New Sixth Form College to open in Beswick
08/08/2012 - 24/12/2012
The Regeneration of East Manchester has been given a fantastic boost after the confirmation of funding for a new Sixth Form College in Beswick.
Connell Sixth-Form College will accommodate 600 students (16 to 19-year-olds).
The project has been approved and is being funded by the Department for Education, and the college will be part of the Bright Futures Educational Trust.
From September 2013 Connell students will be taught at The East Manchester Academy, before moving to a purpose-built facility on the Etihad Campus in September 2014.
Young people who live close to the college will be given priority for admission. There will be 270 students in Years 12 and 13 and 60 places in the Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will be part of a three-year course.
There will be wrap-around provision for students, including extended study provision and crèche facilities, and they will be able to use the leisure centre and swimming pool nearby.
Once the college is established it is intended to offer educational opportunities to the wider community.
For further information about the college including, admissions and applications please visit the Conell Sixth Form College website.
To find out more about the new community facilities
Please contact the East Manchester Neighbourhood Regeneration Team on 234-1100