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Welcome to The Thomas Hardye School

Welcome to the Sixth Form.

This is an important stage in your education when you will be making key decisions about your future. You will want to ensure that you are in the best possible position to make the right choices, and at Thomas Hardye you will have the opportunity to do just that. We have an outstanding track record of success that enables students to take up their first choice of university or career, whatever that might be. We offer the broadest range of subjects to meet individual needs alongside excellent support and guidance provided by experienced staff who understand how to make the most of your abilities and talents.

The Sixth Form should be a period of enrichment when you supplement your academic studies with other activities that broaden your mind and your circle of friends. We place high importance on sports, music, clubs and activities, travel and community involvement. We expect you to get involved and contribute.

The Sixth Form is an exciting time in your life and Thomas Hardye will provide you with everything you need for future success. Thank you for your interest in our work. I look forward to meeting you in person.

Michael Foley


About us

In the Thomas Hardye Sixth Form we create a supportive community of students and staff, that will help you to achieve success in the next phase of your career. We are proud that our curriculum provides a full range of experiences to meet each individual’s needs.

In 2017 we introduced an increased range of professional pathway qualifications. These courses broaden the choices and opportunities available to students at the Thomas Hardye Sixth Form.

We have high expectations of all our students, and we will work with you towards ambitious targets as you experience the enjoyment that learning can bring. Official data shows that our students consistently make better progress and achieve better grades than would be predicted based on their GCSE results.

Richard Nicholls & Katie Taylor


Facilities available

The Sixth Form Centre

The Sixth Form Centre is at the heart of the community and consists of two large rooms, the Hardye Café and five seminar rooms which include two computer suites. It is a quiet place to work in addition to the Learning Resources Centre and is regularly supervised by staff to help support students work.

Learning Resources Centre

The Learning Resources Centre is purpose-built with sixth form study in mind, accommodating over 100 students and offering extensive computer and wi-fi facilities. There are over 20,000 items available for loan including books, DVDs, audio books and multi-media equipment. Students can access national daily newspapers, popular magazines and journals and enjoy a wide range of fiction material. It is open between 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. each day and is fully staffed.

Other Facilities Around The School

These include the theatre, dance and drama studios, sports fields and sports halls, new fitness centre, swimming pool and astro-turf pitch. Thomas Hardye students are also entitled to a discount for membership at 1610 Leisure and Sports Centre.

The art studios, recording studio, electronics laboratory and astronomy centre are all popular facilities. The Maths department has its own dedicated study room. All departments offer lunchtime and after-school revision clubs and are equipped with their own computer suites or laptops for lessons. Students have access to the school wi-fi and are encouraged to partake in the Bring Your Own Device scheme.

Additional support

Transition to Sixth Form

We recognise that starting your sixth form education is a big step so we have put in place a full programme of activities and support to ease that transition. There is an expectation to make the most of your independent study time to support the learning that takes place within timetabled lessons.

During the application and enrolment process you will have access to expert advice and guidance to ensure you are embarking on the right courses for you. There is a full programme of induction to introduce you to sixth form life and the Guided Independent Learning Programme is designed to ensure you make the strongest start in your studies.

Guided Independent Learning is unique to The Thomas Hardye School. It is a programme that will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to develop into an independent learner which will support you throughout your two years in the sixth form and beyond. This programme has been designed with the support of Southampton University’s Learn With Us department.

Learner success

83% of our students achieved grades A*- C compared to the national figure of 77.4%

In 2017, our results across the board placed Thomas Hardye Sixth Form in the top 10% nationally

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact The Thomas Hardye School directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2017
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