"An outstanding Girls' Grammar School with a Mixed Sixth Form"
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STUDENTS’ VIEWS

Head Girl—Arpa Jahan

Spalding High School Sixth Form aims to encourage our students to be well rounded individuals, who not only develop academically and nurture their interests but also grow into independent, ambitious young adults. Alongside our excellent examination results, it is what this school offers in terms of enrichment opportunities, lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories which make the school so unique. By making use of our excellent facilities within the Sixth Form centre, such as the silent study area equipped with computers, the library and the common room, students are also able to study productively and independently whilst enjoying their time in the Sixth Form.

Our school also strives to encourage individual academic success, alongside musical and sporting achievements through the wide range of extracurricular activities which we offer to the students. These include: positions of responsibilities, such as prefects and peer mentors, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, subject trips within the UK and abroad, the whole school choir, sports day and so much more. These extracurricular activities not only develop teamwork and leadership skills but also allowed our students to make the most of their time during Sixth Form and enjoy every moment.

Having studied at Spalding High School myself for seven years, I honestly believe that this school and the helpful and caring staff have helped me flourish as person, with all the opportunities I have received. The Sixth Form, in particular, has allowed me to create memorable experiences, make incredible friendships and gain important transferable skills, preparing me for the progression route I have chosen to pursue. For the amazing seven years I have spent at this school I am eternally grateful and so I really cannot recommend this school enough to all prospective students.

 



 

 
 

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.’

 

Key dates for Application for entry in September 2020

  • Monday 20th January 2020.   Y12 Taster Day.  An exciting opportunity to spend a day with us to see what life in Spalding High School Sixth Form is like and to experience A Level lessons.
  • Wednesday 26th February.  Deadline for Sixth Form applications for entry in September 2020.
  • Thursday 25th June.  Sixth Form Induction Day.  Meet your tutors and teachers and embark on your Sixth Form Journey.

 

Sixth form prospectus 2020-2021

Please click here to download a pdf copy of the prospectus for 2020 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 Wednesday 26th Feb 2020.

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.

  2. Achieve at least a GCSE Grade 6 in the THREE subjects they wish to study at A level.  For exceptions to this please see the sixth form prospectus.

  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, Criminology, 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, Law, 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 2019, please contact Mrs H French (Timetable Coordinator) email hazel.french@spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk or Mrs J Knight (School Administrator): email jayne.knight@spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk.

Downloads:

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)

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