Tuesday, 26 September 2017

School's plan for sixth form gains momentum

PLANS by Watlington’s secondary school to open a sixth-form college are gaining momentum.

A public meeting last week heard that the governors of Icknield Community College want to extend the top end of its students’ age band from 16 to 18 and to offer A level courses.

It hopes to offer 20 courses including maths, English literature, art and sociology from September next year.

The Love Lane school says this would help students who currently have to travel to places such as The Henley College and save their families money on the cost of transport. A handful of people attended the meeting at the school, which followed two consultation meetings with parents.

It was attended by headteacher Mat Hunter, senior assistant head James Barringer and chairman of governors Rob Cockrem.

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