Welcome from the Director of Sixth Form

“Students experience an exceptionally high-quality education, both academically and in terms of their personal development.”




Here at Tarporley Sixth Form College we are very proud of the standards achieved by past and present students across all areas of Sixth Form life. We are committed to making Tarporley Sixth Form a ‘Beacon of Excellence’ and we make no apologies for expecting the very best from our students; consequently we push them very hard.

Our results at Advanced level study over a number of years show that we have a very effective recipe for success. We aim to prepare our students for the academic and personal challenges they will face in future years. Our Sixth Form students are leaders and role models and we have high expectations of them. Students are expected to work with commitment to their studies. The adult atmosphere within the Sixth Form means that students have more responsibility for their own learning and greater independence to manage their time effectively. We do, however, provide support and opportunities for all our students so that they can achieve their potential, providing the best possible platform for their future.

Our Sixth Form centre provides the perfect environment for our students to succeed. Our modern and spacious study room is a great space in which to work and our common room and cafeteria are areas in which students can relax or study more informally.

Our students have a high profile within the wider school and local community and we offer a huge variety of enrichment and social opportunities to balance their academic studies and support future university or job applications. We are thrilled to have recently received an outstanding report from Ofsted. We believe this recognises the ethos of our sixth form, as well as the work the sixth form team continue to do to ensure our students can fulfil their potential. Please find the report by following the link: Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College - Open - Find an Inspection Report - Ofsted.

Should you have any questions about opportunities within our Sixth Form College, please feel free to contact a member of the Sixth Form team.

Mrs McMillan
Director of Sixth Form


Welcome from the Deputy Director of Sixth Form


Bridging the threshold between Year 11 and Year 12 is tremendously exciting but also challenging. We aim for all of our students to find their rhythm and routine as soon as possible to maximise their chances of success.

The year 12 induction process is an important opportunity to make new connections, build confidence and feel part of a team within tutor groups and the sixth form, generally. As well as encouraging students to begin their A level courses positively, we will also support them in participating with enrichment activities and to build their personal profile from as early as possible.

The focus on careers is presented early to our new year 12 students and continues through their time at sixth form. This begins with early careers session, through the PSHE programme, to work experience week in March and then to applications to post 18 pathways. We are committed to providing each and every student with the means of achieving their career goals. Although most of our students head to University, we are seeing rising number of students apply to vocational routes such as higher apprenticeships. For this reason, we partner with the Cheshire and Warrington Pledge to run an Employer Readiness Programme. Whatever the preferred pathway, all students will have access to a plethora of opportunities through the use of Unifrog, which the school has recently invested in.

We look forward to welcoming every new year group to our sixth form and ask that students do not hesitate to ask if they would like to know anything before or after joining.

Mr Brownley
Deputy Director of Sixth Form