Open day offers a first glimpse at brand new Pudsey Sixth Form College

Students have been given an early taste of what Pudsey Sixth Form College will have to offer when it opens.

The new sixth form held its first open day to introduce potential students to the all-new further education establishment, which is set to open in September 2024. 

Pudsey Sixth Form College is being developed through a partnership between Crawshaw Academy, Co-op Academy Priesthorpe, Leeds West Academy and Leeds Sixth Form College.  

By creating this dedicated post-16 provision, future Pudsey students will benefit from an educational experience that builds confidence, raises aspirations and hope to inspire generations to come

The event took place at Leeds Sixth Form College, where the first cohort of Pudsey Sixth Form College students will initially be based next year, until the new college building is complete.

This gave prospective students a first glimpse at the exclusive classrooms, study zones and dedicated spaces they will have access to, as well as an opportunity to meet the architects, designers and builders who are involved in developing the new Sixth Form College in Pudsey. 

Parents and prospective students had the chance to view the designs and ask questions.

Students also took the opportunity to speak to teachers about the sixth form’s broad subject and enrichment offer, and have their questions answered by members of the management team.

Leeds Sixth Form College and Pudsey Sixth Form College Principal, Rachael Booth, said: “We are delighted to be sharing our vision for Pudsey Sixth Form College in person for the first time.

“This event has allowed us to showcase our ambitious offer of subjects and qualifications as a specialist sixth form, as well as our commitment to preparing our students for a future without limits.

“This is an exciting new chapter for education in the area, and it’s great to see so many people joining us to find out more.”

The Pudsey story

There has long been a history of partnership and collaboration amongst the local schools in Pudsey, but this new venture was born out of a need for a dedicated sixth form for students in Pudsey. 

As part of Luminate Education Group, Pudsey Sixth Form College aims to become the natural destination for further education in the area.

In 2024, the sixth form will take up residence in an all-new, multi-million pound campus located in the heart of the Pudsey district. 

Designed with community needs in mind, the new building will feature 26 classrooms as well as art studios, design and technology workshops and laboratories to give students access to unparalleled educational opportunities.

What’s on offer?

Pudsey Sixth Form College’s academic provision will centre primarily around A levels, offering a range of subjects that will act as a springboard to university and beyond.

But as one learning style will not suit every student, the sixth form will also offer practical courses and hybrid pathways for those looking to undertake a different type of vocational qualification alongside their A level studies.

Rachael Booth added: “We will provide choice for students in Pudsey, with unparalleled opportunities both in terms of course choices, but also the breadth of extra and super curricular on offer.Broadening choices at this critical stage in their education means young people can make an informed decision about their chosen path.

“We want our students to enjoy learning and to acquire the skills they need to succeed – no matter their destination.”

If you would like to find out more about Pudsey Sixth Form College, please visit the website.

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