Parents urged to register sixth form support

Catmose College principal Stuart Williams, Oakham School headteacher Nigel Lashbrook and Uppingham Community College principal Jan Turner
Catmose College principal Stuart Williams, Oakham School headteacher Nigel Lashbrook and Uppingham Community College principal Jan Turner

Parents are being urged to register their support for a proposed new sixth form.

Uppingham Community College, Catmose College and Oakham School are jointly sponsoring Harington School, the newly proposed sixth form free school.

Uppingham – which has a large proportion of pupils from towns and villages in Northamptonshire including Corby, Kettering, Gretton, Brigstock, Weldon, Great Oakley, Cottingham, Geddington and Stanion – currently doesn’t have a sixth form.

The school says this means once pupils complete their GCSEs they have to head off to college elsewhere to complete their education.

The Harington School would provide a rigorous A-level academic education, focusing on mathematics, English, history, geography, chemistry, physics, biology and foreign languages for 300 local pupils, at an intake of 150 per year.

Uppingham college principal Jan Turner is urging members of the local community – particularly parents and students – to register their support for the sixth form as this will be critical in the application process.

To register, visit www.haringtonschool.com.

The college also has a small number of places available in current Year 8 - please contact the college for more information.