SOLIHULL Sixth Form College has unveiled expansion plans that will allow it to welcome 400 new students in a brand new building based on the college’s existing campus site.
Eight new classes will be created and up to ten new teachers and academic coaches will be hired.
The Office for National Statistics predicts that the number of 16- and 17-year-olds over the next 6 years will increase by about 11,000 in Birmingham and by 2,300 in Solihull.
The college wants to make sure they can welcome increasing numbers of learners going forward.
The new building is scheduled to open for the start of the academic year in September 2024, with construction commencing once planning permission has been finalised.
It is being funded via a £2,072,512 grant from the Department of Education and a £692,000 investment from the Summit Learning Trust.
Martin Sullivan, principal of Solihull Sixth Form College said: “I am absolutely delighted to be able to share our expansion plans. Everyone at the college is so excited about the new building and we look forward to welcoming even more local young people through our doors next year.
“I am grateful to Summit Learning Trust for helping to fund this expansion, I know they are as focused as we are on providing a top quality education to learners that helps them to identify their goals and achieve their dreams.”