Our Sixth Formers are young adults and we treat them as such

The Sixth Form provision at Ockbrook School creates a solid foundation for both academic and personal development. The students take greater responsibility for their own learning, develop their organisational skills and have a greater input into running activities and events both in and out of School. The Sixth Form students flourish and develop within an ethos of high expectations, encouragement, support and commitment. They are able to work with staff, who take the time to get to know them and take responsibility for their academic and pastoral needs.

We offer a broad and integrated enrichment programme which helps to develop the life skills which are recognised as crucial in today’s fast changing world. The programme includes, for example, Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education, Sport, Higher Education Guidance and Mock Interviews. The programme is designed to motivate, guide and stimulate and there are additional opportunities to participate in overseas expeditions, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and Community Service.

Leavers’ Destinations

The majority of our students go on to study at University, many of whom gain a place at one of the Russell Group universities but all progress to a well chosen institute that fits their own individual needs and aspirations.

Throughout the different key stages of the school there is strong emphasis on practical careers advice and in particular, in the Upper School, the university application process. Planning and researching begin early, and a well-timed schedule of information evenings, careers fairs and higher education events thoroughly prepares our students for their future career choices.