A new cohort of students are the first to enjoy the newly-refurbished sixth form centre at RGS Worcester - which includes a cafe, social hub and study areas.

Education bosses at the historic site say that the centre is set to "elevate the educational experience for students and create a modern environment for learning and personal growth".

The revamped sixth form centre includes Joe’s Cafe that serves an array of food and drinks, a social meeting area and two dedicated study areas - one to "encourage teamwork and discussion" and a second area for silent study.

The whole development project came from discussion with sixth form students about their study habits and the ways in which they work. With the school’s digital learning programme, students are able to use technology in their study areas to enhance learning. Information about the sixth form is also shared with them via the screens placed in key areas.

In this year's A Level examinations, RGS Worcester achieved the top spot in Worcester for A*, A*-A, and A*-B grades. They have a dedicated sixth form team, led by Mark Evetts.

Mr Evetts, said: "In the heart of our school, the sixth form centre's refurbishment has created an environment that offers our students the flexibility to tailor their learning environment.

"Collaboration one day, deep-focused individual work the next, we empower our pupils to realise their potential, foster ambition, and pave the way for incredible opportunities in their futures.

"The sixth form centre is a reflection of our commitment to them and their continued success."

View the new centre at the open day on September 23 or the sixth form open day on November 11, 2023.