East Norfolk Sixth Form College

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East Norfolk Sixth Form College
East Norfolk Sixth Form College logo.gif
Motto Elite but not elitist
Established 1982
Type Sixth Form College
Principal Dr Catherine Richards
Location Church Lane
Gorleston
Norfolk
NR31 7BQ
England
Coordinates: 52°34′42″N 1°43′15″E / 52.5782°N 1.7208°E / 52.5782; 1.7208
Local authority Norfolk
Students 1,750
Gender Co-educational
Ages 16–19 (Adult Ed. also offered)
Telephone 01493 662234
Website EN Website

East Norfolk Sixth Form College (commonly abbreviated to EN) is a sixth form college in Gorleston, Norfolk.

Opened in 1982 it uses the building of the former Alderman Leach Secondary Modern school to form part of its campus in the centre of Gorleston. The college offers 80 different subjects including A levels, BTEC, GCSE and a number of other pathways in further education.[1] It is one of two colleges in the Great Yarmouth area, the second being Great Yarmouth College. The sixth form covers a wide area of East Anglia and many students use buses to get to the college from around Norfolk and north Suffolk.

The college has about 1,750 students [2] most of whom are aged 16–18. In 2012 the college came within the Top 20 Sixth Form Institutions in the UK based on The Guardian's league tables. EN has consistently been in the Top 20 for the last twelve years. [3]

In recent years the college has undergone expansion and refurbishment in a number of areas. In 2012 two modern classroom blocks (Poulson and Gentry Buildings) and a new cafeteria were opened. More recently, in June 2015, EN officially opened the refurbishment and extension project of the art block, now formally known as the Newman Building. The Newman Building is a state of the art facility consisting of an open access digital design suite, two photographic editing suites with darkroom facilities, a three dimensional design studio and workshop and specialist classrooms for graphic design, fine art and textiles. [4]

Student Association[edit]

The purpose of the Student Association is to create a platform for students to voice suggestions on how to improve the college learning and social environment. The Student Association also organises activities for students and supports the local community through fund-raising and events promotion. Officers are elected directly by the student body.

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