THE new sixth form centre at King's College has been officially opened by Sir Michael Barber, Chancellor of Exeter University.

Guests and community members joined staff to hear Sir Michael's keynote address, emphasising the importance of providing pupils with the best possible resources for their educational journey.

The new centre is designed to meet the evolving needs of sixth formers and is flexible, technologically advanced and anchored in sustainable energy principles.

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

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Its cutting-edge facilities, including state-of-the-art classrooms, a creative learning space, futures room, breakout areas and a café, create an atmosphere conducive to nurturing the talents and aspirations of young minds and provide a seamless transition between school and university study.

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 enable teachers to deliver engaging lessons and provide pupils with opportunities to collaborate, explore and extend their learning beyond the classroom.

Headmaster Michael Sloan 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 added his gratitude for the "extraordinary generosity of the donors" whose financial contributions were instrumental in bringing the vision to life.