Catmose College in Oakham to offer more places

Catmose College principal Stuart Williams meets Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. EMN-150921-171854001

Catmose College principal Stuart Williams meets Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. EMN-150921-171854001

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A school has announced it will offer more places to pupils next year to cope with increasing demand.

An extra 30 places will be available in Year 7 at Catmose College in Oakham from September 2016. The school has expanded into a new part of the building to cope with the increase in numbers.

Stuart Williams, principal of Catmose College in Oakham. EMN-150921-171832001

Stuart Williams, principal of Catmose College in Oakham. EMN-150921-171832001

A school spokesman said: “This popularity can, in part, be attributed to the fact that Catmose pupils achieve outstanding GCSE results which have grown each year for the past eight years. However, the college is about much more than just academic success; for example, students partake weekly in the ever-popular electives programme, where lessons finish early to allow time for students to participate in a vast array of over 90 activities and learning, from business enterprise to horse riding, and magazine design to rock climbing.

“Pupils also benefit from an extremely wide array of trips and visits; 79 in the last year alone, including an expedition to Ghana, a huge variety of theatre trips, cultural visits to France, Germany and Spain, a visit to the First World War battlefields and many, many more.”

Principal Stuart Williams was recently invited to 10 Downing Street to celebrate the opening of Harington School, for which Catmose College is the lead sponsor.

The school will hold its annual open evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 7. Call 01572 770066 to book tickets for the principal’s presentation, at 5.45pm and 6.45pm.