Welcome to Brine Leas School
Brine Leas is an 11-19 school, but BL6 is a stand alone entity with its own unique way of functioning that offers a wide range of courses and opportunities for enrichment to students. It has become the preferred destination of choice for over 260 students from schools across South Cheshire and Shropshire which gives a rich diverse feel to life at BL6.
Please come and look around and talk to both staff and students to see if this is the place where you will maximise your potential.
Progressing into Post-16 study marjs the start of a new chapter in your lives, enabling you to select subjects that you find exciting and engaging which may also influence your future studies and career pathways.
At BL6 the welfare and happiness of every student is paramount. Innovative and engaging lessons are central to our values and we have an enviable examination record. Our guidance and support are considered exemplary to ensure that you have a positive and engaging experience.
High standards underpin all aspects of life to ensure you have the best possible choices after BL6. There are no limits to your potential and we look forward to working with you to achieve your aspirations.
Director of Sixth Form
BL6 offers a wide range of subjects and, with an average class size of 13, there is more individual teaching and support.
All our teachers have developed expertise in teaching their courses. We aim for continuity of teaching, our staff provide numerous subject clinics and revision sessions when required.
We have links with a range of Universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Lancaster, Leister, Staffordshire and Hope. All students have the opportunity to make visits and are given support with UCAS applications.
Interested students are encouraged to apply to the Pembroke North Programme, offered by Oxford University and will receive individual support from our specialised Oxbridge and Early Entry Co-ordinator.
BL6 is separate from the main Brine Leas School building and has its own specialist facilities. A wide range of enrichment opportunities are afforded; some supporting younger pupils. L6 Student Union has a major say in the running of the Sixth Form and its elected officials organise charity and social events.
BL6 has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. There are comfortable study areas, with over 100 work stations for private study, in addition to specialist teaching rooms; Language and Science Laboratories, Library, Music and Media Suites, Technology Work Shops, Art Studio and a Gym. The Coffee Shop is open all day and provides drinks, snacks and meals.
There is an excellent support system. Small tutor groups which meet daily, enable strong rapports to be established, ensuring personalised references for applicactions to higher education, apprenticeships or employment. Tutors will monitor progress and additional guidance is provided by our Student Services Team which includes a BL6 Learning Mentor, a Specialist Educational Needs Team, a Careers Advisor and Counsellor.
During the first half term, there will be an evening to give you and your parents the opportunity to discuss your transition from GCSE to A Levels with tutors. There are regular short progress reports in addition to a more detailed written report and a parents' evening is held before the summer exams when tutors are available to discuss progress and give guidance for success.
BL6 funds Student Union memberships for all students and, for eligible students, there are two specific forms of financial assistance: the BL6 16-19 Bursary and BL6 Travel Fund.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Brine Leas School directly.