An average week

  • School day runs from 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Five periods per subject
  • Nine periods of independent study in the Sixth Form Study Room
  • Two periods of SHaPE (see below)
  • One period of Faith in Action (link)
  • One period of Service (link)
  • Two free periods
  • Daily form time which includes 121s, assemblies, A Level mindset activities, general pastoral support
  • Lunch periods can be taken off-site

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SHaPE (Self-Help and Positive Engagement)

We pride ourselves on the strength of the working relationships we have with our students. In the Sixth Form, we develop and celebrate our young people as individuals as well as students.  We know that students are not the finished article when they arrive with us in Year 12 and provide numerous opportunities to practise, reflect on and develop the skills which are important to university admissions teams and employers.

Part of this is our SHaPE programme which dedicates two periods a week to activities as wide ranging as:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Sports activities
  • Effective study skills
  • Student-led societies
  • Trips and visits including “Safe drive, stay alive”, “Which career? WhichUni? Live”
  • External speakers – charities, university finance departments,local youth services and police, mental health and well-being
  • UCAS application preparation

This programme evolves all the time so that we are able to respond to your needs. We know that each year group is different.

Tutor Time

All Sixth Form students are part of a tutor group and receive individual support from their tutor for their academic and pastoral needs. These morning sessions will be used for a combination of whole group tutor time, whole school assemblies, acts of worship and one-to-one tutorials with a form tutor.

Students can buy food throughout the day, either from the main canteen or in the Sixth Form Study Room at break. Our menu is reviewed according to student preferences on a regular basis.

Our students always look the part and we take pride in our relatively formal dress code – we know that this contributes to our positive working atmosphere and prepares our students for life as a professional.

Sixth Form Facilities

Our newly opened Sixth Form Study Room has been designed with A Level studies in mind. It is a flexible study space with a number of PCs and workstations, moveable desks and chairs, wi-fi to enable students to bring their own devices and a social area for relaxation when time permits. There is also a balcony with living wall and outside seating for the exclusive use of the Sixth Form.

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