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Welcome to Shaftesbury School

Shaftesbury and Sturminster Sixth Form provides a truly unique sixth form experience, drawing on the resources of two successful schools (Shaftesbury School and Sturminster Newton High School) to offer a wide range of courses within a friendly supportive community. We believe that Shaftesbury and Sturminster Sixth Form is the ideal size; large enough to offer a wide range of courses, small enough that you feel part of a community where you are known and supported. Every student is part of a small form with a specialised Sixth Form tutor. Their role is to ensure that every student receives the personalised support they need to successfully make the step from GCSE to Sixth Form studies. We believe that one of the keys to academic success is to help students form a clear plan for where they want their Sixth Form education to take them. All students have a Personal Learning Portfolio which helps them to plan for the future and also allows them to work with subject teachers to set personalised targets and track their academic progress
The Sixth Form experience at Shaftesbury and Sturminster offers students the chance to develop their understanding of the world around them not just through lessons but through practical experience and personal relationships. Each year the boarding house at Shaftesbury School brings students from around the world to study in the Sixth Form. Studying with students from Europe, Asia and Africa gives students a wider perspective on the world and allows them to learn how people from other countries perceive Britain. We are proud to hold the International School Award and have links with schools in France and Spain which allow our language students to take part in exchange visits each year. The sports department regularly take part in international tours such as the Ski Trip to Austria.
The Sixth Form can trace its origins back to the creation of a Grammar School in Shaftesbury in 1630. Today our dedicated and experienced team of teachers are committed to ensuring that every student achieves their full potential. Our students achieve excellent headline results with a third of all grades being A* to B. For us Sixth Form is about more than just achieving a set of results, we invest time and effort in the personal development of our students and in ensuring that their time in the Sixth Form helps them to progress to exciting opportunities for further study and employment. For the last four years we have sent students to universities in the World Top 10, including Oxford University, University College London’s Medical School, Imperial College, London and LSE. However we are equally proud of the students who have successfully gained jobs and apprenticeships. Therefore, whether you are aiming for Oxbridge or to enter employment after Sixth Form, Shaftesbury and Sturminster Sixth Form will help you make the best of yourself and achieve the qualifications you need

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Shaftesbury School directly.

Last updated date: 16 June 2015
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