The Wren Sixth Form will be based upon the belief that all of our students can succeed and that, in partnership, students and the school can help all young people reach their full potential. We recognise that academic achievement is the most fundamental aspect of any successful Sixth Form and so we will place great emphasis on the quality of post 16 lessons and in supporting students with their private study. We will have two dedicated Sixth Form Learning Mentors whose role is to support students in their studies.
We also recognise the importance of the wider learning environment. Sixth Form students at Wren Academy will be provided with a high quality Library and plenty of study facilities. An atmosphere of self-reliance, curiosity and hard work is encouraged. In the Sixth Form we aim to achieve a pre-university atmosphere. Students will be supported in thinking about and planning for their futures beyond school, with comprehensive university applications and careers support programmes.
It is also important to develop young people’s wider skills and personality during their time in the Sixth Form. All students will be given the opportunity to engage in sports and exercise and to carry out work in the local community.
The emphasis on good behaviour, responsibility and mutual support between students found lower down the Academy is continued into the Sixth Form. Sixth Form students will be encouraged to work with and support younger students in tutorials and sometimes in their lessons. There will be a Sixth Form Committee which will organise charitable events and provide leadership to students throughout the Academy. We will also have Head Students to provide exemplary role models within the Academy, as well as representing Wren at parents’ consultation evenings and external functions.
We recognise the importance of high expectations in the Sixth Form and expect even better standards than we have elsewhere in the school. Sixth Form students will be expected to set an example in their behaviour, manners and through the Sixth Form dress code which will require students to dress in smart business clothes. We believe these expectations will make sure that our Sixth Form students set the best example to younger students so that they learn to conduct themselves in a manner becoming to successful and courteous young adults.