BRISTOL: Carol Vorderman Opens Clifton High School’s New Sixth Form Centre

This month, Clifton High was delighted to invite former parent, Carol Vorderman, back to the school to open their brand new Sixth Form Centre, which sits in the heart of Clifton Village on Clifton Park...

Carol was welcomed back with a tour of the newly refurbished Sixth Form Centre with the School’s Director of Operations, Mrs Louise Brennan, Head of Sixth Form, Miss Katherine Rich, and Head Boy and Girl, Laurence and Daisy. The building now boasts multiple seminar rooms, a filming studio, Digital Learning Centre, Careers and UCAS Research Room and multiple commons rooms.

This was followed by a special Scholar’s Forum, delivered by Carol to Clifton High’s Year 11-13 pupils and Senior School Scholars. Carol spoke about her inspiring career as a woman in STEM, an author, a mathematics expert and her experience in show business, she then ended the forum with a lengthy Q&A with the pupils.

Following the forum, special guests including governors, parents, neighbours, members of the Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society, press and others, were invited to attend the ribbon cutting with drinks and canapés and tours of the Sixth Form Centre. Louise Brennan, Director of Operations at Clifton High School, explained that the resource has been designed to give the students a university campus style environment, making it ideal for independent learning.

“We are absolutely delighted with our new Sixth Form Centre, a wonderful addition to what is already a fantastic learning environment at Clifton High School,” said Head of School Matthew Bennett. “Together with a broad curriculum offering, including new subjects such as Politics, Economics, Psychology, PE, Photography, and (from September 2022) Philosophy, we continue to realise the individual brilliance of our pupils and it doesn’t stop there! A new construction is planned for 2022 to expand this new building further, with a state-of-the-art social area to complement our learning and teaching.”

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