In the October 2019 Ofsted inspection, we retained our Outstanding grading.

The Sixth Form at St John Payne is a vibrant place and our outstanding record of academic attainment enables our students to successfully access a range of future pathways including university, apprenticeships and employment. We are rightly proud of our post 16-provision.

The Sixth Form is academic in its focus yet offers a broad range of A Level subjects to meet the personal interests and ambitions of our diverse student body. We are committed to providing our students with the highest quality teaching in the best possible facilities and to this end, were delighted to open our new Sixth Form building in autumn 2017.

The biggest change from studying in Years 7-11 is that we expect students to take greater responsibility for their learning. Throughout their time with us, students are supported to develop the independent study skills that enable them to manage their time effectively. Supervised study periods are provided in Year 12, to encourage students to use non-teaching time productively. Students are progressively given more autonomy and independence to prepare them for future pathways.

Our extra-curricular and pastoral provision is crucial in helping students develop into well-rounded individuals ready to make a contribution to society. Students naturally play an active part in the wider life of the Sixth Form and the School and we place much emphasis on this with students encouraged to emulate Christ’s example as servant leader.

Thank you for your interest in our Sixth Form. Full details of our curriculum can be found in our prospectus which is available below.

Mrs T. Fearn

Head of Sixth Form

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