Following a consultation by the Trust, Clacton County High School and The Philip Morant School and College have launched enhanced sixth form facilities from September 2020.
Under the banner Sigma Sixth, the sixth form will be set across two campuses –
Clacton County High’s sixth form was relocated to the new Sigma Sixth Tendring Campus at the Tendring Education Centre
The Philip Morant’s sixth form facilities have been expanded and enhanced to create the Sigma Sixth Colchester Campus
The two campuses will not only compliment other sixth form providers already available within the Clacton and Colchester areas, but extend the curriculum offer and range of courses to suit all levels of learners with some courses still delivered at the Harwich and Dovercourt High School.
Harwich and Dovercourt High School and Clacton County High School Sixth Form will offer students the chance to travel across both sites to access vocational courses, Chelsea Football Club Academy Training and a range of A-levels. Clacton County High School was acknowledged by Ofsted as an “outstanding” sixth form provider (Sept 2018).
The Colchester Campus based at Philip Morant School and College has been very successful in providing students in Colchester and North Essex with a high-quality and personalised approach to post-16 education.
The vision is to create genuine college environments for the young people in Colchester and Clacton and the surrounding areas. They will provide a wide and varied curriculum offer so that all learners are able to access the courses they want, and need, to progress. Both campuses are large enough to deliver a genuinely different experience to secondary school but not so big that the personal touch is lost.
The Sigma Trust has also been able to extend the range of Level 3 courses available by utilising teaching professionals within the Trust’s secondary schools – The Colne Community School and College, Harwich and Dovercourt High School, The Stanway School, Thomas Lord Audley School, St Helena School and the brand-new Paxman Academy.