Welcome to Preston Manor School
MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD ‐ BETH KOBEL
Choosing where to go for your sixth form education can be an exciting and confusing decision, as well as one that will have a significant influence on the rest of your life. By deciding to study at Preston Manor you will be recognising our reputation for academic excellence in an environment that values the individual and learning in its widest sense.
Throughout the school we aim to develop young people who fulfil their potential, raise the bar and then go on to achieve that little bit more. We want students to leave us well prepared for life in a changing society, with the widest range of options open to them. We keep our Sixth Form o er under constant review so that our committed and pro fessional sta can deliver a curriculum that is broad, current and relevant. This is enriched with a range of other activi ties and detailed guidance, ensuring personal, as well as academic development.
We are extremely proud of the education we provide for our sixth form and are pleased that this has been recognised by Ofsted with their Outstanding judgement of our post 16 education. “School leaders are rightly proud of the large sixth form provision...Leadership of this area is strong...much weight is given to preparing students for university, apprenticeships and work….Students have very high aspirations, work extremely hard and are fully involved in the life of the school.” External reviews, Ofsted and our own students consistently recognise Preston Manor for its Excellence in sixth form provision and results. Despite our students achieving outstanding examination results year after year, we recognise that there is much more to education than just passing exams. We want our students to enjoy as well as excel in their education. It is our aim to provide you with a wealth of opportunities and unique experiences. We take pride in developing well rounded individuals who respect and value others. As an all through school, we provide excellent mentoring and citizenship opportunities which are unique and reflect our values as a Co operative school.
At Preston Manor you will find welcoming students, supportive teachers and committed pastoral teams at the heart of our community. Whether you are an existing Preston Manor student or currently studying elsewhere, I hope you can see the many benefits of joining our high achieving sixth form.
Preston Manor Sixth Form has a long running tradition of being one of the best performing school Sixth Forms in the UK; for over a decade, we have consistently ranked in the top 10% of Sixth Forms nationally for our Value Added (VA) during a three year aggregate period. In addition to our outstanding results, the Sixth Form has been deemed 'Outstanding' in our last two Ofsted inspections.
The Sixth Form has a highly skilled, supportive and dedicated team of two Directors of VI Form and 19 Academic Tutors. Our expertise and effective team work mean that we are able to meet the needs of our diverse Sixth Form students.
Preston Manor School is proud of the achievements of its Sixth Form and is committed to all learners achieving their full potential, and discovering and realising their aspirations in this world.
We firmly believe in educating the whole young person. Our weekly PSHE and individual tutorial programme includes a focus on student well-being, citizenship and contemporary issues and debate. Each student has a one-to-one meeting with their Academic Tutor every term as part of our pupil monitoring. We also have a designated Sixth Form Counsellor who is available for consultations on a self referral or staff referral basis. Other opportunities for social and emotional development include:
- Year 12 Peer Mentoring programme
- Brook House residential home Christmas party
- Debating Society
- Leavers' prom committee
- School Council
- Year 13 prefects
- End of year trip
Each subject area also offers extra-curricular activities such as day trips, residential visits and revision workshops to further support teaching and learning.
Every year, Preston Manor students attain outstanding results. Success is our major priority and we use a variety of strategies to ensure all our students achieve it.
Preston Manor offers courses for all abilities. Before the start of the course all students are advised about their choice and subject combina tions to ensure that they match their Career and Higher Education ambitions.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Preston Manor School directly.