Sixth Form 2017-07-11T13:46:38+00:00

Welcome from Mr Macleod

Director of Sixth Form

Your choice of Post 16 education is a crucial one and at The Forest Academy Sixth Form our aim is to deliver a high quality, personalised education, alongside excellent pastoral support, enabling you to succeed both here and in the world beyond. I am extremely proud of our Sixth Form and its students and look forward to welcoming you.

Recognised by OFSTED in 2013 as ‘good’ and having ‘improved dramatically’ in all areas, we are a medium-sized, rapidly expanding and fully inclusive Sixth Form that caters for post-16 students, regardless of their background or ability. We offer an impressive range of ‘A’ Level, BTEC and re-sit GCSE courses that ensure all learners progress to university, employment or training, according to their needs, suitability and preference.

As a Sixth Form operating within the Beacon Multi-Academy Trust, our students are proud to be part of our community and achieve great success here. They say that we are ‘caring and friendly’, ‘more like a family’, offer a ‘positive and purposeful environment’ with ‘brilliant teachers who will do anything for you’. Most importantly, for the third successive year, our students have achieved the highest grades in the school’s history.

If you are an external applicant and you have any questions please contact me at

Why Choose The Forest Academy

Our Sixth form offers young people a learning community where they can achieve their full potential. We are a caring, supportive and ambitious team and are committed to helping our students grow as people so they are ready to succeed in the world outside.

We offer:

  • Caring staff who feel that we offer a supportive and caring environment in which to learn.
  • A small sixth form with a friendly atmosphere.We value the view of our students.
  • A broad and balanced curriculum offering opportunities for students of all abilities.

With this in mind

Our aim is to provide students with a broad and enriching learning experience in which students are offered an appropriate programme of study and are able to achieve their potential within a supportive, friendly and caring environment.
We want our sixth formers to be responsible for their learning and to leave school better equipped for the workplace or suitably prepared for further learning. We are aware that whilst academic success is important, young people today need to be sound critical thinkers, socially responsible and able to interact with a range of different people. We therefore foster citizenship skills as well as encouraging academic success.

Join Us

  • Download our prospectus here:

  • Some students are eligible for a bursary to support their studies and must now apply directly to the school. Please see policy information and application:

Courageous Forest Academy student celebrates A-level success despite caring for mum with brain cancer

In April Jilly, 43, had surgery and was originally given the all clear, but shortly after was diagnosed with grade 4 brain cancer just before her daughter’s exams. Aniqah would drive Jilly the two hour round trip to University College Hospital (UCH), in central London, where she was having her radiotherapy every day. After Jilly eventually had to move into UCH, Aniqah would still visit her daily, while caring for her disabled older brother Zee, 26, who has had severe brain damage and a hole in his heart since he was born.

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Sixth Form Dress Code


  Shirt (with a collar)
  Tailored trousers
  Tailored Jacket (optional)
  Smart sweater
  Hard-soled shoes
  Sixth Form ID


  Smart shirt or top
  Appropriate length skirt
  Tailored trousers
  Tailored Jacket (optional)
  Smart sweater / cardigan
  Hard-soled shoes
  Sixth Form ID

Download our detailed Sixth Form dress code here.

Sixth Form Absences

Please email from the parent’s email address to for illness or other unforeseen absence on the day of absence, for medical appointments in advance of the absence. Absences must be authorised within five days of the absence. Sixth Form Attendance Policy – Download File


For information on apprenticeships, download this document:

A parent’s guide to apprenticeships

Sixth Form Disciplinary Policy

If a student persistently breaks the rules set out in the sixth form handbook, they are placed on a behaviour contract, to be reviewed weekly. If further non-compliance occurs once the contract has been signed and the student is therefore not going achieve their learning outcomes and be successful, the student will lose their place in sixth form and support will be given in finding an alternative provider. If an appeal is launched, the Headteacher will review the case and make a decision. If the student/family seeks to pursue another appeal as they feel the grounds for the appeal decision are in dispute, it will be sent to the governors for further consideration.

Sixth Form Student Handbook 2018


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