Kirkbie Kendal School Sixth Form students achieve excellent results consistently from a wide range of subject choices with outstanding enrichment opportunities.

With its exceptional results and wide range of academic and vocational courses Kirkbie Kendal Sixth Form is a great place to study. Our expert team of experienced staff will guide you through the transition from GCSE to A Levels and prepare you for life beyond Sixth Form, providing excellent advice for applying to university, for high level apprenticeships or employment.

The school values of Care, Hard Work, Resilience and Curiosity are embedded in Sixth Form life. The Sixth Form is described by Ofsted as offering a space where “students receive care, guidance and support from academic and pastoral staff,” and the Sixth Form places great emphasis on the wellbeing and pastoral care of its students, with one Year 13 student stating that, “There is always someone there to listen to you and help you in any way they can”.

The Westmorland Gazette:

Tutor groups are small, following a weekly programme to incorporate both academic work and pastoral support including one to one tutorials with your Form Tutor. The comprehensive programme of careers guidance means that students are well prepared for any future plans, with appointments with an independent Careers Advisor.

The Westmorland Gazette:

Sixth Form enrichment opportunities are a real strength at Kirkbie Kendal School, with opportunities ranging from studying a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification, learning sign language, leading sports teams as one of our Sports Leaders, taking conversation classes in a modern foreign language to name but a few.

The Westmorland Gazette:

Extra-curricular opportunities include representing the school in sport (there is a full fixture list for Sixth Form teams), competing in debating competitions and taking part in the annual school musical.

In the last academic year members of the Sixth Form travelled to Poland, visiting historical sites of World War II, including a visit to Auschwitz.  Another Sixth Form only trip took students to Malaysia volunteering at a turtle sanctuary and experiencing the south east Asian culture. These trips are life changing opportunities for students.

The Westmorland Gazette:

Sixth Form students hold positions of responsibility in school life, with the Sixth Form Student Leadership Team helping to lead on various initiatives in school including charity work and environmental aims as well as their role representing the school at events both in and out of school. All students benefit from Sixth Form study facilities, such as  the project room, the mezzanine for silent study or the common room for a relaxed study period.

If you would like to join a thriving Sixth Form at Kirkbie Kendal School we would like to invite you to join us on November 16, 2023, for our Open Evening, where you can talk to current students and staff about the opportunities available at our Sixth Form. We look forward to meeting you.

Co-written by Sixth Former Esme Burden, Year 13 at Kirkbie Kendal School.