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Welcome to Woodlands Academy (West Coventry Sixth Form)

The Woodlands is a unique school, with extensive grounds, an excellent house system and a commitment to providing the best opportunities for personal, academic and physical development. We recently celebrated 50 years as one of the oldest purpose-built comprehensive schools in the country. As the City's only boys' school, we have a proud heritage, built on good discipline and excellent relationships between staff and students. We focus equally intently on the academic and personal progress of our pupils. 


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West Coventry Sixth Form is spread across three sites with students based and taught across the sites dependent upon their subject choices. Movement is minimised where possible but transport is provided to move students between sites if necessary. This unique arrangement means students are able to access a wealth of not just teaching expertise and experience, but they enjoy access to a wide range of high quality learning resources across the three sites. These include dedicated teaching rooms for all subjects including specialist Science laboratories, dedicated Sixth Form Art and Photography studios, Professional standard Music resources including two recording studios, drama studios, multi media facilities and extensive modern foreign lnguage support. Sixth form students have access rights and borrowing priviledges at not one but three school libraries. Students also have ICT access at all three sites including acess to a VLE meaning all school work is accessible when off site also. Sixth form students also have access to a wide range of sports facilities across the three sites including Swimming Pool, Sports Hall, Gymnasium and Multi-gym and access to the PowerLeague facilities.Each site has its own dedicated P16 base with social and study facilities including kitchen and lunch areas.

Additional support

As you would expect with resources of three centres combining, we offer a supportive environment in which to continue your education. Students and parents comment in all surveys that they feel safe and secure and supported in their learning. There is a Student Support Centre available to support, guide and help students on each of the three sites and students can use the services of any or all. 

Additional support takes many forms, this may be traditional TA support, small group projects or just special access arrangements in public examinations.These arrangements can continue into Sixth Form, but as with increased indepenence and responsibility for your own learning we would expect you to approach us for any help you feel you may need. Support is also not just helping with learning or dealing with physical problems, Sixth Form is a key period in students emotional development and many will experience personal issues that will require the help of pastoral and school support staff. Sometimes where we feel students would benefit from external agency support we can call on a wide range of specialist help. 

Examples of support we may be able to offer are:

  • Advice and guidance on personal issues
  • Special arrangements for those who have had help in exams (for identified needs)
  • Help with coursework/homework that you're struggling with
  • One to one guided support with Student Support staff by arrangement.


Learner success

Please see links to published school results.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Woodlands Academy (West Coventry Sixth Form) directly.

Last updated date: 18 May 2016
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