We are committed to becoming an ‘Outstanding’ Sixth Form by:
- Ensuring that every student and member of staff is able to realise, fulfil and exceed their potential in their academic and pastoral lives;
- Guaranteeing that teaching and learning challenges and equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for Higher Education, employment and life-long learning;
- Offering a personalised curriculum with a broad range of subjects and courses, at all levels that match individual and local needs;
- Providing personalised information, advice and guidance, and offering support whenever it is needed;
- Cultivating a positive atmosphere of mutual respect and success within our influential leaders of tomorrow.
We will be highly effective in delivering outcomes that provide exceptionally well for all our student’s needs.
In addition to the encouragement and support students receive in relation to their academic studies, we recognise the importance of guiding Sixth Formers toward becoming independent, mature and well-rounded adults. We aim to provide a holistic experience for our students so that they are exposed to a wide range of opportunities and experiences.
Sixth Formers participate in a Progression Week toward the end of the year which, in the past, has included taster driving lessons, Army assault courses, University visits and notable guest speakers from business and industry.
Our Academy Head Boy, Head Girl and Community Leaders play an important part in the development of our Academy and are role models and mentors to younger year groups.
Student Leaders are expected to play a significant role in the running of the Academy, for example they lead our Open Evenings, Awards Evenings and host visitors. They develop a range of skills along the way including project management, public speaking, and facilitating and chairing meetings, and also build contacts with the wide range of people they are fortunate to meet.
Sport within the Sixth Form is competitive and fun. It is essential that all students maintain an interest in sport and exercise in order to keep fit and healthy for life.
All Sixth Formers are expected to participate in some level of voluntary or community work either inside or outside of the Academy. Examples of this include a group of students who have led the Academy in becoming ‘Dementia Friendly’; working with local care homes and organising a programme of entertainment for our termly Dementia Cafes.
Many Sixth Formers participate in their own personal voluntary work for local organisations that are close to their heart and others organise regular fundraising initiatives.