Sixth Form

We are immensely proud of our Sixth Form provision at Ashlyns.  Students who continue on to further study enter a vibrant Sixth Form with high expectations, where they are prepared for the next stage of their education, future employment and the demands of an ever changing world. 

Our success is built on four key principles:

  • Delivering high-quality learning
  • Providing the enrichment and leadership opportunities that instil confidence and pride, and nurture talent
  • Providing the personalised mentoring, support and feedback needed to ensure students are informed, supported and on track across two challenging years of education
  • Ensuring our Sixth Form students have the dedicated facilities you would expect in a school that cares for their well being

Our Sixth Form caters for a growing number of post-16 students and boasts a dedicated learning environment, where more than 200 Year 12 and 13 students currently enjoy the extensive facilities available to them, including:

  • supervised computer room with study area
  • study room
  • common room
  • access to a well-stocked Learning Resource Centre
  • Sixth Form Cafe
  • access to high-quality new gym membership for free during the school day

Personal Development

Academic excellence is at the heart of everything we do, but it is not the sole focus of Ashlyns Sixth Form: we are equally committed to the wellbeing of each individual and the positive development of the whole person. We make sure that our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed either in higher education or the world of work. To this end, we offer extensive guidance and preparation for applications to university, further education or jobs. We have high standards and expectations and encourage all students to develop a strong, positive work ethic and a responsible, self-reliant attitude.

Personalised Mentoring

We recognise that extensive support and guidance is needed for the considerable transition from GCSE to A-level studies. All of our students benefit from a dedicated tutor who meets with them on a daily basis and is available to assist with current and future planning as well as to discuss any concerns. Our students are continuously supported with excellent pastoral guidance and leave Ashlyns equipped with the benefits of a high quality education. This enables them to meet the demands of a changing world.

Sixth Form Staff

Our team of staff are committed to embedding the school ethos of ‘Aspire and Achieve’. They maintain a high profile among the student population and are available to offer advice, support and guidance to all who require it. Frequent and timely monitoring and assessment ensures reporting to parents is accurate and informative.This also enables us, together with heads of faculty and subject leaders, to target individual students and work towards achieving the best possible outcome for all. We work together in order to ensure that all students are well-motivated, focused and thrive on the academic rigour of sixth-form life.

Achieving Success, Enhancing Your Future

We offer a wide range of Level 3 courses which meet the needs of our students and deliver excellent results every year. Most of our students move on to study at university — and we are hugely proud of their academic achievements. Details regarding their destinations can be found on the Where next? section of the website

16 to 19 Bursary Fund

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome the specific financial barriers to participation they face so they can remain in education and reach their full potential.  Please read our Guidelines to Providing Financial Support to Eligible Students here.

What a bursary is for:

A bursary is money that you, can use to pay for things like:

  • clothing, books, exam fees, UCAS applications, field trips and visits, contribution towards the cost of a laptop and other equipment for your courses
  • transport and lunch on days you study or train


The Key Stage Five Bursary Fund is means tested. We will look at your individual circumstances – this usually includes your family income.

How do I apply?

Either pop into the Sixth Form Office and ask for an application form or email the Key Stage Five Learning Mentor, Mrs Walker: