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The de Ferrers Academy Sixth Form is a thriving and exciting environment in which to study. Students here are able to study in a friendly and supportive environment where we have the highest expectations for all of our students.

Head Team: 2023-2024

Grace Spendlove

I am Grace and I am the Head Girl! I have been at the Academy since Year 7 and I am now studying PE, Sociology and Psychology. I hope to study law at university with the aim of becoming a lawyer. I am an active volunteer for Burton HOPE, along with being a young person’s ambassador for SARAC. I have represented the academy sports teams countless times, but in my spare time I particularly enjoy playing hockey. My involvement here at de Ferrers has been extremely rewarding, especially leading the law society. I am looking forward to the year ahead and cannot wait to work with the rest of the head team and the student voice representatives to continue to make positive changes to our academy.


Nathan Pocock

I am Nathan and I am the Head Boy! I am studying Theatre Studies, Media and Geography at Sixth Form and am hoping to study a BA in Acting or Contemporary Performance to pursue a career in the theatre industry. I cannot wait to begin, overseeing all three campuses, working with our Deputy Head Students to maximise the capability of our amazing Student Voice! In my free time, I work within a professional theatre company to produce high-quality productions in the area. My time over the past year at the Sixth Form has been a blast! I’m sure, with the Head Team’s support, this year will be the best ever!


Aleena Zaki

My name is Aleena and I am a Deputy Head Student; I’ve been at the academy since Year 7 and I now study Biology, Chemistry and Maths, hoping to pursue a career in medicine. I have learnt a lot from co-leading the MedSoc on the Sixth Form campus and hope to continue with this for the rest of the year. When I can, I volunteer at the COVID-19 Vaccination Centre at Pirelli and I really like rock climbing and cycling too! I’m an approachable person so if you ever need anything feel free to come speak to me.


Ben Harper

I’m Ben and I am a Deputy Head Student. I am studying A Levels in Maths, Physics, and Economics and I hope to pursue a career as an airline pilot after Sixth Form. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the piano, as well as guitar, and I often contribute to events throughout the year at the academy by performing on the piano. I have also been in the Royal Air Force Air Cadets for five years and flew solo for the first-time last summer - before I learned to drive a car! I am keen to make the academy the best place to be so if you have any concerns or questions, feel free to speak to me.


Frazer Pritchard

My name is Fraser and I am Deputy Head Student for the Trent campus. I am delighted to have been elected to fulfil this role. For my GCSEs I picked Economics and Computer Science which has become my favourite subject. Outside of the academy I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I look forward to representing our campus and addressing any issues you have during your time here! If you have any concerns feel free to speak to myself and the head team will try to resolve it.


Hannah Edwards

I’m Hannah and I am a Deputy Head Student for Trent Campus! My favourite subjects are English and Maths and outside of school I enjoy going for long walks with my dog and spending time with friends. I love listening to music and my favourite artist is Taylor Swift. I also hope to go on to attend the Sixth Form Campus after my GCSEs. I’m so excited to be a part of the Head Team this year and to make a difference around the academy. Feel free to speak to me anytime if you have any issues!


Maryam Qureshi

My name is Maryam! My favourite subjects are: Art, English and PE. Some of my interests are travelling, exploring new things and spending time with family and friends. I am a Deputy Head Student (Dove campus). If any issues occur on the campus you are free to talk to me and I'll be happy to help with any problems. When meetings are held we have a group discussion with the rest of the Head Team to find a way to solve any issues around the campus. We hope to have a positive impact on the academy making school a happy and safe environment for all students because everyone should enjoy going to school. 


Sophie Guy

My name is Sophie and I am the Deputy Head Student for Dove Campus. My favourite subjects are Art, PE and Design Tech. I love sports and being creative, I also like English, History and Maths. My interests are cycling and Art / DT projects. I am part of the Art Club and enjoy going with my friends and working on the projects. My accomplishments are winning the Attitude to Learning award, getting Principal’s award and Deputy Head Student for Dove. The reason why I wanted to be Deputy Head Student is that I wanted to make de Ferrers a better place where people can feel safe and happy.









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It was great to welcome back Maria to the sixth form campus. Years 11 -13 from thoroughly enjoyed finding out more about studying, and applying to Oxbridge pic.twitter.com/dM9cciPDGx— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () September 30, 2023
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Today was the first Student Head Team meeting of the new year - just look how excited Nathan was! 💚💜💚 pic.twitter.com/pDV7M3mewl— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () September 22, 2023
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Our Sixth Form tour continues with more launch assemblies. We started the day on Trent Campus with 400+ of our own Year 11 students and ending the day what a day! pic.twitter.com/9uD7LjaDWv— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () September 19, 2023
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Always lovely to welcome Leon our local PCSO to the campus. Today he was promoting personal safety as part of week of action to highlight violence, abuse and intimidation against women and girls pic.twitter.com/SZhH7P9hPj— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () September 18, 2023
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Year 12 have barely got over their new shoe blisters and we’re already looking for our ! Today the sixth form tour bus took us to to talk to Year 11 about what we have to offer. It was lovely to see our Head Boy being welcomed back with open arms! 💜💚 pic.twitter.com/Y7VHqO3ehR— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () September 18, 2023
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These guys have just arrived back from Trent campus after a busy morning: meeting with , a catch up with , Trent campus line-up, then making plans for our Year 6 open evening! What a morning! pic.twitter.com/uQ5IAcAvg5— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () September 15, 2023
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Special congratulations to Amelia who is off to Oxford University to study History and Politics! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/FSdZ9T2T9M— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () August 17, 2023
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Congratulations to our Year 13 students who received their results today! We are super proud of you all! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/gw02w0VmUV— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () August 17, 2023
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Wishing our Year 13 the best of luck for tomorrow! We have everything crossed for you!🤞 pic.twitter.com/JaqdHEtLKe— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () August 16, 2023
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We’re just one big happy family! 💜 pic.twitter.com/MExL7VEXH3— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () August 10, 2023
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Who wouldn’t love their sixth form experience when Chemistry yoga is involved?! 🧘‍♀️ 💚 🙏💜 pic.twitter.com/oCIxnbVIr4— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () July 22, 2023
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Lunchtime singsong 🎤🎵🎶 pic.twitter.com/p2BflXD9KR— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () July 21, 2023
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Our new welly wanging record stands at ‘a long way’ pic.twitter.com/O9UlKsfcgI— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () July 21, 2023
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Official warm-up! pic.twitter.com/y0t9xyexbQ— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () July 21, 2023
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Thanks to Danny from the Street Whyze Project for his knife crime awareness presentation to help keep our students safe over the summer and beyond. pic.twitter.com/pYwBzv09LP— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () July 19, 2023
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Year 12 History visit to pic.twitter.com/4Q0TRMbWmq— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () July 13, 2023
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It’s prom day!!!! Looking forward to seeing Year 13 all glammed up for their final fling! pic.twitter.com/i1gWfCsPft— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () July 8, 2023
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