LVS Ascot marked the start of the new school year by opening a new-look sixth form centre.

A crowd of over 100 parents and both prospective and current sixth formers were present at the school’s official opening of the centre which has designated study rooms, social space and cabin-style meeting areas combined with glass-fronted classrooms containing interactive smart boards to aid learning, and university-style seating to help students prepare for the transition to higher education.

Parent Clare Parry-Jones, whose son will return to the new sixth form centre to sit A-Levels, said: “We are delighted it is finished, and it looks a wonderful learning environment.

"The open classrooms and spaces, the teaching environment that looks like it will do at university – it is going to give the students here a real opportunity.”

Principal Christine Cunniffe said: “LVS Ascot believes it is important to invest in the futures of our students. We are proud to open the new sixth form centre, from a vision to provide them with a more grown up and corporate environment.

"It has a real university style feel, which is important as we believe in equipping students for their futures beyond the school.

"This will help them with that transition and build on our excellent A-Level results last month”.

The development is part of a range of investment that the school has made in facilities this summer, including the complete refurbishment of the junior boarding house.