A Sixth Form At Sweyne Park School ?

Over 40 years ago Sweyne School in Rayleigh had its own sixth form – though things got so crowded pupils were having lessons in the dining room. Then SEEVIC opened, and all the sixth formers moved there.

Now the Echo reports that Sweyne Park School is hoping to have its own sixth form again:

A NEW sixth form could open at a Rayleigh school.
The governing body of the Sweyne Park School in Sir Walter Raleigh Drive has unanimously agreed to ask the Department for Education for permission to change from an 11 to 16-year-old school to an 11 to 18-year-old school. If it is approved, the school could add a sixth form by September 2014.
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In a letter outlining the plans to parents, Lynda Walker, chair of governors, said there had been demand from parents to make the change.
She said: “This will primarily be for Sweyne Park pupils but will also admit 15 external pupils.
“We are very excited by the prospect of opening a sixth form and hope we will receive your support with this exciting new venture.” …..

The school reports this on its own website here.

3 Comments

  1. Rayleigh Resident

    Perhaps not the right place for this post but I can’t think of anywhere else.

    I see that our local yoof artists have been very busy around the place. Graffiti all over the building hoarding at Station Approach, on most of the lamposts on Crown Hill and on the advertising board by the station carpark. Is anything being done to try to catch these half wit yoof baboons or have the police simply given up ?

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  2. Rachel

    I think it’s a brilliant idea! I’ve had kids having to switch out to college. Now that kids have to be in education until the age of 18, the more post 16 education centres the better!

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  3. The Mighty Oz

    Not necessarily a brilliant idea for everyone, I feel sorry for the teachers who will have to try to teach 1000’s of hopeless yoofs who have no interest whatsoever in being in school and will not learn anything more even if they stayed on for another 10 years.

    Still, I suppose it gets the youth unemployment figures down at stroke…

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