Mrs Bernard

Welcome to Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form is a well-established and highly successful Sixth Form of approximately 450 students. We are large enough to have a wide range of courses available, both academic and vocational, but are small enough to be aware of, and respond to, the needs of each individual student.

You will be well aware that you have to make very important choices as you come to the end of Year 11. These choices will shape your future learning, career and life.

You will discover, through our website, what we can offer at Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form. We hope that it will become evident to you that we always pride ourselves to put every student at the heart of everything we do. What we offer goes beyond the extensive courses available to you, as the pastoral support and the personalisation of your learning are all important and an integral part of our Sixth Form.

Whatever your ability, we have high expectations from every student. This is reflected through the School’s ARE ethos, as all students wishing to join us should be Aspirational, Respectful and Engaged. Our Sixth Form philosophy “The VOICE” (Vision – Organisation –identify – Consolidate – Effort) is a key element in making sure you complete your Sixth Form studies successfully.

Your Post 18 plans are as important to us as your learning whilst studying at our Sixth Form. This is why we offer such a wide range of enrichment courses and other fantastic opportunities such as school visits, direct contact with employers and Apprenticeship providers, to allow you to grow and develop into well-rounded individuals. These qualities are vital when securing your next steps upon the completion of your Sixth Form studies.   

We have an excellent record of examination success allowing students to progress to University with an average of 95% of our applicants gaining a place in their firm choice, against a national average of 75%.  However, if University is not right for you, we make sure that we will support you all the way through your Apprenticeship or employment application.  We are extremely lucky that many of our former students return to the Sixth Form to share their experiences, therefore helping our current students to develop a vision and direction for their future.

Overall, the school is most proud of its support for each individual student. Preparing you to play your part in the world of work and in the community in which you live is our ultimate goal.

I wish you every success.


Ms B Bernard

Director of Sixth Form

Mrs Bernard

Providing great opportunities for our students

Welcome to Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form. This website will give you an overview of what we offer to Post-16 students and will show you why we are proud of our Sixth Form.

Amongst the reasons why we would like you to give serious consideration to applying to Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form are:

  • Our range of academic and vocational courses

  • Our examination record

  • Opportunities in student apprenticeships and work placements

  • The extra-curricular opportunities available to you

  • Our pastoral care and support procedures

  • Our UCAS preparation programme.

Looking at this website may well be your first step in reaching a decision about your future beyond Year 11.  You can gain further information by attending our Open Evening when you will be able to meet teachers and students and will have the chance to discuss what we can offer you.

If you decide to apply to Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form be sure that we will do our utmost to ensure your success.  All we will ask of you is that you do the same.

We wish you well over the course of your Year 11 studies and look forward to you being part of the ongoing success of our Sixth Form.

Mrs P Bignell

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October 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Meet the Form Tutor Week (All Years) - Online
  • Week 2
  • Year 12 Baseline Assessments
  • Week 1
  • Year 9 Boys A Team - Away Fixture at Sprowston
  • Week 1
  • CDT2*
  • Week 1
  • Securing Excellent Teaching Course
  • Greater Norwich Opportunities Fair 2021 - Careers Event
  • NEACO - Post 16 Event
  • Year 9 Boys' B Team v Hellesdon - Home Fixture
  • Governors - Staffing Committee
  • Week 1
  • Education Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) Training
  • U16 Football Match vs Neale Wade Academy (Home Fixture)
  • Strategic Pastoral Team (SPT) Meeting
  • Week 1
  • Education Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) Training
  • Week 2
  • U16 Netball Tournament at UEA
  • Year 9 PSH (Public Sexual Harassment) Focus Group Meeting
  • Year 10 Boys' Football vs Sprowston (Home Fixture)
  • Week 2
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • U13 Girls' Football vs Jane Austen (Home Fixture)
  • Year 8 A Football vs Hethersett - Home Fixture
  • Week 2
  • Securing Excellent Teaching Course
  • Years 10 and 11 Netball vs Sprowston - Home Fixture
  • Sixth Form Boys Football vs Langley - Home Fixture
  • Week 2
  • Year 13 In Class Assessments
  • Year 9 Parents Evening/Launch Options
  • Year 9 Parent Consultation Evening
  • Week 2
  • Year 13 In Class Assessments
  • Week 1
  • Year 8 PSH (Public Sexual Harassment) Focus Group Meeting
  • Week 1
  • Black History Month Workshop
  • Week 1
  • Securing Excellent Teaching Course
  • U13 Girls' Football v Jane Austen - Home Fixture
  • Governors - Students & Community Committee
  • Week 1
  • End of Term
  • Year 6 Open Evening
  • School closes early
  • U14 Girls' Football v Downham Market - Away Fixture