A Message from the Headteacher

Our aim in the Sixth Form at The Abbey School is to support and encourage you to achieve high academic and vocational qualifications. This will provide you with the breadth of education that will prepare you to take your place, with confidence, in modern society.

Commitment and hard work are the keys to success and we intend that the work you do in the Sixth Form will be challenging. Working hard in the Sixth Form is rewarded and we take great pride as we see more and more students taking up places in Higher Education and professional careers.

I hope you are looking forward to the challenge and the enjoyment that the Sixth Form at The Abbey School offers. We are looking forward to sharing these opportunities with you.

Mrs. Catrin Woodend

Sixth Form Aims and Objectives

The Abbey School Sixth Form is a stimulating and supportive community in which there is a commitment to these aims:

  • To promote a passion for learning and the achievement of excellence through challenge and excitement
  • To encourage integrity, hard work, self-discipline and teamwork
  • To develop each person’s intellectual, physical, creative and leadership potential
  • To value each individual and promote mutual respect, showing tolerance, understanding and sensitivity.

Whilst academic achievement is our priority and every encouragement and effort is made to realise each student’s potential, the Sixth Form has much to offer in terms of personal and social development.

Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities including sport, drama and music. Students are also expected to play a leadership role, to take the initiative and to organise activities in which they have an interest or talent and which they think will also be of interest to others.

In order to gain the most from Sixth Form life, it is important to have an enthusiastic and positive approach. As students move from Year 11 to Year 12, opportunities to develop their sense of responsibility and leadership are offered through the prefect system and Sixth Form Leadership Team, led by the Head Boy and Head Girl.

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