Joining the Sixth Form
Students who have attended All Saints Academy in Year 11 can join the Sixth Form provided that they are recommended by their Head of Year. Students from other schools and colleges are also welcome and will need a good reference from their previous school.
Students should arrive at the Academy by 8.25am to ensure they attend registration on time. They are expected to attend the Academy on every teaching day and achieve attendance levels of 96% or above. Low attendance jeopardises a position in the Academy and negatively affects levels of attainment and progress that can be made. We will endeavour to support students to improve their attendance in all cases. If attendance has been found to affect attainment levels, students will be asked to attend intervention sessions after school to receive individualised support.
If students have a planned absence, e.g. medical appointment, they must complete a leave of absence form and submit to the relevant members of staff who will note their absence. Students should arrange appointments outside of school hours so their attendance is not affected. If an emergency appointment is booked, students should complete their leave of absence on their return so registers can be updated correctly. For any planned absence we ask for evidence to be provided.
If students are unwell or unable to attend the Academy for personal reasons, we ask that a parent or carer calls to inform the attendance officer, who will mark them absent on the registers. Is it important that all absences are reported promptly for health and safety reasons.
All students in the Academy are rewarded for good punctuality, attendance and attitude to learning and this is the same with our Sixth Form students. Example rewards include trips, vouchers and confectionary items to congratulate them on their hard work.
Students in the Sixth Form are involved in a range of enrichment sessions on a weekly basis. Examples include talks by Student Finance England, the University of Northampton and Impact Bedford. Students are involved in the whole school enrichment days and are given opportunities to attend trips for their subjects to enhance their knowledge. We ask our Sixth Form students to give back to the Academy community through internal work placements; these continue to be a success and provide great experience to students to use on their CV or UCAS applications.