WORTHING College has delayed its move to the new Warren Road site to avoid “disruption to students”.
The initial timings of access and highways works suggested the move to the new site could be made in February next year. Following discussions with the Highways Agency, a revised time scale suggested a move in April.
But now the college has decided to delay the move further to July or August next year to avoid disruption during the revision period when students will be preparing for examinations.
Principal Peter Corrigan said: “We want to ensure all of our students have the maximum chance of success and want to avoid disruption, so delaying the college move is the right thing to do.
“We realise this will be a disappointment to some but ensuring all students have the best chance to do well in exams was the most important consideration.
“During the academic year 2012/13, Worthing College will operate from its Bolsover Road site. All teaching, exams and college services will operate normally during the year. We are determined all students have a really good experience at Worthing College in 2012/13. To this end, we are making some substantial investments in equipment and resources to benefit students next year and when we move into the new college.”
The college is also purchasing a range of items for immediate use including new software, photographic and print making equipment and on-line learning packages.
Next year’s (2013) autumn academic term will begin at The Warren site.