Sixth Form Life

Your daily experience.

Your day in the Sixth Form will centre around the common room.  School is open from 8am for Sixth Formers, so you can study, chat and get organised for your day. Lockers are available to store books and files and the Sixth Form coffee shop sells a range of bacon and sausage sandwiches and hot drinks, as well as fruit, cereal and yoghurt if you would like to breakfast at school. The common room has comfortable casual seating as well as a study area with tables. For quiet study during the day and in free periods, the well-stocked Sixth Form Library is always available. You can bring a laptop and your files and set yourself up in the library to collaborate with your friends in study groups or work alone on homework or independent research at the bank of desktop computers.  

Tutor Groups are based in the Sixth Form block and ensure you have some pastoral care each day. Once a week, Tutor Time is extended for PSHE, SRE, assemblies and careers talks. Lunch for Sixth Formers is in your own space in the coffee shop and sandwiches and hot food, such as pizza wraps are popular, but you are also free to go into town or to a nearby café.  Many students run or attend enrichment societies or volunteer to help with younger pupils, running a board game club for those needing company at breaktime for instance.  

We consider learning how to manage free time a vital part of becoming an adult, so periods without taught lessons in the afternoon give you a taste of university-style freedom. Students on target with grades and attendance are able to chose to leave site to work from home, exercise or relax with friends if they have no timetabled classes. While the school day ends at 3.20pm, students are welcome to stay in the building until 5pm to use computers and quiet study facilities or to take up the offer of extra support from our amazing teachers. Daily life here is truly a pre-university environment, but on a small enough scale to make sure no-one goes under the radar.  

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Updated | 8th January, 2024 |

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