To provide additional capacity for students and the range of courses offered, in 2016 Winchmore took possession of the ex-Broomfield School Sixth Form Centre. Between July and September the centre was re-furbished with two new ICT suites, six teaching rooms, an up-graded Study Room, new toilets, a kitchenette, an external seating area and Wi-Fi access.
A number of academic and vocational subjects, involving over 200 students, are taught there – including A Levels in Computing, Economics, English Language, Geography, History, Physics, Psychology and RS and BTECs in Business, Health & Social Care, ICT, Media and Sport.
All staff and students have expressed positive comments about the learning environment and the opportunities provided at the centre. Indeed, attendance, punctuality and student progress in the subjects delivered at the campus have improved compared with the previous years.
The experience is summed up by the comment of a visiting Year 11 student whilst speaking to a fellow student, ‘Wow, it’s just like Winchmore, only better’.