Welcome from the Headteacher


Welcome to our Sixth Form. We are now one of the biggest post 16 providers in the city and we are very proud of our provision. Students who study with us make outstanding progress and results at Post 16 are consistently good.  We are able to offer a wide range of courses taught by excellent staff.  Ofsted in 2013 judged that we were outstanding in every category and Sidney Stringer is one of the top schools in the country for student progress.  Students in our Sixth Form have excellent pastoral support, opportunities for numerous extra- curricular activities, as well as high quality career guidance in preparation for life after Post 16. We also offer exciting opportunities for student leadership with Prefect and Head Boy/ Girl roles. We are one of the leaders in using technology to support your learning with opportunities to purchase iPads at a reduced cost. In September 2018 we will opening our new 16+ Centre, which will be built over the visitors’ car-park. It will contain 2 classrooms for exclusive 16+ lessons, state of the art IT, a common area for working, socialising and assemblies plus its own catering facilities. We hope that you will consider joining our Sixth Form, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the Sidney Stringer Academy success story.


Welcome from the Assistant Principal Post 16 and Assistant Head of Post 16


 “As KS4 begins to draw to end, you must now consider the next stage of your education and what will best suit you and your learning. Should you choose to study in 16+ at Sidney Stringer Academy, you will receive a warm welcome from a team of teachers, tutors and support staff committed to ensuring that procedures are in place for you to achieve to your full potential. Outside of lessons, our aim is to equip you with transferable skills which will put you in the best position to move onto the next stage of your life. We do this by encouraging you to participate in activities such as university Master Classes, work experience placements, volunteering, The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, residential experiences, university Summer Schools and much more. If you are waiting for your potential to be unlocked and developed, then you should look no further than our wonderful Academy! 


Good luck in your forthcoming exams and remember that your future lies firmly in the palm of your hand; make sure you make decisions which lead to success and not to disappointment”. 


The Post-16 Experience at Sidney Stringer


 We offer:

= Opportunities for personal development through positions of trust and responsibility

= Leadership opportunities through the Prefect system as well as Head Boy and Head Girl

= A wide range of courses and qualifications taught by experienced and well-qualified staff – this is increasing each year.


Support and Enrichment


We also offer:

= A brand new 16+ Centre with state of the art IT facilities

=Outstanding teaching

= A thorough induction and transition programme for all new students

= A strong enrichment programme with activities throughout the year to help develop the skills you need as a young adult

= Small teaching groups and one-to-one support from tutors

= Rigorous tracking and monitoring to support results

= An experienced team to help with Higher Education and career choices

= Careers staff with well-established links to local universities

= A locker for each student

= An All Day Café open for use throughout the day as well as catering facilities in the new 16+ Centre

= A Business and Enterprise lounge

= A large number of computers for use in study time

= Work experience opportunities to enhance UCAS applications


Excellent results


We have:

= A high take up of university places, including the top universities

= Science and Maths A level results better than Eton!

= High progress measures in all subjects


Personal tutors


All 16+ students have a personal tutor who they meet with regularly for mentoring sessions and group tutorials.  16+ tutors are there to help 16+ students to plan individual course programmes, to support them through their courses, to monitor their progress and to encourage independent study habits. 


Typical Timetable