Welcome to Easthampstead Park Community School
As a school community we have been sharing our ideas for how we want the school to develop successfully, the statements below provide an overview of the key values, beliefs and behaviours we want in our community in order to deliver our vision. They will provide a framework for school strategic development for the next three years. Thank you to all contributors to the process who gave time, ideas and shared their commitment to the schools success.
At Easthampstead Park Community School, our vision is to deliver a school judged as outstanding, that lives up to its values and beliefs. Our sense of community is built around the quality of relationships between staff, students and parents with the emphasis on respect and pride. All members of our community need to communicate clearly and work with each other. “It takes a whole village to raise a child.”
Our Values, Beliefs and Behaviours
- • We value and respect all people for their knowledge, experience and capabilities.
- • We value our heritage and we believe families and our local community can play an inspiring and purposeful role in young people’s learning.
- • We believe that all young people from every kind of background should be equally recognised as being creative and individual.
- • We believe that learning should engage all members of the community in order to support them in fulfilling their personal and academic potential.
- • We expect everyone to demonstrate through their actions and behaviours, respect for themselves and the community – people, property and the environment – and take pride in what they are capable of achieving.
- • We expect parents to be involved with the school, taking an active interest in the development of their own and others’ children, and for staff to seek opportunities for parents to come into school.
I am extremely proud of all the hard work that our staff and students put into the Sixth Form and I am delighted to share this with you.
There is a wide range of options available to students and ensuring they study at the correct establishment for these formative years is of vital importance. Here at EPCS6 we offer a Sixth Form experience which develops a community spirit whilst also fostering the skills needed to be an independent learner. We are a Sixth Form which has enjoyed excellent results in recent years and provide an environment where everyone is challenged to be the best they can be. We have a large common room, two dedicated Sixth Form study areas next to the common room equipped with computers, a Sixth Form only dedicated section of the library and a Sixth Form Study Area within the History department.
Whilst our teachers and results are very impressive, I believe that our greatest sales point are the students themselves. Looking at the enthusiastic young adults they are developing into is a privilege and I encourage you to speak to our current students about their experiences here. When not in lessons it is not unusual to find our students on the sports field, in rehearsals for pantomimes and musicals, entering their business ideas into competitions and arranging events. This year we have already enjoyed a Halloween Quiz with a Murder Mystery Evening and movie evening being planned for this term. Whatever interest a student may have; we find a way to help them develop this further.
● Continuing guidance about courses and strategies to meet your needs.
● Ongoing careers advice and support including visits to universities fairs, apprenticeship talks and visits from employers.
● High quality teaching with appropriate setting, marking and feedback of work.
● Guidance on how to use the library and its resources.
● Outside visits and work placements appropriate to certain courses.
● Multiple private study areas across the school.
● The opportunity to participate in community service and a wide range of enrichment activities.
● The Duke of Edinburgh Award- the world’s leading youth achievement award.
● An opportunity to arrange charity events. The Sixth Form currently support the Hotcourses Foundation, a charity which works to raise money for Nyumbani projects in Kenya.
● A comprehensive Personal Development programme which includes careers and higher education advice. These fortnightly sessions are based on the VESPA model which helps all students develop their Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice and Attitude.
● Regular reports and assessments of progress which take account of your abilities and objectives for the future.
● Fortnightly mentor meetings to review your progress and direct you towards extra support.
● Ongoing support with revision and study skills; specific talks on effective note taking and memory improvement alongside reinforcement of these skills from the Sixth Form team.
Last year 90% of grades achieved in Applied General subjects were Distinction*. This is worth 140 UCAS points which is equivalent to A* in Academic L3 qualifications.
Our pass rate at grades A*-B was 48%
Our pass rate at grades A* – C was 70%
Our pass rate at grades A* – E was 99%
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Easthampstead Park Community School directly.