BUILDING WORK STARTS ON NEW £1.4M SIXTH FORM CENTRE
The new centre will provide the school’s growing sixth form with spacious classrooms, a well-equipped library, study rooms for independent learning and an IT hub.
Local building company, Speller Metcalfe has been contracted by the school to build the new state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre as part of the school’s larger re-development plan. This phase follows a half a million pound investment in new science laboratories and IT systems.
Bill Cave, Divisional Director at Speller Metcalfe, said: "This is a fantastic project which highlights the commitment of Hanley Castle High School and its staff to giving students the best education possible. The project will not only provide students with modern facilities but also employment opportunities within the local area.
"As a local Company, we work hard to employ our sub-contractors from within 30 miles of site, enabling us to promote new opportunities and contribute to the local economy."
The school has received a grant of £1.2 million from the Department for Education for the new Sixth Form Centre and is looking to raise the additional capital through fundraising.
“This project has come at just the right time for Hanley Castle”, said Headmaster, Lindsey Cooke.
“We have our best ever students, our best ever results – now we will be able to provide every sixth former with our best ever accommodation and facilities.
“I would like to thank all of those individuals and local businesses who have worked so hard to make our dream a reality.”
The new Sixth Form Centre is set to complete in May 2016.