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Welcome to St Edward's Church of England School & Sixth Form College


Dear Parents, students and friends of St Edward’s,

Welcome to St Edward’s Church of England School and Sixth Form College. Founded in 1710, we have over three hundred years of history. Guided by Christian values, our school provides a safe, caring and happy environment in which our students can learn and develop into well-rounded young men and women.

A Welcome from the Headteacher

I am very proud and privileged to be the Headteacher of St Edward’s Church of England School and Sixth Form College. The school’s ethos and commitment to its students have impressed me since joining in September 2016. This is a really exciting time to be involved with our school.

We are very proud of our school. All that we do is underpinned by Christian values and mutual respect, and the worship at St Edward’s is a key part of our culture. By working in partnership with all of our students and their families we strive to ensure the students’ outcomes are the best that they can possibly be. These honest and trusting relationships are crucial in achieving the success our students deserve.

We endeavour to continually improve our standards and build upon our current strengths. We aim to do this through high-quality learning and teaching. We are proud in making sure we get the best out of students no matter what their background or ability.

The aim for our students is to become highly skilled, confident, articulate young adults, well-placed to succeed in further education and employment, and ultimately to emerge as active members of the community. Striving to unlock the talents of all, we continually challenge students to achieve their best and develop the skills for a lifelong love of learning; it is only through the challenge that students truly discover what they are capable of. No matter where we start in life we recognise that all have the potential to achieve.

This is certainly a warm and happy school where Christian distinctiveness and commitment to study are encouraged.

We hope the information within this website provides you with some additional details about the school that will be helpful to you. We are always happy to show visitors around and should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dan Steel

About us

Making the right choice about where to study for your post-16 education is crucial. With such an important decision to make – it is incredibly important to choose a Sixth Form College that offers you an individual journey to your future, who will care about your personal development and who will promote your academic progress. If this sounds like a place where you would like to flourish then – St Edward’s Sixth Form College is for you!

The first thing you will notice about life in the Sixth Form College is that your relationship with your teachers has changed. The learning process becomes much more of a partnership between yourself and teachers and you will quickly learn that they are there to help you fulfil your potential.

The two years in the Sixth Form College offer greater freedom and opportunity, but along with this freedom comes more responsibility. It is a time for you to take control of your own future: a time when you will make big decisions as you prepare for Higher Education and the world of work, and we will be there to support you.

Every effort is made to create a Sixth Form curriculum that thoroughly engages you not only in academic rigour but also in activities that give you life skills for the years beyond Higher Education. Offering A-levels & BTEC qualifications there is a pathway for everyone.

In addition to the wide range of courses on offer, there is also further opportunities to enrich your studies through participation in initiatives such:

  • Community Service
  • Work experience
  • Rag week and other charity events
  • The ST.E.P programme

Our expectations of you are high – we see Sixth Form College students as exemplary role models for our younger students and have only the highest standards for behaviour, attitude and attendance. This is coupled with high expectations for attainment and progress whilst you are studying with us.

Our students are guaranteed individual attention from their academic mentors and form tutors thus enabling you to reach your academic potential. Strong pastoral and extra-curricular experiences help to produce well-rounded, well-informed and confident young people.

Our aim is that you leave St Edward’s Sixth Form College believing that everything you strive for is possible.

Thank you for taking the time to look at what we have to offer – if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am sure you will enjoy your time here.

Mrs Kelly Hart
Head of Sixth Form

Facilities available

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How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact St Edward's Church of England School & Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2017
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