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Work underway at new Blackburn College sixth form centre

Work is underway on a new sixth form centre – offering students more choice when it comes to their education.

Refurbishment is underway at the existing St Paul’s Centre at Blackburn College which will house a brand-new Blackburn Sixth Form.

The redevelopment will create a self-contained Blackburn Sixth Form with drop-off facilities, study areas and classrooms, with work set to expand the existing purpose-built classrooms and teaching spaces, scientific laboratories, student hub, computing suites and café.

Principal Fazal Dad said: “Blackburn Sixth Form will offer a safe, welcoming, inclusive learning environment for all students.

“The development will be open from September offering a wide range of A-level courses and complementary vocational qualifications for school leavers aged 16-19.

“Blackburn Sixth Form will provide a unique offering in the area. The building is purpose-built to ensure students have everything they need in one place, so they don’t need to travel between buildings.

“However, those looking for a more university-style course will have access to the wider college facilities if they wish.”

The sixth form will initially take enrolment of up to 400 students.

Asif Khan, who has recently been appointed as Head of Sixth Form, said: “Blackburn Sixth Form will offer students even more opportunities to follow their dreams and succeed in their chosen career. We offer the best learning opportunities in Blackburn for a wide range of subjects.”