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Barclay Academy

Barclay Academy

Sixth Form

Barclay Academy Sixth Form is an academic sixth form with the highest aspirations for its students.

The vast majority of our sixth form teachers went to Russell Group universities and Oxbridge, and as such are perfectly placed to support our students to move onto the very best higher educational institutions.

Our enrichment offer ensures that students get used to university-style seminars, pursue work experience, and explore wider cultural opportunities.

Through this, we seek to develop intellectual, socially minded individuals who can be the leaders of tomorrow.

Pastoral care

At Barclay Academy, we are proud of the high standards of pastoral care that our sixth form students receive to help them triumph at A-level. We know the pressures that come with studying at A-level and make every effort to ensure students can enjoy their studies with the necessary emotional support in place.

All students have a tutor who knows them as an individual, providing highly personalised support. We encourage our students to look after their mental health with all provided access to our school councillor and given consistent support on how to manage their workload and wellbeing.

Sixth form life

Students have strong relationships with sixth form leaders, including form tutors, a dedicated Head of Year and sixth form administrator. Through this, they are supported to make the most of every day. Students have their own dedicated study centre and common room with roof terrace, and we take pride in supporting students to become driven and disciplined in their use of independent study time. Our student leadership team takes on substantive leadership roles within the school at large, championing student voice through chairing the school council, supporting clubs and extracurricular activities, and liaising regularly with school leaders to ensure the very best experience for all.