We see the Sixth Form as a transitional period of the education process, and so our pastoral care is tailored to successfully guiding the students through their final two years in school, while at the same time preparing them for life beyond Bolton.
Sixth Formers are members of small tutor groups (10-12 students) and meet their tutor twice a day. The relationship with the tutor is a most important one, as they are on hand to guide the student through the start of post 16 study, onto the intricacies of university application, while keeping an eye on potential career options. The tutor meets regularly with the Head of Year, who in turn keeps the Head of Sixth Form up to date with students’ progress.
We recognise that the transition to Sixth Form life and then university can be a challenging time. In consequence, our pastoral care system, based on close tutorial relationships, is geared to ensure each student’s academic and personal well-being.
Sixth Form students play an important leadership role in the rest of the School as prefects, members of School Council, Form Captains and Sports Captains.