Bungay High Sixth Form to move back onto main school site
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Bungay High Sixth Form Centre is to move back onto the grounds of the high school in September.
The sixth form was moved to the former Bungay Middle School site on Hillside Road East in September 2012.
However, in September pupils will be moved back to the Bungay High School facility on Queen's Road. The decision has been made has been made due to a reduction in pupil numbers over the last five years.
Headteacher Angelo Gudoti said: 'We moved the sixth form to Hillside Road East nearly five years ago when Suffolk County Council reorganised education in the locality and Bungay Middle School was closed.
'At this time, we had a total of 1,385 students on roll and we could not all fit on one site.
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'Five years on, the demographic picture has changed and in September 2017 we expect Bungay High School to have a total of approximately 1,000 students including the Sixth Form. We will all fit comfortably into the Queen's Road buildings.'
The Bungay High Sixth Form Centre was launched at an official opening ceremony by Waveney MP Peter Aldous.
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The building is owned by Suffolk County Council and leased by the school.
There are currently no plans in place for the future of the building once six formers move out.
The sites are a 15 minute walk apart, and headteacher Mr Gudoti believes that there will be a smooth transition once the move comes into effect.
He said: 'This will mean that they have easy access to the full range of the school's facilities and the full time support of the staff who teach them.
'Having all our students on the main school site will ensure organisational efficiency and enable our staff to deliver the best possible educational experiences for all of our students.
'In 2016, our A-Level results were the best ever. It is crucial that we maintain and build on these excellent achievements. The next exciting stage in our sixth form's development will ensure the long term sustainability and greater success of our post-16 provision.'