Library for the Sixth Form

6th Formers need a place for independent study, and the resources to support this. 

In acknowledgement of their increased information need, the Library makes the following differentiated provision:

  • Increased borrowing allowance of up to 6 items at any one time.
  • Independent study spaces available during free periods, before and after school.
  • A bank of laptops available to borrow on short loan for use in the library during the school day.
  • Laptops available to borrow and take home on medium and long term basis.
  • Subscription to specialist online information resources. For more recommendations of suitable online information, see the Resources page.
  • Advanced level book resources made available and limited to 6th Form borrowing only
  • Eating and drinking (within reason) allowed for 6th Formers during free periods, provided litter is cleared away.
  • Study skills sessions run by the Librarian for Year 12 students, and user guides e.g. on Referencing and Bibliographies provided.
  • A wide range of University prospectuses and careers information materials available for consultation.

Resource Requests

If a 6th Form student requires a resource that the library doesn't have in stock, they are entitled to request its purchase. If this is not possible, the librarian will help and advise on where and how the information can be accessed.

The strengthening of care and support has had a positive impact on most pupils. It was clearly visible when inspectors met pupils during the inspection. They demonstrated confidence as learners, and typically enjoyed positive interactions with one another and adults.

Ofsted 2018

Students benefit from an education which enables them to move on to further success when they leave.

Ofsted 2018

Students make good progress because of the typically strong standard of teaching.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders have reviewed the curriculum, so that the courses offered match pupils’ needs and interests and prepare them for their next steps in education or employment effectively.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders have taken positive steps to widen pupils’ participation in the range of cultural, creative and sporting activities that take place beyond lessons, including for the significant proportion of pupils who do not live locally.

Ofsted 2018