PLANS for two new rival sixth forms in the Forest of Dean will be unveiled today.

Campaign group FANS look set to ask Lakers School to run a sixth form and adult education hub at Five Acres if the college moves out.

But today, Gloucestershire College will also outline plans to work with Dene Magna to create a sixth form at Cinderford.

Both want to stem the daily exodus of A-Level pupils to Gloucester, Monmouth or Ross-on-Wye.

At a public meeting at Berry Hill Rugby club on Thursday night 'Five Acres Not for Sale' campaigners will outline their vision of a 21st century community hub which includes options for a sixth form and adult education facility run by Lakers.

On the same day, Gloucestershire College is also announcing a unique partnership with Dene Magna.

It aims to create an independent college jointly run by both organisations in a separate building at the new Gloucestershire College site in Steam Mills.

See Forester for full details