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Intake 2023

Dear Parents, Carers and Students

Welcome to the Sixth Form at The de Ferrers Academy!

Since moving to our dedicated Sixth Form campus in September 2018 we have established a truly wonderful learning environment. The students and staff make our Sixth Form a very special place to be. Our students have high expectations of themselves and are encouraged to be the very best they can. We have created a culture of high aspirations whereby students work hard and make the most of all opportunities.

We pride ourselves on preparing students for life after the Sixth Form. Whether students choose university, apprenticeships or employment, students receive ongoing careers guidance to enable them to choose wisely when it comes to their future. Alongside the guidance to make informed decisions we support and encourage students to develop soft skills and secure work experience during their time with us. It is important to us that students not only leave us with great qualifications but they also have had the opportunities to develop their wider skills. 

We want our students to enjoy their time in the Sixth Form; we recognise it can be a very challenging time and students need to be supported emotionally as well as academically. We have a dedicated and experienced Support and Guidance Team who have an open door policy as well as wider support teams who can offer mentoring and counselling provision on the campus. We take student wellbeing very seriously and provide advice and guidance to encourage students to be kind to themselves. 

We have encouraged students to take ownership of Sixth Form life and as a result have created leadership roles for students. We have several student committees representing wellbeing, student voice, societies and social activities. This has developed a real sense of community on the campus where students feel part of something they are proud of.

This summer (2022) we achieved our best ever exam results which also reflected a continuous upward trend in our achievements. This has meant that the vast majority of our students have been able to access their first choice destination. This continued success is down to the commitment and dedication from staff, students and the support from parents and carers. 

We are exceptionally proud of our students and their achievements and invite you to see for yourselves what a fantastic Sixth Form we have.  

 

Mrs A Bickle                          Miss H Roberts

Principal                                Vice Principal - Head of Sixth Form Campus

 

Take a look at what life is like here at our Sixth Form Campus; 

 

  

 

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Come and visit us in Design and Technology at our open evening! Check out the amazing work in Product Design and taste test with the Food and Nutrition course! https://t.co/39x6fQX8Bl
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Welcome to the first edition of our new fortnightly newsletter. We hope to give you a brief insight into current & future events taking place and give you a snapshot of academy life on a more regular basis. https://t.co/z4u9adhtK0
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You can find our current vacancies for teaching and support staff on our website at: https://t.co/hj6lUwFqFF Come and apply to join our amazing team of staff... https://t.co/CWZvafdLj1
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Venez découvrir le français! Ici, on parle, on apprend et on s’amuse. 🇫🇷 https://t.co/TEL4t8WV9i
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Thanks to Mrs Hobson and all the staff and students who supported our So far we have raised £120 👏👏👏 🍰 https://t.co/l5YR74Nvyu
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We are super excited to welcome Year 11s to campus! https://t.co/ef1CoTtDQG
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Today we started our Year 11 assemblies for 2023 entry! Year 11 it was a pleasure! https://t.co/8PbhUdE3GD
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Amazing to host THE actual on Sunday Trent Campus! A brilliant workshop & afternoon for the students of The Stacey Jones Dance Academy & their families! ⭐️🤩 https://t.co/4iVvsNW1L0
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We are exceptionally proud of our Sixth Form! Our dedicated campus is filled with outstanding facilities, awesome staff and fabulous students! Come along on the 11th October and see for yourselves what we have to offer - we are confident you wont be disappointed! https://t.co/1hihwSZCwE
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Amazing evening
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Our pleasure - thank you for coming https://t.co/3PX7XIhl0N
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More highlights from our Open Evening - thank you to everyone that came and all of our staff & students that helped out https://t.co/CWClX5tmTd
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Open Evening in Science https://t.co/QKpz1S6BzF
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Open Evening from a different perspective … https://t.co/PSEtsY3kzA
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Our Open Evening is in full swing - lovely to see so many excited students and parents - a massive ‘thank you’ to our amazing students for showcasing what they do https://t.co/aQVbHM7zzA
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What a wonderful atmosphere- so many smiles - staff & students so proud of their academy & rightfully so - well done everyone! 🎓💚🎓 https://t.co/lilZCpLFZ9
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Our Year 6 Open Evening is fast approaching on Tuesday 20th September from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. You are invited to come and meet our staff and students on Dove campus and see first hand what contributed to our best ever GCSE and A Level results this year. https://t.co/auhkCJqRX9
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It’s with heavy hearts that we hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of The de Ferrers Trust we thank you Ma'am for your devotion & dedication to service. We join the nation in sending the Royal Family our deepest sympathies & condolences at this sad time https://t.co/PmUYGfQNZB
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Welcome back to all our students! https://t.co/Ex39lbxBnt
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Looking forward and excited to seeing our amazing students and welcoming our new Year 7 https://t.co/Ka3NO5sW0L
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