Anne Pontifex, Executive Headteacher at The Academy of St Francis of Assisi (ASFA) and Enterprise South Liverpool Academy (ESLA), says: “This decision has been taken so that we can offer pupils a significantly enhanced learning provision, by bringing together the greatest strengths of the two sixth form centres.
All Saints Sixth Form College is a collaboration between ASFA and ESLA and will become an innovative hub for post-16 provision. It is a unique collaboration which will allow us to offer a broader and enhanced curriculum, alongside exciting new enrichment opportunities. All pupils will now have a brand new range of curriculum options open to them, from creative media and childcare to hospitality, as well as benefitting from dedicated learning and leisure facilities.
“Following the start of talks between the two Trust schools last month, we can now open a dialogue with parents to establish the best way forward for each individual pupil. We understand that travelling to All Saints Sixth Form College will mean a change in routine for some ASFA pupils and we will endeavour to make this transition as seamless as possible for all pupils and parents. As our letter to parents outlined, free transport provision will be put in place which is tailored to each pupil’s specific needs. For some pupils, a daily bus running to All Saints Sixth Form College will be put in place, while for others it will be more convenient for them to be provided with bus or rail passes.
“We hope that parents and pupils will join us at the All Saints Sixth Form College Launch Evening on Thursday 2nd February to explore the facilities, meet our staff and hear about the wide range of courses and enrichment programmes on offer.”