Sixth Form Life
Our Sixth Form Centre has bespoke teaching areas suited to our small class sizes and quiet study rooms, with superfast Wifi, which are solely for the use of those in the Sixth Form. A dedicated I.T. room is an invaluable resource for those undertaking research or preparing future applications. Our sixth formers have access to sports facilities, including the gym, and our fantastic Sixth Form Common Room benefits from comfortable furnishings, full audio-visual facilities and a kitchen where students can make hot drinks and snacks.
Our overall aim is to interact with our sixth formers as young adults to foster an atmosphere of maturity and mutual respect. Additional responsibilities come with greater freedom to manage their own time effectively. Sixth formers are allowed out of school at lunchtime and during free periods for work experience and driving lessons. They are also permitted to use their own laptops and mobile devices within the Sixth Form area. Our navy suit allows a greater degree of personal choice whilst ensuring that a smart, business like, uniform look is easily achieved when required.
In common with the rest of the school, parents are informed in a clear and timely manner about key events, initiatives and dates via the school’s HighPost system. Whilst we increasingly treat our young people as young adults and speak to them directly about any issues, the channels of communication through Tutors and the Head of Sixth Form are always open for parents. There are nine formal points of contact with parents about student progress throughout Sixth Form, however, parents are also encouraged to be in contact with any queries or concerns at any time. Additional information evenings for parents at key points throughout the Sixth Form also help to keep parents informed.