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Groundbreaking Sixth Form Partnership

LEH and Hampton Schools have teamed up with Reach Academy as founding partners of a ground-breaking sixth form college for Feltham, which aims to offer transformative opportunities for young people.
13 Sep 2021
School News

Opening in September 2022, Feltham College is an innovative model of post-16 education, which brings together state and independent educators and leaders from the business and health sectors. It will be a centre of academic and vocational excellence at the heart of the town, playing a key role in rejuvenating a historically deprived area that has experienced significant pandemic-related job losses.

LEH Head Mistress Heather Hanbury believes Feltham College has the potential to become one of the foremost sixth form colleges in London: “Its unique approach and ambitious plans to support the education of 16 to 18-year-olds in Feltham chime well with LEH’s own ethos and philosophy and gives young people with ambition, drive and aspiration the chance to study up to the highest level and gain entry to leading universities. We are delighted to play our part in the establishment of this exciting new college.”

Situated in the town centre, the new sixth form college campus will be affiliated with Reach Academy, already a renowned local education provider. In addition to classrooms and laboratories, facilities will include a restaurant and café, music rehearsal rooms and production studios, allowing pupils on vocational courses to gain real-life work experience.

All three founding partners are committed to a local offer that is comprehensive and accessible. Feltham College will not select pupils by GCSE results and will offer A level courses alongside vocational qualifications in music, catering, health and social care, with all courses having the same status and esteem.

Feltham College’s academic courses will be supported by LEH and Hampton – building on the relationship of trust that has developed at all levels over the past nine years, and ensuring that across the board, academic courses are highly effective and set pupils up for success.

Vocational courses at Feltham College will be similarly supported by thriving partnerships: Kingston University and East London Arts & Music Academy, as well as Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and award-winning London restauranteur Jacob Kenedy will all provide valuable expertise and opportunities for the young people who attend the new college.

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