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STUDENTS’ VIEWS

Head Girl—Maisie Dobbs

Sixth form here at Spalding High School is an incredible opportunity and experience which gives every  student key skills which are vital to them whether they wish to carry on into higher education, start work, or go into an apprenticeship. Sixth form also provides students with an environment in which they can flourish and excel, not only as pupils but as individuals. The incredible staff in every department make the transition from GCSEs to A Levels as easy and seamless as possible and every teacher is very approachable with any question or problems you have and they will do everything they can to help you. The sixth form facilities such as the study room encourage independent and flexible  working whilst the common room provides sixth formers with a calm environment in which to relax and mingle.

The school offers many opportunities for students to get involved in subject based trips, school musicals, the pantomime, sports day, the Summer Fayre, Duke of Edinburgh Award, World Challenge and our successful Young Enterprise scheme. We are so lucky to have the option to participate in all these experiences and they create so many memories that students will no doubt cherish.  In addition to this, sixth formers also have the option to be involved in various social and charity events, to become a peer mentor, to get involved in the house teams or to become a prefect. This not only makes sixth formers part of the school but also enables them to enrich the very fabric of it through various roles and responsibilities.  

Having spent the last 6 years at this incredible school, I have built friendships and developed hugely important skills which will help me for the rest of my life.  This has all been down to this school and the pride it takes in caring for its students. I can honestly and truthfully recommend Spalding High School sixth form to any prospective students as it is easily the best environment to further yourself as a person, discover your own areas of interest and prepare you for a future career.

 
 

Having only joined the High at 6th 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 2016-2017

Please click here to download a pdf copy of the prospectus for 2017 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 24th FEBRUARY 2017.

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 5 in Mathematics and either English Language or English Literature in addition to 4 further GCSEs at Grade A* - C

  2. Achieve at least a GCSE Grade B/Grade6 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 6 in English Language

In exceptional circumstances the overall profile of GCSE grades will be considered.

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, Food Science & Nutrition, Geography, History, Information Technology, Religious Studies, Sociology

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

Candidates, both internal and external, may be invited to discuss their most suitable course of study.

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 2017, please contact School reception or Mrs J Knight (School Administrator): email jayne.knight@spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk.

Downloads:

Subject specific entry requirements table 2017-18

Application forms for external students

Application Form Word 2010 only ( 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 2010 only (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.