Our new Sixth Form Centre has been a wonderful addition to the School and is proving to be an inspiring, energising learning environment.
The Spencer Building, which was formally opened in April, is our new Sixth Form Centre and library. The area provides seminar rooms, study and social spaces for students to come together socially and intellectually in a stimulating, pre-university experience.
In a story about 2022 A Level success stories, which was posted on this website in September, students described the Spencer Building as “a calm environment for studying” and an area which “helped me to work consistently and ensure that I was making the most of the resources Worth had to offer”.
Meanwhile, Deputy Head (Academic), Mrs Alice McNeill, said this about the facility: “The Spencer Building is the most wonderful building I have ever worked in – and this says a lot as I have worked in Bush House, Senate House and the University Library at Cambridge. The building perfectly combines traditional and modernity in both methods and style. It has to be experienced to be fully appreciated.
“The atmosphere the building creates is exceptional. From the moment it opened, the students naturally settled to calm industry, energetic collaboration and happy sociability, depending on the space they inhabited. The light, acoustics and materials all come together to create spaces which are inspiring, energising and uplifting. The upper floor and the reading room in particular are a true centrepiece of our school now, a symbol of academic aspiration. The building perfectly speaks to our motto ‘so that all have something to strive for’ – I feel that this building heralds a new era of innovation and creativity at Worth that I am very grateful to be a part of.”
Today the Spencer Building will host a Sixth Form Options Event for current and prospective students, while adventurer, scientist and entrepreneur Neil Laughton is the latest guest speaker in the Spencer Lecture Series at 5.30pm, hosted in the Spencer Building auditorium.
* Main image by Nigel Jarvis.