Temple Moor High School: First look as Leeds sixth form secures £2.6m funding for teaching block expansion
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Opening in September 2024, this expansion will enable the school to offer students improved, high-quality facilities and resources, including seven additional classrooms, a new study area, a dedicated ICT suite, plus a significantly enlarged common room with a servery and areas set aside as a cyber cafe, cafe and socialising area.
Principal at Temple Moor High School and Sixth Form, Mr Matt West comments: “We are delighted to have been awarded this funding from the Department for Education to further develop and enhance our already successful sixth form provision.
“We believe in high academic standards and outcomes for all, supported by strong pastoral provision, and this funding is recognition of those standards and the existing strong provision we already offer.”
Plans include a dedicated sixth form entrance and reception, additional Post-16 office space and a meeting room. The expansion will allow for a larger yearly intake of 175 students, welcomed from Temple Moor High School and from other schools across Leeds, with a total sixth form capacity of 350.
New facilities will also enable the sixth form to offer a wider range of curriculum courses, including a T-level in Early Years Education that will be introduced next year.
Associate Principal at Temple Moor High School and Sixth Form, Mr James Hudson, added: “With the excellent new facilities that will come with this investment, sixth form students in years to come will be able to benefit further from enhanced course provision, catering to the aspirations of more students, alongside the high-quality curriculum we currently offer.”
In November 2018, Temple Moor High School and Sixth Form became part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a multi-academy trust of 14 schools across North and West Yorkshire.
Plans of the sixth form expansion and details of courses available will be shared with prospective students at an open event on Thursday 16 November, and applications for September 2024 intake is now open.