North Walsham

Paston merger plan to take college forward

Just Regional
Jan 26, 2016 1 min read

Paston Sixth Form College is to merge with East Norfolk College in Gorleston to allow the colleges to continue to thrive.

The two colleges are responsible for teaching a significant number of A-level students across Norfolk and North Suffolk and the proposals are to bring the two together for conintued success.

Both colleges have a long tradition of excellent results, are rated good by Ofsted and, each year, more than 700 students go on to some of the most prestigious universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Nicola Lucking, Chair of Corporation at Paston Sixth Form College, ssaid: “The colleges have always worked closely together, and the merger builds on this successful collaboration. Both have a strong tradition and ethos, providing an outstanding experience for all students. Current partnership work and further development will allow us to improve our provision and enhance the range of opportunities for students.”

The colleges are already sharing knowledge and expertise in terms of teaching, learning and the delivery of the curriculum. This will be enhanced further through sport, drama, volunteering, work experience, Duke of Edinburgh, trips and visits.

Letters to parents with students at the school went out today.

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