Home Study is the privilege afforded to Sixth Form students who demonstrate a mature and accomplished approach to their learning and maintain an attendance above 95% (or show consistent improvement when circumstances are beyond individuals’ control). Home Study allows greater freedom to students to tailor a bespoke Sixth Form experience, it also develops individuals ability to self-motivate and self-manage; skills crucial for success in employment and Higher Education.

Due to the changing nature and demands of A Level study, as a Sixth Form team we have listened to our Year 12 students and from January will allow students in Y12 Home Study – this is unprecedented in our Sixth Form. There is a Home Study agreement that must be signed by students and their parents/carers for Home Study to be granted.

Home Study is granted in the morning where there is a block of non-contact periods or after the last lesson of the day. Students are welcome to stay in school and study using the school facilities, but must ensure they have followed attendance protocols.

Home Study is a privileged and will be consistently reviewed to monitor the impact on individuals’ progress and year group attendance. With privileges come responsibilities and the expectation is that all students in Sixth Form will consistently model the high standards of dress, punctuality, attitude and behaviour that we expect.