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Welcome to Bay House School and Sixth Form


Bay House is a future focused School and we are relentless in our ambition to enable the success of our learners and staff.

Cultivating a ‘love of learning’ culture is central to our ethos. We embrace our moral accountability to all our learners to raise achievement, close gaps, support well-being and develop the range of learning capacities through a principled curriculum which is a sum of all the learners’ experiences.

These collective experiences will ensure the sustained growth of an effective ‘Learner Voice’, encouraging contributions from the diversity of our population and the wider community that has significant impact and influence on the School.  

We celebrate the importance of working together to cooperate, collaborate and empathise with others. It is through the quality of these relationships, and how we exercise our responsibility and respect for others, that we can all experience making progress and realising our potential.

About us

Sixth form education is voluntary but it must carry a high degree of commitment. For most students, decisions about where to study and which courses to follow are of crucial importance to their future lives.

Those wishing to join the Bay House Sixth Form will be expected to have demonstrated a committed, responsible attitude to academic study that will enable them to benefit from their courses.

Each application will be considered on its merits.

Students joining the Sixth Form should have achieved a minimum of 6 A*-C passes at GCSE, with B grades or higher in those subjects which  will support their choice of AS/A Level courses.

In most cases students take four AS Level courses in the Lower Sixth year, progressing to three full A Levels in the Upper Sixth.

Subject specific entry requirements can be found on the Sixth Form website. Students who do not have at least a GCSE grade C in English or Mathematics should give these subjects priority in planning their   programme for the Lower Sixth; re-sits will be available in either November or the following summer.

We set high expectations for all our students; we look forward to supporting them in developing as independent learners who will work with determination to achieve their very best.

Facilities available

The School occupies well-equipped buildings on the site of the historic Bay House (built in 1838 as a marine villa for the Baring family).

Extensive accommodation is provided for all facets of comprehensive education. 

Bay House School has superb facilities, which includes

  • 15 Science Laboratories
  • 12 Computer Suites
  • extensive ICT networks

The School’s Sports Facilities, Arts accommodation and considerable Library provision are available to all.

Additional support

At Bay House School and Sixth Form pupils are identified as having Special Educational Needs through a variety of ways including the following:

  • Liaison with previous setting
  • Pupils performing below age expected levels as indicated by progress checks
  • Concerns raised by parents / carers
  • Concerns raised by teachers
  • Concerns raised by Teaching and Learning Assistants
  • Liaison with external agencies i.e. CAMHS, Educational Psychologists, Specialist Teacher Advisors
  • Health diagnosis through paediatrician

Partnership with parents, carers and other professional agencies is encouraged to maximise the support for young people who are experiencing barriers to accessing learning and multi-agency meetings are arranged as required.

Learner success

The success of our Sixth Form is nationally recognised.

It ranks in the top 1% of colleges in the United Kingdom and over 90% of our students gain a place in their first choice of University. 

The mission of the School is to be one of the top providers in the UK by continuing to give its students an outstanding education. This it achieves through excellence in how we recruit, train and professionally develop our staff, working in partnership with universities, other schools, colleges, businesses and government agencies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Bay House School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 22 March 2016

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