Work begins on building a new sixth form centre

WORK has begun in creating a replacement sixth form college in a Staffordshire Moorlands town.

Students have helped with the design of the building at The Cheadle Academy in Station Road.

It is one of two post-16 education centres in Cheadle set to replace Moorlands Sixth Form College.

The college, in Attlee Road, run by The Cheadle Academy, Painsley Catholic College, and Moorisde High School, Cellarhead, is closing soon after being considered financially unviable.

It is predicted the college woould be £500,000 in the red by 2020 following successive Government funding cuts.

Painsley Catholic College is taking over the Moorlands Sixth Form College and will rebrand it as its own sixth form.

Now students at The Cheadle Academy are looking forward to their own bespoke centre take shape.

GCSE students at Moorside High Aschool will be given priority access to Painsley sixth form, which will be open to youngsters of any faith.