The Risham Sarao Sixth Form Centre

The Risham Sarao Sixth Form Centre, named in memory of a former Chigwell School student, was officially opened on the 12th September 2016.

A hub for learning, it has six classrooms, study and social spaces and a centre for careers and university advice, as well as a coffee shop and large seating areas.

Students are extremely proud of the new facility available to them, and the Centre is used exclusively by the Sixth Form, who have welcomed their new home within the School. Although some subjects are still taught in their dedicated departments elsewhere in the School, the Risham Sarao Centre is where all Sixth Form students can come together at break, lunch and free periods to study, reflect with other students, and to take a well-earned break.

However, to be a Sixth Former at Chigwell is to be a leading member of the school community, to take responsibility for others, for activities and to help set a purposeful tone. Sixth form students make use of the library, laboratories, art, design and technology workshops, computing, music and drama facilities and other departments across the school, all of which are equipped with the specialist resources required for successful A level study. There is a very busy programme of sport and students have a wide choice, some of which take place in school and others are off-site.

My son really enjoys spending time in the sixth form centre: studying, socialising & attending events there. It's a very professional environment and the students value having their special university–like space.

Year 12 Parent (2020)