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Welcome to Gordano School

At  Gordano we have a long-established reputation for success that has been based on hard work and high standards. We are proud of our comprehensive status and committed to the needs of all our learners, from the most academically gifted to those young people that need help and support with their learning.

Our belief is that every single child is gifted and unique. Our aim is to work with individuals to allow them to realise their potential and to help them find avenues to personal success and self-esteem.

We expect a great deal of our children – that they are honest, tolerant and industrious. We expect that they will take on responsibility for their own learning and that they will become good citizens, both in a local and a global context. In return, we offer a tremendous range of opportunities, both within the classroom and beyond, from age 11 and through into our flourishing sixth form.

Our teaching teams are strong and innovative, constantly re-visiting ways of bringing the curriculum to life. Often this is done using the most modern technology but our classrooms remain ordered and disciplined and we place great value on trusting relationships between students and their teachers.

There are some marvellous options at lunchtimes and after school. We enjoy excellent sporting facilities, a vibrant creative and performing arts menu and a wide range of clubs and societies. Children of all abilities are welcomed and encouraged to join in.

Our pastoral care is based upon a really strong and popular House system, both the welfare and academic progress of students being monitored by one of six Heads of House together with a form tutor. From this close monitoring will come a regular flow of information to parents and many opportunities for discussion and goal setting. Above all, Gordano is a happy school.

Working with local businesses and community groups we have created a dynamic and exciting learning centre that really does offer something for everyone.

The website can only give you a flavour of what we do and so we warmly invite parents and children to come to the school to see us at work.


Facilities available

We recognise that young people need to work in different styles and environments and throughout your time in the Sixth Form you will benefit from a wide range of specialist facilities, dedicated solely for your use. Many students choose to use their facilities to study before and after school.

Our Learning Curve has added a state-of-the-art Independent Learning Centre, multi-use lecture theatre and dedicated Sixth Form classes to our existing facilities. These include a large Common Room, with cafe at break and lunchtimes, a specialist Sixth Form Library and further dedicated study facilities. These are supported by significant IT facilities and WiFi that can be accessed across the school site by students.

Our Sixth Form students also make good use of our extensive wider school facilities which cater for a huge variety of interests, including sports (astroturf, 4G quad, extensive playing fields, brand new sports hall, squash courts, indoor climbing wall) and creative arts (including music studios and practice rooms, dedicated art work areas for both Year 12 and Year 13 and fully equipped drama and dance studios).


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 January 2017

Key information


  • A: Gordano School 6th Form
    • Address:
    • Gordano School
    • St. Mary's Road
    • Portishead
    • BS20 7QR
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01275842606
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    • Welcome to Gordano Sixth Form. The two years of Sixth Form are probably the most important in your education and will determine the path you take in life. they should be the most enjoyable and fulfilling time of your school career.

      We are delighted that so many students, from our own school and beyond, find Gordano Sixth Form the right centre to achieve their best; the right place to be stretched in their thinking and the right place to balance a brilliant social life with a great choice of extra-curricular opportunities.