Wessex Learning Trust
Welcome to Sixth Form
The learning community at Nailsea Sixth Form is vibrant, friendly and inclusive. Our first priority is to ensure that all students feel valued, supported, and highly informed about their potential pathways following post 16 education.
We are passionate about creating independent learners and empowering students to embrace our mantra ‘your journey, your future’. Student leadership is at the heart of our Sixth Form, and we encourage every student to engage in ’everyday leadership’ as well as taking on more formal leadership opportunities across the school. We have high expectations of our Sixth Form students, who understand and take responsibility for their status as role models to the younger students within the school.
We place great emphasis on developing the holistic student, seeking to support students in their journey towards becoming well-rounded individuals who positively contribute to our local and the wider community. We understand that grades are paramount to future pathways, however our students will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of valuable experiences outside of the taught curriculum.
Situated less than 10 miles from Bristol, and just over 15 miles from Weston-super-Mare, Nailsea enjoys the benefits of a small town, whilst being on the doorstep of one of the UK’s most prosperous, vibrant and diverse cities, internationally renowned for its links to the Media, Creative and STEM industries.
Nailsea and Backwell railway station is a 15-minute walk from the Sixth Form and has direct links from both Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare. The Sixth Form is also fortunate enough to be on a main bus route that services many of the towns across North Somerset and is situated within 3 minutes’ walk of Nailsea’s Shopping Centre.
Our self-contained Sixth Form area is designed to support the independent learning of our older year groups, with group and individual study areas. We are extremely proud of our students who every year go on to excel in securing places at top universities, taking up prestigious apprenticeships, securing work in a range of sectors and fulfilling ambitions.
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