General Information: Sixth Form
Every student is different, every student has different needs and ambitions. We seek to foster this in a caring, supportive and encouraging set up. We operate within the school day and therefore all policies and parental information will be found in the Parents section here are the most common requests:
Students whose family financial situation is difficult may be entitled to a bursary payment. We advise all students who believe they fall into this category to discuss this with Mrs S West, where an application form and further information can be obtained. If you require further information please contact Mrs S West by email
On entry to the Sixth Form students go into forms, students will spend time with both Year 12 and Year 13 students throughout their studies and time at Netherthorpe Sixth Form.
Sixth Formers are role models and as such we have high expectations of our students and they often meet or exceed them. It’s important that students remain organised. The website “Show my homework” is a key component to this where both parents, guardians, and students can keep a track of work set and deadlines.
We do provide privileges to Sixth Formers, which include but are not exclusively;
Flexibility to use non-contact time (rooms without scheduled lessons or activities)
Wide range of study spaces, including subject specific options
Access 8:40-1:30 to the café facilities and canteen for a range of food, drinks and nourishment.
Access to Sixth Form Leadership opportunities in the Student Leadership Team commonly referred to as the “Ambassador” and “Prefect” Systems.
Wide range of IT access
Volunteering and work related experiences
Car parking is often taken, but students are encouraged to car share.
Managing of time
Students often seek to gain part time employment outside of Sixth Form study hours and this provides valuable skills and experiences for life. We would ask that students monitor their progress in Sixth Form alongside this, as often students who exceed 12 hours part time work per week struggle in their studies and the workload they find themselves in. The Sixth Form will not authorise paid employment, driving lessons or holidays during the school day.
We would also advise Year 13 students and their families who look to take that well-earned holiday after the exams in Year 13 to ensure that the student’s examinations have all been completed, this is not normally published until March of Year 13.
The Sixth Form Leadership Team
Mr G Mason
Director of Post 16
Mrs S West
Mr N Green
Head of Destinations