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Form Time in the Sixth Form

Normally, all Sixth Form students are expected to attend form for 20 minutes before lunch every day. Due to the measures that have had to be put in place to manage the COVID situation, this hasn't been possible and there has been no form period in the Sixth Form so far this term. 

Year 12:

We would like to reintroduce 2 sessions of form a week for Year 12. All Year 12 students are expected to attend afternoon form at 2:50pm - 3:25pm on Tuesday AND Thursday EVERY week starting on Tuesday 29th September. This slot of time includes moving time i.e. time for students to get to their form room in the Sixth Form and time to leave the site via the canteen.

The time in form will allow tutors to carry out important welfare and transition checks which the Sixth Form team feels are very much needed. It will give us an opportunity to discuss any concerns with students and develop positive relationships as form groups; something which we believe is integral to our Sixth Form.

Year 13:

Year 13 are asked to continue to attend their personalised one-to-one coaching appointments with their form tutor.

This arrangement will be reviewed at half term but if there are any concerns, students are asked to speak to their form tutor in the first instance.

Many thanks,

Mrs J Burrough
Head of Sixth Form

Sixth Form Update 24th August

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of our newly enrolled Year 12 students into the Sixth Form whilst welcoming back our Year 13s.

Please be ready to enter the Academy building at 9:00am via the school canteen on:
Thursday 3rd of September - Year 13 only 
Friday 4th September - Year 12 only 
You can find a detailed document with all of our plans for our return next week here. It contains a lot of important information so please read it carefully. If we need to inform you of any late changes before the start of term we will share them here so please keep checking the website.
On the day that they are in, please can both year groups ensure they wear suitable clothes and footwear i.e. trainers to allow them to potentially take part in physical activities involving elements of movement.
Please can Year 13 also ensure they bring an electronic device that they can use to access the internet i.e. a laptop or chromebook. We will be using some of our time to begin your UCAS application.
Please can I ask all Year 12 students and their parents/ guardians to read the information provided in the Sixth Form information handbook. A copy of this can be found here for any students that were unable to attend and collect a paper copy at enrolment. 
See you all next week,
Mrs Burrough and the Sixth Form Team

Sixth Form Enrolment

Enrolment into St Mary's Sixth Form will take place on GCSE Results Day.

The entry requirement into our Sixth Form is 5 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including English and Maths. There is no requirement for students to be of Catholic denomination to join our Sixth Form or to have completed our online application form.

St Mary's students will receive enrolment information in their GCSE results pack. They will then have the opportunity to discuss subject choices with a member of staff in their allocated appointment.

External students are warmly invited to enrol between 1pm - 3pm entering St Mary's via the Sports Hall. Please bring a copy of your GCSE results and a form of photographic ID i.e. passport. A member of St Mary's Sixth Form team will greet students and take them through the enrolment process.

In order to limit the number of people in the Sports Hall at any one time, all students will be allowed one other person to accompany them into the building and we ask that family members do not congregate outside the Sports Hall. There will be hand washing stations on entry and exit points and 2 metre social distancing must be observed at all times.

In light of the COVID situation, we have redesigned our induction programme for delivery to start in September during appropriate slots in the timetable and calendar.

If you have any questions about Sixth Form enrolment, please email Mrs Burrough (Head of Sixth Form) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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