A SIXTH form is opening its doors to the public.

Prospective sixth formers and their families will be able to visit The King’s Academy in Coulby Newham, near Middlesbrough from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on November 8 to gain an insight into life in further education.

Head of sixth form Trevor Starkey said: “We are really looking forward to opening our doors so students and their families can meet our specialists, gain an invaluable student perspective, tour our facilities and explore the broad curriculum on offer."

Almost all of last year’s cohort from The King’s Academy applied to university, with 90 per cent gaining their first choices.

Others secured apprenticeships or took gap years.