Sixth Form


At Sir Herbert Leon Academy we are constantly trying to raise standards in our sixth form so that students can reach their full potential. We do strongly believe that students who have missed lessons and need to catch up on work are better off in school where they have easy access to resources and teachers. Therefore, as of Monday 9th March 2020, students will only be able to leave the site during the day if their attendance is at least 90%. Attendance figures will be calculated daily and only include dates from and including Monday 24th February 2020. This will allow a fresh start for students who have struggled with their attendance in the past.

Your support with attendance is much appreciated, please do continue to book appointments outside of school hours and inform the school before 9am if your child is going to be absent for any reason.

We are proud to say that all our Sixth Form students have secured their first choice university places this year. We have seen some exceptional academic performances and we are confident that our learners will go on to achieve further success in higher education and the work place. The guidance and support we offer at Post-16 is personalised to meet the needs of every individual student and our curriculum offers a targeted combination of high performing vocational and academic courses. – Dr Jo Trevenna – Principal

Our Sixth Form at Sir Herbert Leon Academy provides a wide variety of academic and vocational courses to enable its students to achieve their potential. We have experienced, enthusiastic and inspiring teachers which together with caring and knowledgeable support staff create an aspirational learning environment designed to embed an excitement for educational exploration.

We passionately believe that the background of our students should not be a barrier to their attainment, if you join us you will be equipped with the skills and qualifications to confidently move into university, training, higher education or directly into employment in jobs offering genuine career prospects. When you join the Sir Herbert Leon Academy Sixth Form and move into the more challenging world of Level 3 qualifications, our dedicated and talented teachers will work with you to secure a balanced educational experience that will enable you to have genuine choices about your future.

The Sir Herbert Leon Academy has invested in a new Sixth Form centre, which opened in September 2014. It is a dedicated part of the school and includes a fully refurbished Study Area with state-of-the-art computer equipment, wi-fi facilities, a dedicated careers service, to help plan your future, and a café offering excellent value and high quality snacks, meals and drinks.

Many of our students went to the universities of their choice last year, with the remainder moving onto employment with genuine prospects, apprenticeships or other training/higher education.

Sir Herbert Leon Academy believes that your time with us should not just be about achieving the best academic and vocational qualifications (although this is obviously very important) but also ensuring that you find the whole experience with is fulfilling and enjoyable. You will be encouraged to engage in a wide range of enrichment activities. Alongside this, as a role model for younger students, you will help and support younger students in their studies through the Student Contribution Scheme. Your time in Sixth Form will require hard work if you are to succeed, but that does not mean that it should not be fun and rewarding.