Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, has heaped praise on Gable Hall’s new Sixth Form and Skills Centre after a visit last Friday.
The new building hosts a suite of classrooms and IT facilities, a reception, cafe area, and also facilitates new courses including vocational diplomas in motor vehicles and construction.
The centre at Gable of Hall forms part of the Stanford and Corringham Sixth Form Centre which sees Gable Hall, Hassenbrook, and St Clere’s working in partnership to serve local students. The group already have a proven track record of academic success and pastoral care.
Mr Metcalfe was given a tour of the new facilities and saw firsthand the positive impact that the centre will have on students.
He commented: “It was fantastic to see the new Sixth Form centre in action. I had the opportunity to talk to several pupils who all seemed extremely pleased and excited by the new building and I can already see that is having a positive impact on their learning.”
“The expansion has also allowed the partnership to offer new courses meaning that the centre now caters for everything from the academic to the vocational. This is a great step in the right direction which will see even more young people reach their full potential when they come through the gates at Gable Hall.”
“I look forward to seeing how the centre develops in the future and will continue to offer my support to the schools involved in whatever way I can.”