Welcome to the Sixth Form

We are proud of our growing sixth form community both in terms of the academic achievement of our students and of the contribution they make to the School and the wider community. 

Many students choose the Bishop Wand Sixth Form because of the strong relationships they have established with their teachers in the lower school but also because of the clear passion that our teachers show for supporting students through this important phase of academic and social development.  It is this that is fundamental to our excellent outcomes. 

Sixth Form students benefit from small classes of between 5 and 20 students.  Most choose 3 subjects in Year 12; they have 9 lessons per subject over the two-week timetable and have on average one free period each day to complete private study. In addition, students follow an Enrichment programme which encourages them to plan for their 18+ options and reflect on their employability skills or complete the Extended Project Qualification.  There is also an opportunity to complete the London Irish ACE programme alongside your level 3 courses. 

The students benefit from dedicated Sixth Form areas which include two study area with up to date ICT facilities. Students are taught to manage their time independently and are actively encouraged to use their study periods to keep on top of the demands of their studies. They have the freedom to leave the school site during the day and have access to the Spelthorne Gym cafeteria. 

We expect our students to take an active role in all aspects of school life. It is this that marks us apart from other providers; the opportunity to play an active part in the learning of lower school students in the reading programme, leading charity events and being part of the Senior Student Team and Student Council. 

We treat our students as emerging adults: they are distinctive from the lower school and our relationships with them reflect this. The care and support they receive is characterised by a personal approach where each student is known as an individual and appreciated for their strengths. 

We provide a positive and safe environment for all of our students and keep the strong Christian ethos of the school at the heart of all we do. We have an ongoing drive to provide outstanding learning and teaching and have high expectations of each student. As a result, those at the Bishop Wand Sixth Form achieve exceptionally well and develop close, long lasting relationships with one another, progressing on to a range of career and university destinations. 

We look forward to welcoming you next September! 

Miss Rook 

Head of Sixth Form 


Together we help realise students' 'God-Given Potential'.  

Our vision: 

  • Students are challenged to reach their highest academic performance. 
  • Learning and teaching at A Level is consistently good and outstanding. 
  • We value the individual and provide outstanding support and guidance. 
  • The Sixth Form is an integral part of the School and the wider community. 
  • Students are valued and are fully prepared for life after Sixth Form. 

Students, staff and parents work together to support each other within the Christian ethos of the School.