Welcome to Stoke Park School and Community Technology College
- We have a highly qualified and enthusiastic team of staff who maintain a caring and inspiring school.
- We are very proud of the close links that we continue to build between the school, our families and our extended community.
- We work to ensure that our students find school life here a happy experience. We see the building of a community in which children enjoy their learning as one of our main strengths.
- We are a Centre of Excellence in Maths, Science, Technology and Information Technology, and we are working with other schools and the Department of Education and Skills to help raise standards in those subjects.
- We continue to teach all other subject and place a high priority on success for students in all other subjects and in those extra curricular activities (music, drama, sports, trips abroad, visits, residential trips etc), which make Stoke Park special.
Miss Caroline Kirk - Assitant Headteacher
Mrs J Busby - Hed of Year 12
Mrs Noreen Woodall - Pastoral Manager
Stoke Park Sixth Form offers excellence for students of 16-19 years of age who wish to pursue a one, two or three year course.We are a high quality educational community that focuses on academic success and offers a range of extra curricular opportunities to all of our students. “The sixth form is inclusive and caters for the full range of student abilities from the most able to those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities” (Ofsted 2008)
We are a growing Sixth Form that provides a broad and balanced curriculum based around the needs of all of our students and which has strong links with the local community. “Technology college status has encouraged the development of a good post-16 curriculum, with strong links with local universities. The school has highly effective links with the local community through the provision of on site adult education classes and through participation in local consortium and link schemes with other schools” (Ofsted 2008) that provides a broad and balanced curriculum based around the needs of all of our students and which has strong links with the local community.
The new Sixth Form Centre opened its doors in September 2008. This is a purpose built block for Sixth Form students and most lessons are held in modern style classrooms. All classrooms have whiteboards, projectors and ICT facilities for use within lessons.We have two modern science laboratories, a seminar room with video conferencing facilities and an ICT suite. The centre offers music technology teaching rooms, practice studio and a recording studio. In addition the sixth formers have study areas and their own canteen and social area. The whole block has wireless provision. The Sixth Form Centre has a lift for those less mobile and disabled toilets. Subjects that require specialist areas such as sports, design and art are taught in the main school departments. Our Specialist Technology Status has allowed us the privilege of having state of the art equipment in Design and access to offsite facilities at Warwick University.
We ensure a supportive and caring working environment in which every student matters. Students are encouraged and challenged to achieve their very best and reach their full potential. “Teaching is good and regular monitoring of performance helps the students to improve and successfully complete their courses. A new and well –equipped sixth form block encourages students to feel positive about their post-16 learning and provides them with good facilities” (Ofsted 2008)
- The majority of your time in the Sixth Form will be allocated for academic study, we aim to give all students 20 hours of education whether that is traditional AS classes, vocational courses or GCSE retake sessions.
- In addition each student will have one hour of tutorial time in which the PSHE programme, based around an AS General studies course, is compulsory study. All students are attached to a personal tutor who is responsible for your social, personal and academic welfare for your time in the Sixth Form. During certain times of the year tutors will work with you on academic mentoring, setting you personal targets to raise your achievements. Every 5-6 weeks monitoring of your progress and attainment will take place. Private study can be spent at home, but will be monitored to ensure that you are using your time wisely.
- Private study, using the ICT facilities and study booths in the Sixth Form Centre is highly recommended and always available.
- Some subjects and extra-curricular activities may well take place in twilight sessions after school.
For details of our attainment rates and other information such as absences, click on the ‘DCSF’ link at the right hand side of this page. This opens a new pop-up window to the DCSF website.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Stoke Park School and Community Technology College directly.