Kingsmeadow Sixth Form offers a vibrant and successful provision, with excellent opportunities for academic study and enrichment activities. 

The progress and development of each student is carefully monitored by their tutors and the pastoral team throughout Years 12 and 13, and subject staff report to parents via our online reporting system and during parental consultation days.

At Kingsmeadow, high expectations are placed upon our students, with regard to both work and behaviour. We trust them to respect the increased freedom they will experience throughout their A-level studies and demonstrate high levels of self-reliance and maturity.

Life as a sixth form student begins with an induction week, during which time students focus on study and employability skills, communication, independent learning and standards. This is an opportunity for students to alleviate any anxieties they may have about sixth form and begin to organise themselves for the increased demands of post-16 study.

Kingsmeadow is open to any post-16 student, provided that they are committed to their studies and meet the requirements of individual courses.

Students will be largely based in the sixth form centre, with some lessons taught in the main school. The sixth form centre includes a common room and kitchen, alongside a study area and computer suite. This allows students to have access to modern facilities for both study and socialising.

We believe we can offer an outstanding sixth form experience, which will be relevant for many Year 11 students following the completion of their GCSEs.

For further information, please contact Mr Hood in the Sixth Form Centre on 0191 4606004.

We are proud to say that we can boast a success rate of almost 100%.  Students tell us that they enjoy their time with us and their experiences, including comprehensive enrichment and careers guidance packages, make them attractive candidates for employers and universities.


Last year, 100% of students who applied to universities secured a place. In recent years, our students have progressed to universities including Newcastle, Northumbria, Leeds, Durham, Sunderland and Edinburgh to begin courses including the following.

  • Forensic science

  • Law

  • Business and Accounting

  • Early Years

  • History and Politics

  • Social Work

  • Nursing

  • Drama College

  • Geography

  • Maths

  • Art

  • Sport science

  • English

  • Journalism

  • Psychology

Our alumni have embarked on careers in journalism, teaching (both in this country and abroad), radiography, social work, law, council planning and much more, and we welcome contact from ex-students to update us on their further progress.  


All students take part in the pastoral programme. This is delivered in tutor groups and allows for discussion, collaboration and reflection on key issues in the modern world. The pastoral programme allows students to explore and develop their understanding of a wide range of topics including learning and independent study skills, social and cultural developments from local, national and international perspectives and political awareness. Preparation for university applications, employment and apprenticeships are delivered through the pastoral programme. Students are guided and supported to make a successful transition to their next stage whether this is further studies or the world of work.

Our sixth form aims to inspire students and help prepare them for what can be a varied, challenging and hugely rewarding future. It is a pleasure to help prepare them for whichever career pathway they choose.


Kingsmeadow School is provided with funds by the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) specifically for the provision of bursaries (financial support,) to 16 – 19 year olds continuing their education at school. 


Bursaries will be made available to help students overcome financial barriers where these might impact on their participation in education at Kingsmeadow. 


The following groups of students are eligible to apply for bursaries:  


  • Vulnerable students  

  • Students who were eligible for free school meals at any point in the previous 6 years, or become eligible during the academic year 2020/21  

  • Students facing financial hardship 

More information about bursaries is available by contacting Mr Hood, Head of Sixth Form (

A copy of our Sixth Form Bursary Policy can be found HERE.


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