Welcome to Haywood Sixth Form Academy
We are a new type of sixth form aiming to prepare students for the modern world.
From special partnerships with top universities in England and the USA, to placements with hundreds of businesses – we have a unique experience for all our students.
Our students have access to outstanding facilities and equipment, as well as excellent staff.
We are passionate about helping them to fulfil their potential and have employability skills at the core of everything we do.
Our university, employer and partner links ensure that students can make a smooth transition into either an apprenticeship, job or university.
We offer the best academic and work based learning in the country for our sixth form students because we believe they deserve the best.
We aim to inspire excellence and achievement by raising aspirations for all our students in a happy, caring and successful learning environment. Whilst students are with us, we will do our best to ensure they achieve their full potential and develop into a highly qualified and skilled young adult.
The induction process and pastoral system is designed to ease the ‘settling in’ period and support is available from the sixth form team throughout the academic year.
Every student will have a personal tutor who they will meet regularly with, either individually or in groups. It is the tutor’s role to be the first point of contact between students, parents or guardians, and the sixth form.
There is also a dedicated careers team, working to support students in gaining employment or getting to the university of their choice.
Haywood Sixth Form Academy will breathe new life into Burslem’s historic town hall.
Learning is accommodated across the whole town hall building, with classrooms and workspaces on all floors. There is an IT-based learning support centre, a library and break out zones for informal study and relaxing.
Art and photography courses are taught in the Burslem School of Art. The magnificent grade 2 listed building in the centre of Burslem houses two art galleries, spread through two floors, as well as a dedicated art room and meeting rooms.
Burslem School of Art, in the heart of the Mothertown, will soon be embarking on a new chapter in its illustrious history.
From September 2016, 200 students from Haywood Sixth Form Academy will move into the newly refurbished grade II listed building to enjoy purpose-built facilities.
A state-of-the-art design enterprise suite will be used for engineering product design and textiles. A specialist photography suite will house its own dark room and Apple Macs to enable students to learn digital photography skills. An ICT ‘window on the world’ room and specialist computing laboratory will provide students with leading-edge computer equipment and there will also be a specialist science lab and language lab.
Students will develop their artistic talents in the magnificent art room, with its huge windows and perfect lighting for artwork, following in the footsteps of the Burslem School of Art’s prestigious alumni, including Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper and William Moorcroft.
The Burslem School of Art Trust carried out a refurbishment of the building in 2000 and has developed and delivered many arts events, projects and activities over the past fifteen years, working with diverse communities and artists.
Now, Haywood Sixth Form Academy is working closely with the Trust to form a partnership that will build on its fantastic work and secure the future of this beautiful building.
For students transferring into the sixth form from Year 11 at Haywood Academy, there is the advantage that they will already be well known and their strengths, and weaknesses already identified. This means we can offer guidance and support from the beginning of their sixth form life and they can focus on their work and other activities in a secure and well-understood environment.
For students joining the sixth form from another school or college, the induction process and pastoral system is designed to ease the ‘settling in’ period and support is available from the sixth form team throughout the transfer process and on into the academic year.
The personal tutor is a central figure for students at Haywood Sixth Form Academy. Tutors have pastoral oversight of all of our young people and will meet regularly with students either individually or in groups. It is the tutor’s role to be the first point of contact between students, their parents, and the sixth form. This is likely to be one of the support members of staff that will work with students on a day to day basis.
Supporting the personal tutor is Miss Billington (Assistant Headteacher, Sixth Form) who takes an active role in the lives of students and will personally monitor their academic progress as they progress through the sixth form. She will liaise closely with other agencies and provide extra professional support and guidance for any students who need it.
There is also a dedicated careers team, working together for students to move them through theUCAS application process or support them in gaining employment.
Course information is listed on our website and applications can be made online or via UCAS Progress. Alternatively, our brand new prospectus can now be collected from the Haywood Academy visitors reception.
There will be a range of incentives to support students.
A-Level or BTEC student, you will receive a financial package to support the purchasing of books that you will use to support your sixth form studies.
Work Based Learning students will receive a financial support package to cover travel expenses (criteria apply).
All students may be able to receive a means tested bursary.
Sixth form staff will help with applications in this process. For further information, please contact Mr Hargreaves.
Click here to download the Bursary form to complete and return by post to Stephen Hargreaves, Haywood Academy, High Lane, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 7AB.
For more information on any of our courses, please contact Mr Hargreaves on 01782 853535
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Haywood Sixth Form Academy directly.