About Us

The Long Eaton School's Sixth Form is a thriving community based in modern facilities, where our students are encouraged to adopt responsibility for their own learning and to embrace the variety of challenges and opportunities available to them during these formative years. Year 12 and Year 13 students mix in a happy, safe, friendly and productive environment that supports them as they work towards their ambitions.

In school’s most recent OFSTED inspection the sixth form was described as a place where;

 

Sixth Form students act as good role models in the main school by helping younger pupils as part of their voluntary work’, where ‘more learners than ever are achieving higher grades and going on to top universities’, and where staff are ‘passionate about improving outcomes as well as learner’s social, emotional, and moral development’ (Ofsted 2016).

It is our goal for our students to be global citizens, who possess self-discipline, independence, confidence and a sense of pride in their achievements, their school and themselves, as well as the academic and social skills necessary to pursue their personal ambition, a balanced lifestyle and be a role model to others.

These qualities that our students develop are characteristics associated with leadership and this is an important part of life in the Sixth Form. Our students play an active part in the wider school, working with and leading younger students through a specifically designed student leadership program.

It is our aim that as they leave us, our students will develop into 'lifelong learners'. The Long Eaton Sixth Form provides an excellent pathway from school life to the wider world of University, Apprenticeships and employment.

Pastoral Support:

The Sixth Form is led by an Achievement Leader and a team of tutors committed to a holistic approach to supporting individuals, which emphasises academic success, social development and a community ethos. Tutors meet with students on a weekly basis to monitor academic and social progress and support the enrichment program within the Sixth Form. A very strong level of pastoral care and guidance ensures that students are well prepared for the challenges of further study, university application or employment.

This Sixth Form Centre is also the base for a dedicated administrative and pastoral service to provide support for all Sixth Form students. Sixth Form student have access to their own administrative team to help with attendance, and all other general enquiries. Sixth Form students also have their own pastoral support officer. Our staff are there to provide support with all personal and academic related matters to ensure students feel happy, safe, and can work productively in their studies.

Facilities:

Following a complete refurbishment and major redevelopment in 2014, the facilities have now doubled in size. Students have access to a large scale open plan common room, with dedicated catering facilities and WIFI access, and a purpose built Study Centre, just off the Sixth Form entrance.

The Study Centre provides a designated area for silent independent work and includes dedicated ‘small group’ teaching and project spaces. The Study Centre also serves as a reference library for students, where they can research University Open days and courses, Apprenticeships as well as other information about future pathways.

 

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