Pupils enjoy life in new school centre

Students at the new sixth form centre at Astley Community High School.
Students at the new sixth form centre at Astley Community High School.

Students at a school in Seaton Delaval have been getting used to their new surroundings.

Pupils at Astley Community High School are enjoying their newly refurbished Sixth Form Centre as they prepare for their A-Levels.

The Sixth Form Centre offers a modern space exclusive to Year 12 and Year 13 students to eat, relax and study.

The centre includes Café6 where students can enjoy an extensive range of refreshments from freshly ground coffee to salads, sandwiches, soup, fruit and cakes.

In addition to dedicated study spaces in the main school, the centre also has study space for students with free Wi-fi and electric sockets for laptops and mobile devices.

Students Abjol Miah, Adam and Andrew Bickerdike are among many students who have returned to Astley’s Sixth Form following excellent GCSE results.

Abjol gained seven A*and two A grades at GCSE and is now studying four A-Levels in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry to further his ambition to study maths at Cambridge University.

Abjol said: “It’s a comfortable place to go during my free periods and Café6 offers a really efficient service”.

Adam Ironside, Head of Sixth Form at Astley said: “The refurbished Sixth Form Centre provides a fresh, new, dedicated space exclusively for Year 12 and 13 students to use during their free periods.

“The opportunity to relax and study creates a more adult environment for our students.”