We are very pleased to be in a position to update you regarding our plans for the Harington sixth form which we plan to open in September 2015.
Perhaps most importantly we have begun accepting applications from students in Year 11; to apply please complete the application form which can be found on www.haringtonschool.com The early positive response indicates we are likely to be oversubscribed for places, therefore it is worth reading our admissions policy to understand how places will be allocated and noting that students who attend Catmose College or Uppingham Community College will be given priority, provided they meet our academic requirements of at least 5 A*-B grades including a grade C or above in English and Mathematics.
The team behind Harington, comprising Catmose College, Uppingham Community College and Oakham School, want to ensure that the School will meet the needs of its community; we will therefore be launching a formal consultation starting 1 December until 31 January. This will include an opportunity to attend an open meeting in which you will be able to find out about our plans and ask any questions you may have. We will send all those that registered an interest in Harington further details by email but will also feature aspects on the website and social media outlets such as www.facebook.com/HaringtonSchool.
You may also be interested in the opportunity to more formally shape Harington by considering an application to join the Harington Trust. The existing board are actively seeking new members who will extend its existing skill set and offer an independent view regarding the School’s direction. To find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In respect of site, we will shortly be in a position to inform you about the School’s location, its building and the facilities that will be on offer. This will be before the Christmas break.
We have already begun the process of recruiting staff; the advert for the Head Teacher has been placed and the appointment will be made in December. Shortly after this appointment we will begin recruiting experienced teachers.
This is a very exciting time for the Harington team, for many of us have been working towards creating a successful academic sixth form for many years and finally these plans are coming to fruition. We are equally determined to make sure this is a School offering the courses and activities that our students need and your input in shaping the provision as it is established is important.
Please do contact us if you would like to discuss any aspect of this further.