Can you name the Torfaen Sixth Form/Post 16 Learning Centre?


It’s not really a catchy name is it?


Torfaen Council and Coleg Gwent need your help to choose a name for this new £20 million purpose built learning centre which will be the home of all English Language A Level education in the borough.


The centre will also offer level 2 and 3 vocational qualifications, foundation degrees and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It will serve all pupils in the borough and will become the pathway for students into higher education, training and employment.


Cllr David Yeowell, Torfaen’s Executive Member for Education said: ‘We want pupils and the community to get involved in suggesting a name and we also want to understand the reasons behind the suggestions. We’re looking for a name that will inspire and connect learners from across the borough and just as an aid, the final name will need to be bilingual so clever acronyms don’t always work.’


The consultation will run from June 4 until July 2 and the final name will be agreed by Coleg Gwent and the council and will be announced when construction starts in the next few months.


The new centre is replacing three English medium school 6th forms in the borough and will be managed and run by Coleg Gwent in partnership with the council.


The centre has a fantastic location next to Morrisons in the centre of Cwmbran, with excellent links to public transport and all the facilities in the town centre.


The construction phase is expected to take 80 weeks and the new building will be handed over to the council and Coleg Gwent early in 2020 to allow pupil and parent tours of the new facilities.


To get involved visit our online consultation or visit our webpages at www.torfaen.gov.uk/learningcentre for more information on the curriculum, facilities and artist impressions of the building.


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