£100,000 project to create Sixth Form Learning Centre is completed

Sixth-formers at Queen Elizabeth’s School are benefiting from a £100,000 investment in the Heard Building – QE’s Sixth Form centre.

The old Heard Private Study Area has been replaced by the Heard Learning Centre, which opened at the start of this term. The Learning Centre has been designed to provide students with the optimum facilities for independent learning. These include: seating for 115 students at a time, a PC suite, facilities for laptop connection and larger working spaces for students completing design or art projects, as well as individual spaces.

The Heard Building also now features a Sixth Form Common Room and a refurbished Prefect Common Room. Lockers are available to all students for the first time.

Head of Sixth Form, David Ryan, said: “The refurbished Heard building provides excellent facilities for our students as they pursue the grades that will allow them access to the leading universities, both nationally and internationally. We are certainly grateful for the investment, which was made through the assistance of the Friends of Queen Elizabeth’s and the generous covenants offered by parents. Over 100 students from the School have secured places at Oxbridge colleges since 2007 and many more have taken up places at leading Russell Group universities; now we have a facility that will allow us to emulate these fine successes.”

The Learning Centre is supervised by staff at all times and is open from 8am to 2pm each day.