Private school reveals sixth form plans

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DONCASTER’S best-known private school has announced plans to build a new sixth form centre at its Finningley site.

Hill House School hopes to open its new sixth form site in September, almost 100 years to the day when the school was founded.

Planning permission has been applied for to develop a three-storey centre alongside the tennis courts and a wooded area.

It is designed to be in keeping with the familiar brickwork of the main building – once the home of RAF Finningley officers.

The centre will provide the Hill House sixth form pupils with seminar spaces, a common room, wi-fi, and their own coffee bar and servery. It will also have car parking spaces directly outside.

Hill House principal David Holland said: “Our sixth form is at one and the same time a bold and a logical development. It will offer youngsters from across the region the best possible academic education at A-level, encouraging and supporting them in their move onto university and their careers.

“We already have the best GCSE results in the area and it makes sense to build on that for A-level excellence.

“Our plans will give sixth form pupils a modern, relaxed and mature setting for their studies.”

Famous former pupils at the fee-paying school include the Top Gear television presenter and author Jeremy Clarkson.