Work has started
on transforming Chisholm House in Corby into a new state of the art campus for 16 – 18-year olds, ahead of its opening in time for the start of the Autumn term.
Once completed, the 40,000 sq. ft Corby Sixth Form will offer a wide range of A Level subjects and comprise an impressive new entrance, more than 25 classrooms, state of the art science labs, resource centres and performance areas. The students will be able to enjoy an external roof terrace, a modern café and common room areas – all in a town centre location.
The design will embrace the current style of the building and has been designed to run as carbon neutral.
The new campus is being delivered in partnership between The Bedford College Group and North Northamptonshire Council. The Sixth Form will be run by The Bedford College Group from Autumn 2023.
Cllr David Brackenbury, the council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration, said:
“It was great to visit the site and see work progressing on the new Corby Sixth Form.
“This project is one of four across the town which fall under the Corby Towns Fund and aims to encourage economic growth in the local area, benefitting not just the pupils that attend but also the wider Corby area.
“I look forwarding to visiting again once the site is open to students and to see the full range of facilities on offer.”
The project is being 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.
The Bedford College Group’s Head of Sixth Forms Helen Smith said:
“The Group’s pioneering Sixth Form at Bedford has been a resounding success and has sent 1,000s of young people on to university and other progression opportunities such as Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. We hope our Corby Sixth Form will replicate those fantastic opportunities for young people in Northamptonshire.”