Headteacher Chris Dark said, “We are delighted that the building work for the new sixth form block has now begun. Building is scheduled to be completed in the spring, which will allow our current year 13 students to have the benefit of the additional work space leading up to their exams.
“Our commitment to our sixth form over the years has seen it grow in popularity, as we have broadened the range of opportunities open to students. This new building will further enhance the learning facilities for sixth form students, as well as providing them with a social space they can make their own. We are sure this will be a further encouragement for students to choose Matravers when considering their options at sixth form.
“Additionally, we will benefit from space with the building which is dedicated to community work, including health and wellbeing drop-in sessions and other community projects and events.”
Pictured on the site with plans for the new centre: Year 12 students Ellen Baker and Tim Kirk; Headteacher Chris Dark; and Year 13 students Connor Allen (deputy head boy) and Emily Arnold (head girl).