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Teenagers will now be studying for their A-Levels in a renovated new facility at a school.

Spalding High School has transformed its sixth form common room to create a business working environment for its students.

The Stonegate school, which was rated as outstanding in its last Ofsted report, has created three areas within the new common room to support study.

Spalding High School has invested in its new sixth form facilities (52949947)
Spalding High School has invested in its new sixth form facilities (52949947)

Deputy head of sixth form Eleanor Jeffery said that the transformation has gone down well with students.

She said: “They absolutely love it, particularly our Year 13 students. The first day they walked into the common room, you could see the smiles.

“They couldn’t believe it was the same room.”

Last year due to Covid-19 restrictions, the common room was split into two teaching areas.

Spalding High School has invested in its new sixth form facilities (52949951)
Spalding High School has invested in its new sixth form facilities (52949951)

Now the school has opened it back out to be one large space, as well as repainting and adding new flooring.

The kitchen has been upgraded along with adding new desks and modular seating.

Miss Jeffery said: “We have three types of areas for studying with long tables for collaborative work, smaller tables for smaller groups of students and a quiet area.

“We also have a modular seating area for students to go to socialise and relax.

“There is also a projection for small presentations.

“It looks completely different. It has created a positive working environment.”

The school is also looking to renovate more of its facilities for the sixth formers.

Miss Jeffery said: “Our next plan is to move onto our sixth form study room which we are hoping to start in the next academic year.

“We have computers which we would like to upgrade and to look at the desks.”



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