Annexe Development Begins

New Sixth Form Centre for Heckmondwike Grammar

On Monday 22nd January, Elaine Bennett- Site Manager at Heckmondwike Grammar- handed over the keys to the annex building linked to the school to the lead contractor, QSP. The building, used for years for a variety of purposes ranging from the base for Initial Teacher Training for the Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT through to an additional PE teaching venue, will be converted into a purpose-designed sixth form centre. It will see significant refurbishment and re-design inside and a large extension outside, with the intention of providing sixth form students with bespoke work and social space. The building will be handed back in early October 2018, enabling the sixth form to move during the following half term holiday. All of this has been made possible by a £1.1 million grant from the government. The intention is to name the sixth form centre in honour of the school’s former head girl, Jo Cox. Nathan Bulley, headteacher, said, “This addition to the school site is long overdue and certainly well justified given the size and success of the post-16 provision at the academy.