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Welcome to the Sixth Form

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Nottingham High School

Nottingham High School has a thriving Sixth Form community of over 200 students.  Our aim is to provide all students with a wealth of opportunities, the highest quality teaching, excellent pastoral support and an exciting range of co-curricular activities. 

Moving into the Sixth Form is very much a transition from traditional learning to an emphasis on independent thinking and self-motivated study.  As well as the tremendous opportunities to achieve academic success, our students are also encouraged to develop their interests within a wide programme of intellectual, sporting, leisure and social pursuits. 

The culture of the Sixth Form is driven by high expectations and high aspirations. Our community is achieving, driven and confident, and Nottingham High School takes every opportunity to celebrate success and support students in meeting ambitious targets.

Students and staff work in a spirit of mutual respect underpinned by intellectual curiosity.

New freedoms bring new responsibilities and our students are expected to act as role models for the younger pupils and to embrace opportunities to take on leadership roles.  Whether this is as a prefect, a language ambassador, an officer in the CCF, directing music and verse-speaking choirs, or as a younger pupil’s Maths buddy, we see this as an important part of their personal development.

Our Sixth Formers demonstrate a genuine desire to take on new responsibilities.  We are proud to see our students leaving the school as confident, interesting and intellectually inquisitive young adults, equipped not just with qualifications but with a rich diversity of experiences and skills, and an appetite for new challenges. 

David Gillett
Assistant Head (Head of Sixth Form)

Sixth Form Frequently Asked Questions



To find out more about Sixth Form here at Nottingham High School, we recommend attending one or more of the events that we put on in the Autumn term. As well as the whole school Open Morning, we also offer:

  • Our Sixth Form Open Evening, which provides the opportunity to meet the Sixth Form team, our subject teachers and some of our current Sixth Form students. It’s a great opportunity to find out more in-depth information about any subjects you may be interested in studying, and get first-hand advice and opinions from current Nottingham High School students.
  • General Taster Days, which allow prospective students to experience the Sixth Form environment and try out some typical A Level lessons. All subjects are available on these days, including STEM options.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Taster Days, which are designed for students particularly interested in subjects within that area. They can experience a whole day in the Sixth Form and try out some typical A Level lessons.

The dates for these sessions are yet to be confirmed, but will take place in Autumn Term 2019. If you think you may be interested in attending please click here to fill out our enquiry form and we will be in touch when the sessions have been arranged.



come along for a tour

We are always happy to offer individual tours for parents and students, as well as individual taster days. Please register or get in touch with the Head of Sixth Form, Mr David Gillett ( for more information.


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