Welcome to Finham Park Sixth Form
The decision to join Finham Park Sixth Form means excellent opportunities to pursue academic and social interests in a supportive environment with high teaching standards and a real sense of community. These opportunities, taken to the full, will give our Sixth Form students both personal satisfaction and a firm foundation for the future.
Being part of Finham Park School’s large Sixth Form gives you access to an extensive and ever growing range of courses and opportunities, providing you with a vast array of career options as you look towards life beyond school. The strong relationships we foster with local schools allows us to tailor the curriculum to each student’s needs so that no-one gets left behind meaning all can be catered for.
We are determined to provide the very best education experience for all of our students so that everyone leaves us with qualifications that can open many doors. 100% of our students leave our Sixth Form with either a place at University or employment or further training with companies including British Aerospace, Aston martin, Deloitte and ITV. The excellent care and support for each child enables this to happen as each student’s destination is well thought out.
I hope that our website gives you a ﬂavour of what life is like as a Sixth Form student here and encourages you to talk to staff and students about what is on offer. There is something for everyone at Finham Park School Sixth Form and we look forward to receiving an application from you.
Mr Bishop (Headteacher)
Who we are
Sixth Form is an exciting time in any student’s educational journey, a chance to study in depth their subjects of choice, to master independent learning and to really engage with the leadership of the school. Finham Park Sixth Form offers students the opportunity to choose from a wide range of academic and vocational programmes of study, whilst ensuring our young people fully participate in both enrichment activities and the wider school community.
At Finham Park, we have a firmly embedded culture which expects our students to challenge themselves to continually improve; to demonstrate perseverance; courageousness and kindness in their actions. Our students are supported so as they can prosper in all that they do, driving them to achieve their full potential at all times. We pride ourselves in our purpose built supervised Study Centre, excellent facilities and study focused environment. Our students are self-driven and responsible and we support every student to develop their own individual character and positive attitude towards their own learning.
The results students achieve are excellent, and as a result they make superb progress from their GCSE starting point. We strive to continually build on our successes both in terms of the academic currency our students leave with and also the culture and character development which we promote. All our Sixth Form students are expected to act as role models and leave us ready and well equipped for their Post 18 choices.
As our Sixth Form grows, our academic and extra- curricular enrichment is following suit with something for everyone. Our Student Council is now fully embedded and the Sixth Form are actively encouraged to take part in leadership opportunities. We provide each and every student with a tailored timetable which matches their needs and supports them in becoming active members of the school and wider community.
Our focus is on outstanding teaching complemented by world class opportunities. Students in the Sixth Form are all encouraged to embrace the Sixth Form Finham Student Charter which encompasses aspects such as community service, mentoring, debating and work experience as well as world class basics relating to attendance, punctuality and attitude to learning. We recognise their commitment to the charter in the references we go on to write for them in preparation for their next steps.
Sixth Form is a time where students evolve into young adults. Each student is nurtured, given advice and guidance on their future options and supported through the Post 18 process whether that be UCAS, an apprenticeship, a gap year or going into the world of work directly. We pride ourselves in our pastoral care, understanding that our students are all individuals and will tailor our provision to ensure each learner achieves their full potential.
Thank you for your interest in our Sixth Form, we look forward to welcoming our new cohort and supporting them to help us shape and develop the culture and ethos of our Sixth Form provision. If at any point you have any questions, or would like to visit the Sixth Form for an informal chat, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ms Green (Assistant Headteacher – Post 16)