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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

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.

Comprehensive academic and pastoral support

  • 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, Sixth Form welcome evening and Progression Evening
  • Weekly after-school Academic Support sessions staffed by members of the Sixth Form team
  • Tutor time programme that covers a 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


Unique, and personalised Meadowhead enrichment programme

  • All students complete a range of enrichment activities in Y12 to ensure they build up a portfolio of experience for applications by the start of Y13.
  • This programme includes work experience, university visits, independent reading and research, volunteering and the development of a hobby or skill.
  • A large network of businesses and organisations (through our Meadowhead Community Learning Trust) that provide unique work placements in a wide range of fields
  • Elected roles of President and Vice Presidents
  • Wide-ranging extra-curricular activities available including football team, sport, drama productions, music and singing lessons, and opportunities to mentor and support younger students
  • A variety of trips, including to Iceland, CERN in Geneva, Washington and Morocco


Ethics Curriculum

  • Specialised ethics curriculum designed and taught by subject specialists each week
  • Coverage of a variety of important and relevant issues to our students, including mental health and wellbeing, life skills, social action, consent, body image and self-esteem
  • Responsive to the ideas and views of our Student Voice


Experienced A Level teachers and excellent range of subjects

  • 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 professional life
  • There is a strong emphasis on independent study and research
  • Experienced A Level teachers
  • A broad range of over twenty subjects to choose from
  • A timetable that is designed around student applications

Record-breaking results in 2022

  • Our record-breaking exam results for the 2022 cohort demonstrate that Meadowhead is amongst the very best Sixth Forms in Sheffield
  • Students can be confident that they will achieve to the best of their ability at a sixth form with a track record of success

Outstanding support for university, apprenticeship 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
  • Bespoke programme of support for students applying to Oxbridge, Medicine/Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Law
  • Explicit and targeted support for all post-18 pathways with a focus on students’ destinations as well as their grades
  • All students complete a week of work experience in Year 12 to develop skills and enhance applications
  • Outside speakers from a range of institutions and organisations – including the local MP and local charities and organisations – who visit our student briefings to encourage aspiration and encourage debate
  • A high-quality tutor time programme which supports applications and helps students to develop a more independent, resilient mindset
  • In-school impartial careers advice service – all students meet with our advisor regularly
  • Next steps evening in June of Y12 features guests from universities and employers
  • All Y13 students participate in mock business interviews with local employers and receive feedback on their CV


Ofsted 2022

  • Sixth-form students are positive role models for younger pupils. Students who attend the sixth form are taking up places at university in increasing numbers. There is a well-planned programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance on offer.
  • Teaching in the sixth form is highly effective. Teachers use a variety of approaches to encourage students to think deeply, to make connections and to support their views and ideas. 
  • Sixth-form students are wonderful ambassadors for the school. They willingly support younger pupils and have led the school’s ‘never okay’ strategy that promotes safer relationships awareness.
  • Students in the sixth form benefit from expert support that helps them to make decisions about their next steps.

    OFSTED 2022 

Student Testimonies

"Teaching in the subjects I studied was consistently excellent and has inspired me to pursue the subjects at university."

"I am very pleased that student voice is important in sixth form. By allowing us to have our say I have seen the vast improvements already made and look forward to hearing about future change."

"The sixth form team were easily accessible to talk to and helped me in ways they don’t know. Teachers leading activism groups like the Never Okay project were great, they really care and that’s great to see in our school."

"The Meadowhead sixth form community is brilliant. From the sixth form team who are always available to answer questions and listen to ideas, to
the friendly students and excellent teachers. I will genuinely miss coming to school each day."

We are pleased to bring you this video of our Sixth Form, with thanks to Hydra Creative for creating it for us.

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