Sixth Form Centre
We were delighted to open our new Sixth Form Centre in September 2019. The centre offers a great space to facilitate studying for A Level whilst offering the freedom to make independent choices about how to study. We want our students to have a space that prepares them for the type of facilities they are likely to find at university. We have installed biometric signing in systems and are looking forward to the installation of the main entry/exit gate on Denmark Road for the Sixth Form Centre. Students currently using the centre are overwhelmingly positive about their experience of the new centre.
The Sixth Form Centre is comprised of:
Group Study Room - Space for socialising and group work
Independent Study Room - Used for directed study sessions and also a quiet space during the day for working
IT room - We have outstanding IT facilities with an dedicated IT suite and bank of laptops available to loan. Ready for September 2020 will be a second IT suite providing fantastic access to digital technology to support learning.
Sixth Form Cafe - Cafe is open for breakfast, break and lunch and can be used by students as a quiet space to work in during the day. Large variety of food on offer every day including paninis, jacket potatoes, pizza and other snacks and drinks. Students are able to pay using their parentpay account or by debit card. We are excited about our new patio being installed which will allow students to enjoy a cup of coffee whilst working outside in the spring and summer months should they wish to.
Careers Office - Careers support and guidance is available to all of our Sixth Form students. We are fortunate to have a very experienced careers advisor who runs 1:1 sessions from the careers office
Careers Library - We also have a small room which houses prospectus from all institutions and also other books and information that students may find useful.
Individual/Small Group Study Space - we are lucky to have a room which students can use if they prefer a much smaller quieter working area.
Pastoral Team Offices - All Sixth Form Pastoral staff are based in the Sixth Form Centre. Mrs Harvey has a lovely office where she is available for students to pop in during the school day. Director of Post 16 and the Progress and Well-Being team are also based in offices in the centre, making the team very accessible to students.
As a result, Sixth Formers have a supportive, caring and comfortable environment to enjoy each day, which allows them to perform to the best of their abilities during their studies.