New Look Sixth Form For Hellesdon

The newly refurbished Sixth Form building at Hellesdon High School has officially opened.

The Wensum Trust has invested £278,000 into the Sixth Form to provide an improved learning and social environment for students from Hellesdon and the surrounding areas.

The building, which now boasts a bigger study centre and a brand new common room, was opened by former Norwich City FC player, Adam Drury, on Thursday 1 December.

Adam has a special connection with the Sixth Form - as Football & Education Manager for Norwich City Community Sports Foundation’s Football and Education Programme, which partners with the Wensum Trust, he works with a number of the students. 

The new common room has been kitted out with kitchen facilities and a large social area with new furniture, and the study centre has doubled in size. 

John Smith, Chair of Trustees, said it was an important investment and links with investments made in the Trust’s other schools within its city hub: “These new and modern facilities enhance our provision to students who are preparing to take that next step on their future career path. 

“It is extremely important to us as a Trust that the Sixth Form provides many opportunities for aspirational young people in a supportive environment and this is enhanced by the unique partnerships we have with organisations such as Norwich City’s CSF, Norwich Theatre and Lovell.

”I am delighted with the new study centre and common room and I hope our students enjoy it for many years to come.”

Principal Mike Earl said: “Hellesdon Sixth Form has so much to offer young people with big aspirations but who also want to continue their education somewhere that will provide a nurturing environment. 

“Whilst the study centre offers more space, and the common room creates a great social space for students to meet and relax, the sixth formers at Hellesdon continue to benefit from smaller class sizes and a supportive approach from staff.”

As well as the new facilities, Hellesdon Sixth Form also has a new logo. Mike added: “The new logo helps mark the start of this new modern era for our sixth form. We are particularly delighted with it as some of our own Graphic Design students from Years 11,12 and 13 held a workshop with the brand agency FOUR to help create the new logo. This has given them the opportunity to work with a professional company, as well as contribute to the look of our Sixth Form.”


To find out more about Hellesdon Sixth Form, click here.