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King's College celebrates official opening of sixth form centre

Sir Michael Barber, Chancellor of Exeter University, has officially opened the state-of-the-art sixth form centre at King’s College.

Distinguished guests and community members joined staff to commemorate the event and Sir Michael, an eminent figure in the education sector, delivered an inspiring keynote address, emphasising the importance of providing pupils with the best possible resources for their educational journey.

A college spokesman said the centre was a testament to the school’s commitment to excellence in education. Designed to meet the evolving needs of sixth form pupils, the building was flexible, technologically advanced and anchored in sustainable energy principles.

It aimed to foster academic growth, critical thinking and personal development by providing opportunities for collaborative working, formal and semi-formal academic experiences and discussions.

It boasts cutting-edge facilities, including state-of-the-art classrooms, a creative learning space, futures room, breakout areas and a café.

Over the past two terms, the sixth form centre has played a pivotal role in supporting pupils as they pursue their A Level studies. Its sophisticated infrastructure and resources enables teachers to deliver engaging lessons, while providing pupils with opportunities to collaborate, explore and extend their learning beyond the classroom.

The centre has quickly become a hub of intellectual curiosity and academic excellence, driving pupils to reach their full potential and achieve outstanding results.

Headmaster Michael Sloan (pictured right with Sir Michael) said: “The innovative and creative teaching and learning being delivered in our outstanding new building is helping to ensure that King’s remains the school of choice in the South West for intellectually curious and academically minded Sixth Form pupils.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who worked so hard to oversee and deliver the building to such a high-quality specification.”

He said the realisation of the sixth form centre would not have been possible without the generosity of donors whose financial contributions were instrumental in bringing the vision to life.

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