Welcome to Sackville sixth form. We are a large and successful sixth form, serving our local community of 16-19 year olds in East Grinstead. We are proud of our established and consistent track record of results, well above the national average – this is a trend we always seek to maintain and better.
The majority of our current year 11 students opt to stay at Sackville for their sixth form education. However, we warmly welcome and value a significant number of students from other schools or educational backgrounds.
We offer a wide depth and breadth of subjects at level 3, spanning both the traditional A level and vocational routes. Students are free to combine vocational and traditional routes – we pride ourselves in giving high quality subject choice advice to students. Additionally, we offer a one year designated level 2 course for those seeking to gain English and Maths GCSE qualifications. This course comes with a small range of other vocational subjects at level 2 – currently Travel and Tourism and Child Development. Our clear message to our students is that we will always seek to accommodate student needs and set realistic targets for their programme of study and future aspirations. Our student outcomes are impressive; most of our students go on to follow a university route, with students regularly gaining places at Russell Group universities, including Oxbridge. We run regular futures events and sessions, covering degrees, degree apprenticeships and apprenticeship routes. We have a dedicated Futures Leader and UCAS coordinator.
The wellbeing of the student is at the heart of our sixth form. An important part of our sixth form offer is the structured and wide ranging SMSC personal development programme, appropriate for students entering young adulthood. We have a thriving LIFE programme – a bespoke and unique KS5 SMSC programme for our sixth form students. We encourage sixth form students to lead by example and serve both their own school community and the local community. Students have many opportunities to take leadership roles and participate in a range of voluntary roles, whether at local schools, charitable enterprises and organised events through school.
Our commitment to mental wellbeing runs across every aspect of our sixth form life. We place a very high value on the mental wellbeing of our students to ensure that they can perform to their best level, as well as enjoy sixth form life. Our sixth form team includes a dedicated pastoral support manager, staff trained in mental wellbeing and students who have undertaken mental health first aid training.
I look forward to meeting you and getting to know families and students in your time in our sixth form.
Mrs Helen Valentine
Assistant Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form
Tel: 01342 410 140