Sheffield High in the News
All change at the Sheffield High Sixth Form!
At Sheffield High School, not only are they celebrating the good news that they have the go-ahead for a Sixth Form development, but they are also welcoming in a new Head of Sixth Form, Dr James Raymond who joins SHS from The Grammar School at Leeds, for September.
City planners have given the go-ahead for a bold development to the School’s existing Sixth Form Centre by granting permission for a large extension to enhance the schools facilities. Much time and effort have gone into the planning of this project, both to accommodate the wishes of students and of the School and to ensure that the planners respect the fact that this work is being carried out on a listed building in a conservation area.
‘Work has already begun on this ambitious scheme to add an exciting range of new resources to support our students and it will continue into 2010. The School is benefiting from considerable financial and logistical support from our parent organisation, the Girls’ Day School Trust, in order to undertake this project. We have also been working hard with the contractors for this project to ensure that disruption to students and to our neighbours during the building phase is kept to a minimum,’ said head teacher Valerie Dunsford.
Gill Pitchford the outgoing Head of Sixth Form went onto say, ‘Consultation with our sixth formers has been ongoing during the planning phase and the new building will incorporate a large new Learning Resource Centre exclusively for use by sixth formers with key study material, laptop computers, a Virtual Learning Environment and a wealth of careers resources. But it’s not all work! Our students will also benefit from a new café and kitchen diner in which to relax and unwind with outdoor decked spaces in which to socialise.’