Work starts on £1m joint sixth form venture

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Work has finally started on a new £1m sixth form building.

The sixth form centre is a joint venture between Crofton Academy and Wakefield College.

It has been running from temporary buildings in the academy’s grounds on High Street, since it opened last September.

But it will move into the new Wakefield College Sixth Form at Crofton Academy building, in June.

Builders moved onto the site last week, to start work on the foundations and other groundworks.

The two-storey modular building is being built in York, ready to be assembled on site at a later date.

The sixth form already offers a range of A-level and BTEC courses in everything from games design to maths and psychology.

And the new building, which will open on September 1, will initially cater for 150 students with a view to expanding numbers in the future.

Head of sixth form, Lee Hardcastle, said: “It is so exciting to see all the hard work that has gone into planning the new-build, finally taking shape.”

Pupils at the academy have been given the opportunity to learn from the building process. They will travel to York later this month, to see how the building is being put together at the home of off-site building manufacturer, Yorkon.

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