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Welcome to Harton Technology College

Harton Sixth Form is establishing itself as a high quality provider for 6th form education. The fabulous new state of the art building provides a great environment for students to make the transition to a business like work space and it has been designed to include a range of resources, study work and progressions spaces.

We have very high expectations and believe we can offer students an excellent package that allows students the choice of a wide range of courses in a very personal and supportive environment. Our class sizes are kept small and this allows students the support that will allow them to develop the necessary skills in order to fulfil their potential. There is a friendly community atmosphere within the sixth form and relationships between staff and students are very positive and productive.

We very much see ourselves as an important stepping stone allowing young people to move on to great things in the future. Therefore, we work with students to ensure that they are placed on an appropriate programme of study that suits their strengths and allows students to fulfil their ambitions. We work hard to then ensure that students have the necessary care, guidance and support to give them the best possible start in whatever they decide to do in the future.

Students are challenged in all aspects of developing as young adults so they can be successful in the future. Opportunities are provided and students are encouraged to expand their social, recreational, sporting and cultural interests. We offer extensive enrichment opportunities in order to allow young people to develop new skills, meet new people and broaden their horizons. We also work closely with local agencies and organisations in trying to allow students to gain relevant work experience so that they have the edge when it comes to applications to either Higher Education or employment.

A large number of students will continue in to higher education and students are guided and supported through this increasingly challenging and demanding process. We are building a strong reputation as an institution that combines academic success with personal development in a positive and supportive environment.

It is the students and staff that make our Sixth Form so special and if you decide to apply I hope you will make us even stronger.


About us

Harton 6th Form allows students to make that challenging transition to level three study in a modern business like environment and supports and promotes independence so that students can develop and flourish in all aspects of life. The ethos is purposeful and everyone is expected to work hard. Harton students will be joined by a significant number of students from other centres and this creates a vibrant and energetic environment where students feel valued and respected. The times of the day will be slightly different to the day of the rest of the school. You will come into school in time for lessons, and your day will normally commence at 8.30am and will reflect your personal programme of study.

Depending upon the courses that you choose to follow, you may be spending most of your time in school or you may spend some time at a partner organisation. You are however, always representing Harton 6th Form and no matter where you are, the standards of behaviour and decorum that we expect in school must be maintained.

You will be treated as young adults in the Centre – as students not as pupils. Life at Harton will be purposeful and productive, but fun and engaging. You will certainly get out of it what you put into it!

Facilities available


The Sixth Form Centre is a state of the art building, developed to enable first class education to take place in a purpose built environment. There are a number of general classrooms, some subject specific areas, a learning resource centre, a lecture theatre, an internet café, an area devoted to careers/progression, a media suite, views over the school’s playing field and 3G rugby and multi-use pitch and a café area that is exclusively used by Sixth Form students.


Students will be able to access The Wellness Sports Centre which is fitted with the best equipment available to the market, with a comprehensive and customer focused service plan and a team of qualified, dedicated, knowledgeable and motivated staff. It has a 49 station state-of-the-art Technogym Excite gym, complete with full Wellness System and integrated Entertainment, to ensure you achieve all your health and fitness related goals.


Harton 6th form students have access to purchasing a wide variety of food / refreshments throughout the day and eat in the modern dining area.

Progression Facilities

Progression and planning for the future are at the heart of everything we do at Harton 6th Form. At the centre of the 6th Form building is a designated progression area where there is access to a wide range of resources including up to date prospectuses and current apprenticeship vacancy lists. Our progression manager Matt Joyce is also available to offer information, advice and guidance on all the opportunities that are available locally, regionally, nationally and across the world.


All students will have full ICT access and WiFi will be available throughout the building. Of course, the achievement of top grade qualifications is the driving factor of your time at Harton Sixth Form Centre and the design of the Learning Resource Centre and the communal space within the Centre has been planned to give you space to work independently or in small groups.

Opening times will be negotiated with the Student Management Group for different times of the year. Later opening times will be available leading up examination periods.


Harton 6th form has modern and high tech IT and media facilities. Located in the 6th form library area there is green screen technology and recording area alongside a radio station. Specialist staff are on hand to support students in using this equipment and becoming familiar in challenging themselves in developing their technical expertise. Students can also use the large number of Mac computers and the whole 6th form enables for laptop computers to be loan and used extensively.


Additional support

Financial support through the 16 – 19 Bursary fund.

A bursary of £1200 per year is available for students that:

  • Are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance
  • Have been or are in care
  • Entitled to free school meals

A discretionary bursary is also available for students where the household income is less than £20,817 or where students live a considerable distance from Harton 6th Form.

Payments are subject to satisfactory attendance, progress and conduct.

The aim of the bursary scheme is to support students’ in:

  • Travel
  • Meal costs
  • Equipment and resources
  • Additional education experiences / visits

Learner success

Progression is at the centre of everything we do at Harton Sixth Form and it is integral in our facilities, our tutorial programme and the extensive support and guidance that we offer our students. Successful students tend to be those that have a clear focus and plan for the future and throughout the Harton Sixth Form experience we ensure that this is not just left to chance. In an increasingly competitive employment and Higher Education market it is vital that students have the necessary skills and qualities to be successful.

We work closely with local businesses, universities, colleges and training providers to ensure that students receive relevant and realistic advice about the skills and qualifications required in the future. In addition, students have the opportunity, throughout their time at Harton Sixth Form, to book appointments with our own professionally qualified careers advisor or an independent careers advisor, if they would prefer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Harton Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2016

Key information


  • A: Harton Sixth Form
    • Address:
    • Lisle Road
    • South Shields
    • NE34 6DL
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01914274050
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    • A core part of Harton Sixth Form from the early planning stages has been to develop an interesting, varied and worthwhile enrichment programme. This will be timetabled on a Wednesday afternoon for all students and will mean that student’s can develop very important life skills through a varied set of activities and experiences. In an ever competitive University and employment market it will really help ensure that Harton Sixth Form student’s have the edge and have plenty to say about themselves when it comes to applying to progress in the future.