Sheffield school seeks to extend sixth form common room to cope with increase in students

A Sheffield secondary school is wanting to extend its sixth form common room to cope with an increase in student numbers.

Wednesday, 4th April 2018, 1:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th April 2018, 1:56 pm
Notre Dame High School

An application submitted to Sheffield Council is seeking permission to remove a timber partition in the facility at Notre Dame High School, in Ranmoor, and demolition part of a wall to connect an existing classroom into an extended common room.

A chimney breast would also be removed as part of the application as well as a cupboard to try and create more room for students to study and relax.

Headteacher Steve Davies

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He said numbers have increased due to children now being required to stay in education or training until they are 18 and a change in curriculum has meant it is much more common for students to study three A levels, rather than four, resulting in a greater demand for study space outside of classrooms.

Mr Davies added: "As the larger year groups in main school work their way through to year 11 we do anticipate that we are likely to face a further increase in numbers of students in sixth form.

Headteacher Steve Davies

"The combination of these factors has led to us looking at an reconfiguration of rooms which are no longer fit for purpose."

Council bosses are due to decide on the application by Monday, May 14.