The Oratory is excited to announce the opening of our new state-of-the-art 6th Form Centre, which is scheduled to open in Michaelmas term 2022. It is a physical articulation of our values and vision for 6th Form, providing pupils with the space and opportunity to grow their academic and extra-curricular interests in readiness for their future. The space echoes and anticipates the very best higher education institutions, smoothing the transition from school to university.
The new facilities
The new building will provide a communal space where 6th Form pupils can relax, study areas, offices relating to 6th Form life and higher education, a wellness room/quiet space and a 6th Form kitchen. The guiding design principle has been to create a building which anticipates the feel of a university and we have also incorporated feedback from pupils, a process which is only fitting as it will be their new home at school.
The new facility will be a very significant enhancement of the space dedicated to the 6th Form and will allow us to accommodate pupils much more comfortably and appropriately. It will have the benefit of enabling us to develop the work we do with the 6th Form at the school and it also allows us to really create the idea of our 6th Form being a bridge between school and university.
Final furniture choices have been confirmed with the help of our L6th and 5th Form pupils, and colours for flooring and walls have been selected too. Please see the visuals below for an insight into what the new centre will look like.
This is a very exciting new phase for the school and for the 6th Form in particular. We're sure our pupils will embrace the opportunity this new exciting facility gives them!
6th Form Open Morning - Saturday 1 October
Come and explore our new 6th Form Centre and everything The Oratory has to offer at our 6th Form Open Morning on Saturday 1 October. Click here to find out more and to register.