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Sixth form - mainstream schools and centres for all ages

On completing statutory education at year 11 a young person has the opportunity to decide where they wish to continue in learning or training. All schools should provide impartial careers guidance which will help young people to decide which post 16 option is suitable for them, one of the options may be to continue learning in a mainstream school sixth form. This may be at a school the young person already attends or another school.

See our directory below to view all services in our mainstream schools and sixth form centres category

Who can attend?

Young people aged 16 – 18 years.

Are there any costs?

Courses for 16-18 year olds are free.

You will need to consider the costs of travelling to the education provider.

How do I apply to attend?

Contact the school directly, information will be available on their website.

The school will advise young people on which courses would be best suited to them, provide information on entry requirements for courses and of their enrolment process.

What happens next?

All 16 to 19 year old students are expected to take a study programme which reflects their prior attainment, education and career goals.

Study programmes should stretch and challenge students, prepare them for adulthood, and support their progression into work or further study. Programme content and structure will vary from one student to another. 

Study programmes should include a substantial qualification wherever suitable and always include English and maths at an appropriate level where a GCSE grade 4 or above has not been achieved.

Work experience is an integral part of a study programme for all students. For students, work experience brings many benefits - learning and practising skills related to their areas of interest; developing general employability skills; the positive character and attitudes that employer’s value so highly and informing choices about future employment.

How do I find out more?

For more information on high schools within Staffordshire visit our school search.


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