Exciting Times


Bradgate Education Partnership Trust have some exciting developments happening on the Wreake Valley Academy site over the Summer holidays.
The Trust is rebranding and relaunching its Sixth Form Centre ready for September. The new look centre will be known as Bradgate Sixth Form. The Trust have carried out surveys amongst students, staff, parents and the wider community in recent months to help them to develop further what is already seen to be a successful Post 16 provision with some of the best results in the county.
Changes to the centre include redecorating and refurbishing the study areas and common room to create a fresher, more vibrant, modern working environment. New lighting and new furniture will be installed throughout the study areas and all computers in the IT suite will be replaced with faster, more powerful models, with more working space to meet the needs of the students. There will be other changes that we are introducing which the students will be able to see for themselves when they join the Sixth Form after the summer holidays.
Bradgate Sixth Form is the Post 16 provision of choice for many students who have studied at either Wreake Valley Academy or the Roundhill Academy. More and more students are also joining the Sixth Form from other secondary schools in the local area. Many students choose to study in a smaller Sixth Form provision as it allows them access to much more student centred care than the larger organisations are able to offer. Each student is known as an individual. This allows the support and guidance provided to be tailored to their individual needs to help them, not only through their Post 16 studies, but in their next steps whether that is for an apprenticeship, university course or the world of work.
Bradgate Sixth Form will also have a new Leadership. Katie Johnson former Head of English at Wreake Valley Academy, will take up her new position from September. Katie said ‘This is a really exciting time for the Sixth Form, I am sure the students will really appreciate that we have listened to them and what they want from a Sixth Form. We have tried to bring about some of those changes’. ‘I am looking forward to taking on this new role as Head of Sixth Form and to welcoming the students into the new centre after the Summer holidays’.
If you would like to find out more about the Bradgate Sixth Form and what it has to offer the centre will be holding an Open Evening on Thursday 7th November between 6pm and 8pm. We have a limited number of places available for students starting their studies this September, for more information please contact [email protected] or call our main reception line 0116 264 1080.