A NEW partnership between Newtown College and the town's high school will see the launch of the Newtown Sixth Form Academy.

This new partnership allows the young people of Newtown and surrounding areas the very best of both worlds – a traditional sixth form education combined with a broader range of subjects available through college.

By working in partnership, the Newtown 6th Form Academy will be able to offer the very best teaching and learning experiences for students across a wide variety of courses; offering them the freedom to follow the pathway of their choice.

Students that join the Newtown Sixth Form Academy Partnership will be provided with the opportunity to work with industry professionals at the college and dedicated, experienced staff at both Newtown High School and Newtown College, which is part of the NPTC Group of Colleges.

Newtown High School headteacher Rob Edwards said: "We want to offer the students in the Newtown area the very best opportunities through studying wide choices of A level and vocational courses on their doorstep."

Mark Dacey, CEO and principal of Newtown College added: "This is a fantastic opportunity for pupils in and around Newtown to draw on the vast experiences of Newtown High School and Newtown College to receive the best possible education opening up an unprecedented range of course choices for students.

The Newtown Sixth Form Academy will build upon the successes of the NPT Sixth Form Academy that has been established for many years at Neath College. For 13 years, the College held an A Level pass rate that exceeded 99 per cent and our expert teachers take incredible pride in delivering the best education for our students.’’

Newtown Sixth Form Academy Partnership is part of the wider Future Powys network which allows students to study across the two regional partnerships, north and south Powys.

The partnership will be launched on Thursday, September 19, 7pm at Newtown High School any parents or students interested in what the partnership can offer are welcome, you can find out more about the new academy, meet the teachers, and discuss your needs.

For more information about our new Sixth Form or Future Powys and to apply to our Sixth Form, please visit the online portal which is available at http://www.futurepowys.wales.