Boys & Girls Top 8 2014

Absence Line

Please use the absence line if your son/ daughter is unwell or away from school so that we can update our electronic registration system accordingly. The dedicated number to use for this is 01483 888155.

Sixth Form Dress Code

Students need to dress appropriately and sensibly for school. The Sixth Form dress code is publicised in the student planner. Please note in particular guidelines about vest tops and skirt/shorts length. Clothing must be suitable for a working environment where younger students are required to adhere to uniform codes.
The Sixth Form is a place of work and being in the school community students need to ensure that they dress appropriately, some guidelines to assist you are listed below:

  • No offensive logos should be worn.
  • Skirts/shorts must be no more than 10cm above the knee.
  • Underwear must not be on display.
  • Aggressive/ severe body piercing and tattoos must not be visible.
  • If strappy/strapless tops are worn shoulders must be covered in class/USIC.
  • Outlandish hairstyles must be avoided.
  • Excessive amounts of flesh must not be on display.
  • Midriffs must be covered.

Car Parking

Parking in the local residential areas around the school can be an issue. We are concerned that students are not always considerate to our very accommodating neighbours and are parking inconsiderately and sometimes dangerously, particularly in Woodruff Avenue.
The local streets are really struggling to accommodate the volume of cars sometimes driven to school by sixth formers.

Unless it is essential, please leave cars at home and find other ways of getting to school. With ever-increasing petrol prices this will also prove easier on the average sixth former’s pocket.

Sixth Form Bursary

file_extension_pdf Bursary Pack - Covering Letter

Assistance with travel expenses for 16-19 year olds  2016-17

The policy for assistance with travel expenses for 16-19 year olds has been updated for 2016-17 applications. For the application form and policy please click here.


The average Sixth Former who wishes to succeed to their full potential should be spending five hours a week studying for each subject beyond their lessons. Homework is set by staff in most lessons. If homework is not set then there are a range of activities that students can do in this time to consolidate their learning. Any student who is doing less than this cannot expect to succeed in their examinations. If you would like further information on the types of study beneficial to Sixth Form students please come along to our introduction to Sixth Form evening for Parents.

Non-contact periods

The majority of students have non-contact periods on their timetable which they are expected to use for private study. We prefer students to stay in school and use the facilities here to study but in Year 13 students may choose to study at home instead for some of these periods. It is not permissible for students to participate in part time work during these periods, or to book other non-essential appointments such as driving lessons or dental appointments. Students must ensure that they remain available in these periods so that they are contactable should a member of staff wish to meet with them.


Students should wear their lanyards plus ID badges at all times on the school site so that they are identifiable as students. Many students are not making a conscious effort in supporting this security measure and they leave them at home. Please remember to wear yours each morning.

Health and Safety

Students should make sure that they sign in and out at Raynham office when they arrive or leave outside of a normal lesson. This is to ensure that we can confirm attendance in the event of a fire or other emergency.