Our values

Be kind

Choose Wisely


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

Copy of 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

Copy of 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

Copy of 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

Copy of 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.


Fraser Pritchard

Copy of fraser 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

Copy of 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

Copy of 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

Copy of 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.









Latest news

News / School News
Sixth Form Open Even...
Sixth Form Open Evening 2022
View All News
of 1
View All News Follow Us

Making a Difference

Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
What a great week! Love, friendship and kindness week 2024 💜💚💜 pic.twitter.com/zsKvDXed0H— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () February 9, 2024
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
An awesome power ballads themed open mic session for love, friendship and kindness week 💜💚💜. Thanks to the wonderful Mrs Beardsley for organizing! 🎤 🎶 pic.twitter.com/X7runKYaRS— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () February 9, 2024
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
Love, friendship and kindness week 2024 💜💚💜 pic.twitter.com/2jaJx4S2cS— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () February 9, 2024
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
It’s love, friendship and kindness week on the sixth form campus 💜 We’ve had some heart themed craft on the go, along with our healthy relationships coffee morning with our friends from and 💚 pic.twitter.com/d2bex7CfXt— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () February 7, 2024
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
Thanks to Mike for delivering this week’s enrichment session exploring equality and diversity. It’s always a pleasure to welcome him to the campus! pic.twitter.com/p7ArhDvrPZ— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () January 27, 2024
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
We are super proud of Daisy - our first sixth form student to join the 200 club! Thanks to Rev Mike for presenting her certificate in enrichment! pic.twitter.com/hznxKwW8Zy— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () January 23, 2024
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
It’s been an emotional week saying farewell to the fabulous Miss Sessions. The sixth form will not be the same without her, but we wish her all the best for the future! pic.twitter.com/A3WlFtbvtL— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () December 22, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
Jack and the beanstalk - sneak preview 🤣 pic.twitter.com/otkvgLAyFd— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () December 21, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
It’s sixth form panto eve! Here’s the fabulous team behind this year’s panto production - Jack and the Beanstalk pic.twitter.com/JkuUzYTixB— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () December 21, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
It was a Santa-fest at the sixth form campus today! 🧑‍🎄 pic.twitter.com/08AqsU3a3F— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () December 19, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
It was fabulous to host our whole academy student voice conference today. Lots of great discussions, and a campus action plan drawn up! pic.twitter.com/IDmBRNqqMO— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () December 18, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….🎄🎅 pic.twitter.com/uLwCt5eXzj— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () November 29, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
Super proud of this👇🏼 https://t.co/POt1xONpLP— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () November 29, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
Fabulous open mic session for Children in Need! We love a lunchtime singalong! 🎶 🎤🎵🎼🎸 Thanks to the staff and students who got stuck in! pic.twitter.com/qrskk6r0Co— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () November 17, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
Our taster sessions start this week on our TRENT campus. Click 👇🏼 to bookhttps://t.co/f5NXhqPAxX pic.twitter.com/vdj1UoEoWh— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () November 7, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
Breast cancer awareness day on the SFC 💖 pic.twitter.com/b1GlfUuxdu— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () October 29, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
Another awesome pumpkin carving competition! 🎃 pic.twitter.com/1G99SBLq90— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () October 29, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
This was an amazing effort by students to raise funds for Children of Gaza appeal. So proud of everyone involved 💚💜💚 pic.twitter.com/wiese1NTes— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () October 29, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
Sixth form on tour to for their post-16 evening 👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/xG4AYvHQ6p— The Sixth Form @ de Ferrers () October 19, 2023
Twitter / @deFerrers_6th
Find out about all of our sixth form courses on our website: https://t.co/QTtbVduuGj This year we are offering new courses in Criminology and Children’s Play, Learning and Development pic.twitter.com/Iw8a40P5kd— The de Ferrers Academy () October 17, 2023
of 20