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Welcome to Calderstones School

Cardinal Heenan Sixth Form has a long tradition of success, achieving excellent results at GCE A Level, AS Level, BTEC and NVQ. This success is due to the hard work and dedication of both students and staff who work closely together. We would like you to be a part of our future success. 

The Sixth Form provides a caring, supportive environment where individuals matter. We aim to develop in all of our learners a keen sense of responsibility, a desire for the acquisition of knowledge and the ambition to succeed in their lives today and in years to come. We offer our Sixth Form students as well as extensive opportunities for enrichment.

We pride ourselves in the strong sense of comaraderie across the whole learning community, which makes our school environment a wonderful and unique place to attend daily. The mutual respect between our students and staff is evident in the warm, welcoming atmosphere that visitors often remark upon. 

We offer access to excellent facilities, highly motivated and passionate staff,  established support networks and a caring environment. This enables our students to achieve their potential whilst preparing them for further study or employment post 19. 

Although located separately to the main school, the Sixth Form still benefits from the skills and subject expertise of over 100 staff and has full use of further specialist facilities within the main school. With over 200 students in the Sixth Form, it is possible to offer a broad range of courses and experiences. 

Thank you for your interest in Cardinal Heenan Sixth Form

Ms K Smyth

Facilities available

The new purpose-built Sixth Form Centre (constructed in 2012) ensure students entering Cardinal Heenan Sixth Form will have access to up-to-date facilities. With its extensive, supervised and well resourced study centre, private study spaces, IT facilities, teaching rooms, canteen and social areas, the centre provides an environment designed to meet the needs of all the students.

Additional support

The jump between KS4 and KS5 is generally accepted to be the hardest jump students make in their education. That is why we have developed a comprehensive pastoral system of care and guidance. You will have an allocated mentor who has developed specific skills to assist you in settling into sixth form and coping with the changes in the way that you learn and the expectations of you. You will also have a form tutor who will support this process as well as help you with future university and job applications. 

Sometimes students need some financial support to enable them to maximise their opportunities at Sixth Form. Burseries are available from the school to support students experiencing financial hardship. Applications for funding are made directly to the school.


Learner success

I was very pleased with our most recent A Level and AS results, especially as our last 3-year rend has seen improvement year-on-year, both at AS and A Level. In Summer 2016, an impressive 56% of our Year 13 students achieved at least a B grade at A Level and all our A Level students secured at least a pass grade in summer 2016.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 December 2016

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