Stockton Sixth Form College celebrated its 40th anniversary on Wednesday 23rd October 2013.
The college, which was founded as a result of a reorganisation of post-16 education in Stockton and constructed on the site of the former Stockton Grange, was officially opened in 1973 by then Education Secretary Margaret Thatcher.
Staff and students marked the special occasion by inviting Councillor Kathryn Nelson, Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, to officially unveil the final phase of the college’s £5m refurbishment project – a modern and vibrant common room and dining area, completed last month.
Stockton Borough Council provided a unique screening of how the town has changed over the past 40 years and students were also treated to a 70s-themed disco.
Joanna Bailey, Principal at Stockton Sixth Form College, said: “We were thrilled to share this memorable occasion with former staff, college alumni, governors and current staff and students.
“Stockton Sixth Form College has been supporting students to succeed for 40 years and, with our wonderful new facilities and pleasing exam results, we relish continuing to work with young people from Stockton and the surrounding area for many years to come.”