Silicon Roundabout site announced as new location for STEM Sixth Form Academy
STEM Sixth Form Academy (STEM Tech City), has announced that it will be located at 263-269 City Road in EC1V 1JX, off Tech City’s Silicon Roundabout.
STEM tech city will open its doors to students in September 2013, subject to entering into a Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State for Education and receiving planning permission for change of use and modification, and will offer a unique academic and vocational opportunity to students with a passion for STEM subjects from local communities in Hackney and Islington, as well as those from across London.
Last month, STEM6 announced the appointment of its new Principal Designate, John O’Shea, who is moving over from his current role as Principal of the highly-regarded Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6). Commenting on the new location, O’Shea said:
“Securing the City Road site for STEM is a hugely exciting development. The STEM vision has always involved being located in East London’s Tech City, creating a direct link with STEM industries and helping to inspire the next generation of STEM graduates. Tech City already represents one of the fastest growing and burgeoning areas of London and I’m confident that our students will thrive from being at the heart of it. I am truly excited by the opportunity to develop STEM6 into the best STEM sixth form in the country, and this announcement brings us one step closer to that goal.”