Sheffield High in the News
‘Head to Head’ Grand Opening of the New SHS Sixth Form Extension
Heads, figureheads and head girls were in abundance at the Grand Opening of the Sheffield High School newly extended Sixth Form building!
Valerie Dunsford Headmistress of Sheffield High welcomed local dignitaries the High Sheriff and the Lord Mayor along with ex-head girls and former head of sixth form staff. The head girls who had been in post since the Millennium were invited back to see the changes to their building on Melbourne Avenue. The head girls spoke to the guests sharing what they had taken away with them from the school. These guests included the GDST (Girls’ Day School Trust) Estates committee, the building contractors ROK, ex staff, current and former governors along with the upper tier of prefects and form representatives from Year 5 to Year 13. The vote of thanks was given by current head girl Eleanor Bermingham who brought a tear to the eye of all who had been involved in the planning and creating such was her praise of the new facilities!
The Sixth Form Centre at Sheffield High School has been refurbished and extended in a project costing over £1 million. The Sixth Form Centre now houses recently re designed common rooms, teaching rooms and tutorial bases. A new learning resource centre provides access to key study materials, laptop computers and a wealth of careers resources. There is a modern and bright café-diner as well as a decked outside eating area for the students.
The extended facilities were designed to cope with the demand for additional places at Sheffield High School. The results and the uptake of Sheffield High pupils to some of the top university course around the country once more show that the school remains the top performing school in South Yorkshire and surrounding areas.
The High Sheriff Alan Cooper congratulated the school as he cut the ribbon in front of a cheering crowd of girls and guests. Valerie Dunsford who has been the driving force for this immense undertaking said “Our outstanding new facilities provide a sixth form experience for our girls which is perfect preparation for university. The students have freedom and independence while still having all the advantages of being part of the whole school”.
The staff and pupils look forward to welcoming girls interested in viewing these new facilities and considering A levels at SHS to the Sixth Form Open Morning on Saturday 13 November, 9.30am start.