Welcome to The Mirfield Free Grammar and Sixth Form
Founded in 1667 The Mirfield Free Grammar has a long established tradition of success and promotes values such as respect, honesty, integrity, morality and courtesy. It is also a DfE designated Technology College and Leadership Partner School. The faculties of The MFG embrace new technologies to ensure that its students have the skills to equip them for life in the 21st century. The school was rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2008 and from 1st April 2011 became an Outstanding Academy. The MFG believes by becoming an academy it has enabled its staff to serve the needs of their students increasingly effectively into the future.
We work hard to maintain a happy and well-run school, where students feel confident to thrive and develop. We strive to make our school a place of sound, stimulating and appropriate learning, where every student can achieve their true potential. We create a caring community where great emphasis is placed upon good relationships and partnerships to encourage respect, understanding and co-operation.
The school’s academic results are exemplary. We are also very proud of our place on Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of School’s list of ‘The most successful schools in the country’. In 2011, 95% of students have achieved 5 or more A*-C grades and 98% gained 5 or more A*-G grades, both of which show very good value-added achievement. 76% achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Mathematics, again showing very good value-added achievement. Post-16 results were also good. All our students proceeded to higher and further education courses of their choice.
The new Sixth Form Centre is a modern and vibrant learning environment which provides you with opportunities to further develop your independent learning skills to prepare you for your next step into Higher Education or Employment.
- The Silent Supervise Study Area offers extensive facilities for independent study in your non-contact lessons. This flexible resource area allows you to access internet linked PCs and study space before, during and after school.
- The Sixth Form Common Room and Refectory has Wireless Broadband technology, allowing you to work on your laptops on the school network and internet.
- In the Sixth Form Centre you have access to state of the art classrooms all equipped with computers, flat screen monitors, air conditioning, SMART boards, speakers and wireless connections.
- 2010 saw the opening of a brand new, state of the art Design Centre with outstanding facilities for our Art and Design students.
We are very proud of the supportive team of qualified staff who can help and advise you if you have a problem or need guidance:
Your Personal Tutor: will be the first point of contact for your parents/carers. He/she will monitor and support your welfare and academic progress closely through our highly structured monitoring programme, to ensure any problems are identified early and addressed effectively. as well as one to one academic mentoring your personal Tutor will also deliver a tutorial programme and offer professional guidance in your career planning.
The Academic Mentor: is always available in the Silent Study Area and offers one to one support to help you develop the skills necessary for success at Advanced level.
The Sixth Form Student Support Office: You will benefit from the additional support and guidance from a specialist team who are available to you throughout the day to ensure that you are happy and focused on your studies.
Careers Support Team: whether your next destination is employment, training or university, we believe it is essential that high quality advice is available so that your decision making for the future is well informed. As well as comprehensive range of careers software, leaflets and university prospectuses the team of expert staff, supported by Connexions Personal Advisors, offer personal support to you either by appointment or as part of the drop in service.
How to apply
You can apply for courses at The Mirfield Free Grammar and Sixth Form through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.