Applications for September 2022

Thank you for expressing an interest in The Garibaldi School Sixth Form. We are judged by Ofsted as a ‘good’ school in all areas.

We encourage you to be proud of yourselves, the school and your community. We have high expectations of you and will continue to promote a culture of success. Everyone can succeed.

We have developed a Sixth Form provision that is both supportive and challenging. We recognise how competitive the workplace is and we understand the skills and characteristics that young people need to compete in a global market.

The Sixth Form is set up to enable you to develop these skills. We have a proven track record of raising aspirations which will help you to achieve your goals.

At The Garibaldi School Sixth Form you will be taught by experienced and successful teachers. You will study in an environment you are comfortable in, by teachers who you are familiar with. Entering the sixth form is part of your school journey and you will receive the same support and guidance you have become accustomed to.

However, we also recognise that as young adults, you are ready to develop more independence and take on more responsibility. We will help you to take ownership of your learning and we prepare you for a successful adult life. Work experience and undertaking work related opportunities within school, forms an integral part of Sixth Form life.

I look forward to working with you over your Sixth Form years.

James Aldred
Head of School

It is my pleasure to be able to welcome you to The Garibaldi School Sixth Form Portal and hope that you find all the information you require here to make an informed decision regarding your next steps.

I am passionate about the Sixth Form being an amazing part of the school and somewhere underpinned by a culture of success and The Sixth Form team are committed to providing an excellent post-16 experience where inspirational teaching offers students the knowledge, skills and experiences that fully prepare them for their successful adult life. We offer students the opportunities to be taught by teachers who are experienced and experts in their subject areas and we encourage students to be the very best they can and support them to develop the character traits we believe are essential to be successful.

The Garibaldi School Sixth Form is a popular choice for our Year 11 students and remains committed to providing a supportive learning community based on the school principles of ‘Pride, Respect and Achieve’. We have high expectations of our students and promote an independent learning culture so as students take ownership of their learning while still offering a level of support that is required. Maximising students’ development and achievement is central to our success and it is our aim that students leave us with a passion for life-long learning and as well-rounded adults, who are economically self-sufficient and ready and able to make a positive and lasting contribution on both the local and global communities in which they live.

We are more than just a place to study and through our Personal Development Programme we provide guidance and support sessions to support our students make the best start possible choices as they move through the sixth form and also into post-18 provision including access to Russell Group universities and higher level apprenticeships. Our extensive personal development also ensures students develop the confidence of character and the wider skills and competencies to make an effective transition to post-18 study including extensive support with applying for University Summer Schools and a personalised UCAS process.

Ultimately, students are provided with the opportunity to experience a sixth form setting that is warm, caring and inclusive and focused on providing the very best teaching and learning alongside an enrichment programme that is unique and varied. I am proud of the extraordinary care that we provide to students and the support that we can offer.

I hope from reading the prospectus and watching the subject videos that you feel that The Garibaldi School Sixth Form is the right place for your next steps towards an amazing future.

I look forward to working with you in  the future

Mr B West
Director of Sixth Form

Our website is full of useful information for parents and pupils. Here are a few links to some of the most important for new Year 12s.

Click the image below to view our Sixth Form Prospectus:

Please use the link below to submit a question for our Virtual Open Evening. We'll try to answer as many questions as possible.

Submit a Question

These forms are used to collect information regarding your application to The Garibaldi School Sixth Form and will only be used for this purpose. We need the information collected here to enable us to manage this process effectively. The information is for internal use only and will be stored on our internal servers. This information will be kept in line with our data retention policy.

We will only use your contact details to share information with you that is relevant to this process.

If you have any concerns please contact us before you proceed.

Our full privacy notice is available to download here.

Note that if you are unable to complete this form in one sitting please click the 'Save Form' button at any time. This will save all the information you have already entered and send you a unique code via e-mail to be able to access it at a later date. Your form will be saved for 7 days.

Student's Details

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Student's Home Information
Parental Information
Additional Emergency Contact

Please provide details of an additional contact for use in emergency situations where the parental contact above is unavailable. Please make sure the person detailed below have given you consent to share their information.

Emergency Contact
Student's Educational History

If less than three years at current/previous school, please state the name and dates of earlier schools.

Additional Support and Student Wellbeing

The Garibaldi School welcomes and supports students with learning difficulties and disabilities. It is helpful to know about this in advance so that we can discuss this and put into place the support you may need in school. The school welcomes students from all backgrounds, and we strive to achieve an inclusive learning environment. Completing the questions below will help the school to have a better understanding of your needs. All information you provide will be treated in confidence.

Although we have the facility to store general medication (e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen etc.), we are unable to administer any medication to students. We do recommend that with any medication taken on a regular basis, a spare supply is given to the school for use in case of emergencies (e.g. inhaler, EpiPen, migraine treatment etc.)

Exam qualifications yet to be taken

Please enter details of all qualifications to be taken this year. For each qualification, give the subject/course name and type (i.e. GCSE, BTEC) and your predicted grade.

Courses to study

After reading the prospectus and speaking with teachers, please select the subject you want to study. The normal pathway at The Garibaldi School is to study three subjects which can be a combination of A Level, BTEC or Diploma qualifications. Some students may study four subjects; if this is the case please speak to Mr West and this can be discussed and considered.

There is the option of studying a wider range of subjects through the Nova Education Trust. Please detail any subjects you may wish to study in the field below.

Please tell us about yourself
Agreement

I wish to apply for admission to The Garibaldi School Sixth Form. If offered a place at the school, I agree to comply with the general regulations and any particular conditions set out in the offer of admission.

What happens next?

Once your application has been received, you will then be invited to an interview process where we will discuss your application and make you a bespoke offer regarding your place in the sixth form. This will be based on attainment, attitude to learning and attendance.

What if?

If you change your mind about your subjects before you start or don't get the exam grades you were predicted, don't panic! You can always speak to the Sixth Form staff and they will try, if possible, to negotiate the necessary changes and try to accommodate your needs. Members of the Sixth Form team will be available on results day.

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact the Sixth Form staff if you do have any query regarding the Sixth Form. Their contact details are:

  • Mr B West – Director of Sixth Form (Phone: 01623 464 220 / E-mail: bwest@garibaldischool.co.uk)
  • Ms S Hadley – Sixth Form Administrative Manager (Phone: 01623 464 220 / E-mail: shadley@garibaldischool.co.uk)