Welcome from the Head of School - Liz Wood

We are exceptionally proud of our Sixth Form provision which we truly believe offers something for everyone.

At Sprowston, we see students as individuals with different skills, talents and interests. It is important to us that we build a curriculum model that recognises this and offers bespoke routes for everyone. At the same time, we believe passionately that we need to prepare students for the competitive world of work. Whilst academic outcomes are important and central to what we do, we also believe that students need to have opportunities to develop personally, developing skills of independence, resilience and confidence. For this reason our programme of enrichment and careers guidance is integral to our approach.

Our Sixth Form provision is underpinned by strong teaching and learning. Our specialist teachers are experts in their areas and able to develop very effective and purposeful relationships with the students that they teach. Teachers have high expectations of learners and will support them to become confident and skilled in their chosen area of study.

We recognise that the transition to Sixth Form life can be challenging as course demands increase and there is more onus on independent skills. For this reason, we are committed to high level, personalised pastoral care which will range from a personal tutor to specialist mental health support where this is required. Our 6th Form Leads are supported by a Pastoral Lead, which is a non-teaching post which allows flexibility to meet the needs of students as they arise.

We want our Sixth Form to be at the heart of our school. My vision is that Sixth Formers are seen as role models to younger students and are key in leading change in school. We are a school with a heart, and we have a commitment to supporting charity events and the wider community. I believe that our Sixth Form can make a huge contribution in this area, changing lives whilst also demonstrating the skills and talents that will increase their self-confidence, inter-personal skills and employability.

This is a really exciting time to become a Sixth Former at Sprowston, and we very much hope you take this journey with us.