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.
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.