Why choose Meadowhead?

We are very proud of our Sixth Form provision, which is highly regarded throughout Sheffield and across North Derbyshire. Students at Meadowhead enjoy excellent teaching, support and extra-curricular opportunities. Here is a taste of what we offer:

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  • Dedicated, passionate staff who inspire students to achieve high levels of success
  • Students follow rigorous and challenging courses that prepare them for university study and entry into the professions
  • There is a strong emphasis on independent study and research
  • Our staff have over 400 years of experience of teaching A Level.
  • A broad range of twenty-eight subjects to choose from
  • A timetable that is designed around student applications – 100% of applicants in 2017 were able to follow their chosen courses.

Outstanding support for university and employment applications

  • University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam and Emmanuel College, Cambridge are established partners who provide support, advice and opportunities for students aspiring to attend university         
  • Clear pathways and targeted support for students aspiring to be teachers, engineers, doctors, nurses and midwives            
  • Outside speakers from a range of institutions and organisations – including the local MP and local charities and organisations – visit our student briefings to encourage aspiration and provoke debate
  • A high-quality tutor time programme supports applications right from the start of Y12
  • In-school impartial careers advice service – all students meet with our advisor regularly  
  • Post 18 options evening in June of Y12 features speakers from universities and employers
  • All Y13 students participate in mock business interviews with local employers and receive feedback on their CVs

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  • Experienced friendly tutors and Sixth Form support team              
  • Specialised advice and guidance – students arranged in forms by subject choice to ensure targeted advice
  • Access to more personalised support from other school professionals or external agencies as required    
  • Regular parental email contact and access to our online parental portal keeping parents up-to-date with key information       
  • A range of face-to-face family events including parents’ evenings, Progress Day, Sixth Form welcome evening and Post 18 Options Evening      
  • Weekly after-school Academic Support sessions staffed by members of the Sixth Form team
  • Tutor time programme that covers broad range of key skills for study and for life               
  • Individual exam mentor programme that provides personal support for every student during the Y13 summer exam period

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  • All students complete at least one hour of enrichment each week             
  • A large network of businesses and organisations (through our Meadowhead Community Learning Trust) that provide unique enrichment placements in a wide range of fields                
  • Bespoke in-school enrichment programme including cultural studies, performing arts, Core Maths, Extended Project Qualification, sport and fitness, art, and science and engineering
  • Elected roles of President and Vice Presidents   
  • Wide-ranging  extra-curricular activities available including football team, sport, drama productions, book club and music and singing lessons   

Student Testimonies

  • Teachers are very involved and invested in pupils and their learning
  • The level of teaching is excellent…teachers have wide breadth of knowledge and are able to teach far beyond the specification
  • Teachers are constantly encouraging students
  • The teaching staff were a strong point of the Sixth Form
  • The lessons and teaching were very positive and I enjoyed classes a lot
  • The new building is the perfect learning environment for the two years of A-Level studies
  • Newly built Sixth Form Centre allowed for a more grown up learning environment than lower school
  • The building gives us space to talk to the other year group and make friends
  • I get along with my teachers well and knew there were people I could trust if I needed a chat…I liked coming to school because of the friendly environment
  • it was positive to have the support around me to help me at the start of my journey
  • The Sixth Form prepared me well for university with talks and assemblies from university students
  • The Support we received when applying to university was good
  •  I appreciated the support with careers and subjects