STUDENTS’ VIEWS

Nina Halgarth - Head Girl 2017-18

Spalding High School Sixth Form is an incredible opportunity to develop both academically and as a person, preparing its students for whatever path they choose to pursue in the future. While our  academic record is unarguably fantastic, it is what this school offers to the individual in terms of transferrable skills, growth as a person and lifelong friendships which make it so special. With facilities such as the silent study room, in which students can work independently and productively, the library, perfect for quiet discussion of work, and the common room, with a more relaxed atmosphere to allow everyone to unwind at break and lunch, students are able to excel and fulfil their full potential. Supportive staff are always on hand to assist students with their work, challenge and push students to achieve, and make the transition from GCSE to A Level as easy as possible.

While in the Sixth Form, many opportunities are on offer for students to enrich their studies and develop as well-rounded individuals, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, World Challenge, sports day, the Summer Fayre, the debate team, school musicals, subject trips within the UK and abroad, the list goes on. Not only this, but students have the chance to give back to the wider school community while  developing their teamwork, leadership skills and time management, becoming prefects and peer mentors. All of these enriching activities create memorable experiences and provide students with life skills not necessarily nurtured by academia.

With 2017-18 being my seventh and last year in this school, I can honestly say that it has shaped me as a person, guiding me from joining the school at eleven to the mature young adult which I am today. I have made incredible, lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories, while developing the skills I need to progress after my time here. I wholeheartedly recommend this school to all prospective students as it will not only nurture your interests and prepare you for your future but also be seven of the best years of your life. 

 
 

Having only joined the High at sixth form, I was instantly made to feel welcome.  I’ve made amazing friends, and the support you receive from staff is second to none’.

‘I’ve got so much independence at the High School, but the staff are always there to give guidance and advice.’

‘As a new student, the friendly and welcoming atmosphere has made the transition so much easier.’

‘The staff are really supportive and helpful; you can talk to them about anything.’

‘The opportunity to become part of a committee has helped me to develop many skills including teamwork and organisation.’

‘The opportunity to get involved in extra curricular activities such as Duke of Edinburgh gold, Young Enterprise and World Challenge has been invaluable.’

‘I would recommend Spalding High 6th form to anyone – these past two years have been so fulfilling.’

 

Sixth form prospectus 2017-2018

Please click here to download a pdf copy of the prospectus for 2018 entry.  Entry requirements are included in the prospectus, but are reprinted here for your convenience.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All students, both internal and external, must apply for a place in the Sixth Form at Spalding High School. For the forthcoming cohort, ALL applications must be received by the deadline of FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2018.

Spalding High School admits both girls from Spalding High School, and girls and boys from other schools into the sixth form.

Students must fulfil the following requirements:-

  1. Achieve at least a Grade 4 in Mathematics and either English Language or English Literature in addition to 4 further GCSEs at Grade 9-4 (A*-C in unreformed GCSEs).

  2. Achieve at least a GCSE Grade 6/Grade B in the THREE subjects they wish to study at A level.  For exceptions to this see table in link below

  3. In the case of new subjects (not studied at GCSE) students will need to achieve at least a GCSE Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature.

Subjects that can be studied on achievement of the entry requirements listed above:

Business, Classical Civilisation, Drama & Theatre Studies, DT: Product Design, DT: Fashion & Textiles, English Language, Level 3 Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition, Geography, History, BTEC Extended Certificate in Information Technology, Religious Studies, Sociology

German, Latin and Spanish can only be chosen if studied previously.

As a community school, we follow the LEA'S policy on oversubscription.

Oversubscription Criteria

In accordance with the 1996 Education Act the allocation of school places for children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan will take place first.  Remaining places will be allocated in accordance with the policy.

The oversubscription criteria are listed in the order we apply them.  Words marked with a number, for example 1, 2 and 3 are explainded separately in the definition and notes section of our Whole School Admissions Policy available on the School  website.  This policy also has information on appeals, fraudulent or misleading applications, children of UK service personnel and admission of children outside their normal age group.

If there are more applicants than places available then applicants will be offered places in the following order:

*  The child is in the care of the local authority or had previously been in care (1).

*  The grade achieved in the relevant subject or subjects, or for those subjects not available at GCSE, a relevant subject specified in the School's sixth form brochure.  The applicant with the higher grade will have priority.

*  The average points score achieved across all GCSE subjects taken by the applicant.  The applicant with the higher score will have priority.

*  Driving distance (2) from home to school, with the applicant living nearer to the school having priority.  This would be the tie-breaker if necessary; in the event of a tie on distance the school can offer extra place(s).

The Headmistress will consider all applications carefully and reserves the right to apply professional judgement to individual cases where students may fall short of a subject specific entry requirement.

If you are interested in applying for admission to Spalding High School Sixth form starting in September 2018, please contact School reception or Mrs J Knight (School Administrator): email jayne.knight@spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk.

Downloads:

Application forms for external students

Application Form Word format ( Please save the form, complete and email to Mrs French)

Application Form .pdf format  (Please print, complete and post to school)

Application forms for internal students

Application form Word format  (Please save the form, complete and email to Mrs French)

Application Form .pdf format  (Please print, complete and post to school)

16-19 Bursary

Some students may eligible for additional funding to support them with their studies. Please click here for further information.