It’s an exciting time to be joining the Emanuel Sixth Form.

Recent academic outcomes have been impressive, despite the significant challenges that our sixth form pupils have had to overcome over the past two years. As well as this, our Sixth Form is bigger than ever, with growing numbers joining from new schools, making friends and studying alongside students moving up through the school. We continue to review the A level curriculum on offer and look forward to introducing new A level options in 2022. Our ‘Primary Ambitions’ programme that provides opportunities for Lower Sixth students to coach, mentor or teach pupils from local primary schools has continued to thrive after its introduction in 2020.

The vast majority of our students achieve places with Russell Group universities and we typically have over 10% of students apply to Oxbridge courses, with some applying for courses in North American colleges and across Europe. Each year, a number of talented students gain places at the UK’s top art or music colleges, whilst others become students at prestigious drama schools. We love that Emanuel has such a range of pupil ambitions and we are delighted to support all of them in their exciting two years with us.

Since 2020 we have offered Battersea Rise Trust Awards to particularly outstanding applicants at 16+. These are awards of a free place at Emanuel School for bright young people in need of financial support and represent part of our wider social mobility commitment in south west London. Click here to find out more about the Battersea Rise Trust

Friendly and
supportive welcome

Anyone lucky enough to join Emanuel at Sixth Form can be sure of the same friendly and supportive welcome I received from students and teachers alike. The educational and social opportunities offered create the perfect environment to take on the challenges of A level study.

Erica (Sixth Form new starter 2019)

Every girl and boy who joins the Sixth Form moves into a form, where their form tutor is their champion and mentor. The form tutor helps the student to get the most from their school life, such as joining clubs, taking up sports, singing in choirs and developing into the best person they can be. As well as the form, every student joins a house, which is a great way to make more friends and participate in a wide range of opportunities from chess to tug of war and music competitions. It is also where our peer mentoring programme takes place and we encourage every Sixth Form student to be a great mentor and role model for the younger pupils in their house.

Every day, the Sixth Form centre is a great social hub for the pupils – vibrant, exciting and happy – a symbol of the life we wish for every one of our senior girls and boys.

Mr Will Quayle
Head of Sixth Form