“The Sixth Form is outstanding and students make very strong progress. Leaders here are relentless in their promotion of academic excellence.”
Ofsted January 2018
At St. Paul’s, our ethos of hard work and strong sense of community allows all students who come here to achieve their full potential. Small classroom sizes (our average class size is less than 10 students) and a close relationship between students and their teachers mean that every student has the support they need to succeed in their studies and this has been reflected in our results.
We are tremendously proud of our continued success at Post 16 here at St. Paul’s. Three out of the last four years our A level achievement has been rated as ‘significantly above National Average’. As stated earlier, we have developed an ethos of hard work and achievement amongst our students. This is coupled with a highly skilled teaching staff. On top of this students receive outstanding support in completing their University application forms. This leads to all students year on year successfully gaining places at University.
To complement their academic commitments, our Sixth Form students take part in a wide range of enrichment programmes which include volunteering as mentors and teaching assistants in primary schools across Leicester, following a First Aid course and taking part in the Young Enterprise scheme which includes students setting up their own businesses. In addition to this, Sixth Form students at St. Paul’s are encouraged to take a position of responsibility in the wider school community, whether through working with the chaplaincy team or by becoming prefects and running for Head Boy and Head Girl.
The Sixth Form community is engaged in a host of charitable endeavours and in the past has supported LOROS and the Royal British Legion. As well as this, the St. Paul’s community has a well-established link with several schools in the Kumasi and Obuasi dioceses of Ghana. Every two years, a team of Sixth Form volunteers works to raise funds for and ultimately visit these schools.
In January 2018, our Sixth Form was rated as ‘Outstanding’. Below are some extracts from the Ofsted report that illustrate our ongoing success:
“ Staff know and care about their students as individuals. Teachers plan effectively for their needs as learners. This enables students to make excellent, sustained progress. Students are ambitious and want to do well”.
“Students are set challenging targets, and progress against these is regularly measured. They said that the constant feedback given helps them improve their work. Students who are falling behind are swiftly given effective support to make better progress”.
“Students receive high-quality careers guidance about university applications and apprenticeships. This enables them to make carefully considered decisions about their futures. The proportion of students who move to further and higher education is above the national averages, with all those applying gaining a place”.
If you are interested in becoming part of our hugely successful Sixth Form please follow the links to our on-line application.
Mr N Cockcroft
Head of Sixth Form