Inspiring sixth form centre opens to a fanfare of praise

King Edward VI Academy'L-R Jermaine Cox Senior Head Boy, May Guest Senior Head Girl, Elle Smith Head Girld and Joseph Losper Head Boy
King Edward VI Academy'L-R Jermaine Cox Senior Head Boy, May Guest Senior Head Girl, Elle Smith Head Girld and Joseph Losper Head Boy

The new sixth form centre at King Edward VI Academy, Spilsby, has officially opened to a fanfare of praise.

The impressive facility is providing sixth form students with an inspiring space to study and learn in.

The centre was formally opened by David Ross Education Trust chief executive Wendy Marshall. Ms Marshall said: “Sixth form numbers at the academy have been growing steadily for a number of years now. It was only right, that we looked to support these students by building a dedicated sixth form centre that really catered for their needs and learning requirements.”

Representatives of teachers who had inspired David Ross were amongst those invited. Guests included former maths teacher Henry Stern who has a learning suite named after him in the new building. He said: “In my 50 years of teaching I do not believe that I have seen anything like it.”

Principal Margaret Reeve said: “I am delighted that we now have a fantastic new building for our sixth form.

“Now that Spilsby has a centre for post-16 education, the number of students staying on or joining the sixth form will continue to grow and we can offer our students a wider range of study than ever before.”