6th Form

Choosing the right type of Sixth Form is an important decision and whether joining us from The Ilfracombe Academy or coming to us from another school, the Sixth Form team is confident each student will experience an academically successful, positive and exciting two years of education.


We are proud to have such a successful and dynamic Sixth Form, judged “Good” time after time by multiple inspections. Whether you are currently a student at the Academy, or visiting us to find out more, I am confident that you will be impressed by the Sixth Form experience we offer. 

We are committed to every student reaching their full potential, academically and outside the classroom.


We believe in the highest standards of academic excellence; we are dedicated to providing the best possible education for all our students by developing the knowledge, understanding and skills essential for learning and leading a fulfilled life.


We are also determined to equip all our students with skills and values that will help them flourish in all of life. We provide a child-centred education that supports our community and reflects Christian values. This is achieved through promoting our core values of Hope, Kindness, Courage, Integrity, Trust, Respect and Responsibility. These values are central to our Sixth Form.


Every student is known and valued by our Sixth Form Team.

Our aim is to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, both academically and outside the classroom. We are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence but also to equipping our students to leave us as happy, resilient young people prepared for their next steps. We are very proud of the achievements of our Sixth Form students. Examination results are consistently good and the majority of our year 13 students gain places at their first choice university, many to the elite Russell Group and Oxbridge.

"Leaders of the Sixth Form have high expectations of students. They have maintained good standards over a number of years"

OFSTED, 2017

As a school based Sixth Form, we offer continuity of experience and unrivalled pastoral care with a dedicated team of approachable, specialist teachers and tutors. Every student is known by us and every student matters to us. Students have a daily morning tutorial with their tutor who will remain with them for their entire Sixth Form career. Tutors guide and mentor their students through their studies whilst also building their confidence to take up opportunities that will develop their talents
We have high expectations for all our students, yet recognise the need to offer support and guidance where needed. Life and learning is different in the Sixth Form; students are expected to take more responsibility for their own learning. Students prepare ahead of lessons, take their own notes, meet deadlines and undertake independent research. To support their independent learning students will benefit from our brand new school building and purpose built Sixth Form Centre providing “top notch” facilities.
We also strive to offer many different enrichment opportunities to help our students stand out when applying for jobs and university. Students in the Sixth Form are encouraged to take on leadership roles and other responsibilities to develop their skills and experiences. Students are able to participate in Young Enterprise, National Citizens Service, Student Investor Challenge, Duke of Edinburgh and Ten Tors amongst many others. Students organise many activities themselves, including various charity events, volunteering with our younger students, sporting events and our annual Sixth Form trip to London. Additionally, there are many opportunities for students to visit universities, attend summer schools, visit careers fairs and explore their next steps after Sixth Form.

"The impressive quality of support in this area is shown by many students who go on to attend Russell Group universities, apprenticeships and Oxbridge"

OFSTED, 2017