Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College in Darlington has been named as one the thirty nine sixth forms and colleges that will get a share of £83 million from a recently announced Post-16 Capacity Fund.
Demand is expected to increase for post-16 places as more young people continue on with education or enter skills training. This investment will mean schools and colleges can continue to offer places to all young people who want them, increasing access to a range of education options, including A levels, T Levels, apprenticeships or traineeships, and ensuring young people can gain the skills they need to progress into a well-paid job.
Teaching facilities at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College will be transformed for 16–19-year-olds as part of the investment from the Post-16 Capacity Fund.
Speaking about the announcement Peter Gibson MP for Darlington said “I'm delighted to see Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College receive further funding which allow them to prepare for the anticipated increase in young people entering into further education.
“This investment will boost capacity so we can make sure there is a place for every 16 to 19 year old, giving them access to the high-quality learning facilities they need to succeed.”
Tim Fisher, Principal of Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College added ““This is great news for young people in Darlington and beyond. The funding we have been awarded will enable us to create excellent facilities at the College and fantastic futures for our students.”