The 2nd September marked a special occasion for The Hillview Sixth Form. Following a student competition in March 2016, the successful designers: Phoebe Horn, Kelsey Sowerby and Megan Brown, together with their parents, saw their designs turned into reality at the opening of the new Sixth Form facilities. The areas which include: a Sixth Form café/social space; large student centre, including its very own ‘snug’, library and ICT suite with PCs and MACs, have been redeveloped in a clean, smart, modern style to offer dedicated facilities to the 250 strong student body within the Sixth Form. Evie Webb, an Art Ambassador and Year 13 student at the school, designed a striking geographic motif which now defines the Sixth Form area from the rest of the school. Evie, along with younger sister Grace, mum and friends, gave up their time in the holidays to turn the design into reality.
Mrs Burkett commented “It is essential that our students have access to facilities to enable them to study independently, work with their peers and relax. All the students involved did an incredible job and created fully functioning Sixth Form areas. I am so proud of what they have achieved, for the benefit of their peers and future Hillview Sixth Form students. These facilities will support the ongoing high achievement of our students in the future.”
The new facilities were opened by Tom Tugendhat MBE MP and long-standing friend of Hillview,
“I was delighted to open Hillview’s newly refurbished Sixth Form area. This will give the elder students at the School greater independence this year as they make the transition from GCSE studies to A Levels. Hillview School for Girls takes pride in being a place where students want to study, and impressive facilities such as these help cement their reputation in the community.
“The work of staff, and also the students involved who gave up their summer holidays to contribute is incredibly worthwhile and I know the space they created will be used and appreciated by sixth formers for years to come.”