New Corby Sixth Form to open next weekSchools and education
01 September 2023
With the Autumn term due to start, the new Corby Sixth Form will welcome its first students next week.
Housed in Chisholm House in Corby, the new state of the art campus, for 16 to 18-year-olds, has been transformed and will offer a wide range of A Level subjects and a selection of Diplomas.
The Corby Sixth Form is net zero carbon in operation. Achieved by implementing fabric first solutions, air source heat pumps, waste heat recovery systems and onsite generation through Solar PV panels. The campus includes more than 25 classrooms with high quality facilities. There is also an external roof terrace, modern café and common rooms - set in the heart of the town centre.
I visited the site earlier in the year, when it was still a building site, and the transformation now is quite incredible. The campus is ready to welcome the first set of students from next week, with impressive facilities located in the middle of Corby.Cllr David Brackenbury, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration
It will accommodate 399 students by 2025/26, a number which will steadily increase over time up to 660 students per academic year and over the next 5 years this project will create over 36 new positions, taking on roles such as teachers, teaching assistants, caretakers, cleaners and café staff. These students and staff will make a significant contribution to the local economy, benefitting the wider Corby area.
We are looking forward to welcoming our first students and working with them to shape this into a culture of innovative learning and development, a setting to empower young people to embrace all the opportunities that the future brings.Pat Jones, Deputy CEO of The Bedford College Group
The new campus has been delivered in partnership between The Bedford College Group and North Northamptonshire Council, with the 6th Form being run by The Bedford College Group. The site was made possible due to funding from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities received by NNC. Members of the Corby Towns Fund board and the Lord Lieutenant were given an update on the project and tour of the site this week, ahead of the site opening to pupils from Monday 4 September.
The project has been facilitated through the Corby Towns Fund, which sees the Corby area receiving £19.9m from central Government for four projects, including the new sixth form centre. More details about the four projects and latest news are available via the dedicated Corby Towns Fund website.
For more information about the Corby Sixth Form, visit their dedicated website. This project is funded by the UK Government through the Towns Fund.
The Towns Fund is a priority for this government and central to the levelling up agenda. Through working directly with places and putting power in the hands of local businesses and communities, it is unleashing the economic potential of towns and high streets across England.
The government wants to see vibrant towns that are more attractive places to live, work and visit; and to level up opportunity across the country so that everyone (wherever they live) can contribute to and benefit from economic growth. See the transcript from the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Towns Fund in July 2019.