The 6th Form at St Laurence School is a vibrant, dynamic and aspirational community where students are provided with the skills and knowledge to face the future with confidence. There is a legacy of success with our students achieving a B grade average for the last four years. In 2022, as we returned to formal exams, we sustained these high standards making us one of the highest attaining State 6th Forms in Wiltshire.

All students progress to their chosen pathway with 70% going to university. Of these we have year on year success of gaining entry to Oxford and Cambridge, with many going on to Russell Group universities. Further students are successful with: Apprenticeships, Training & Employment.

While attainment is key, we place student wellbeing front and centre. Student mentoring and a professional counselling service is used to support a range of student needs. Students have opportunities to: play sport, go on trips nationally and internationally and be leaders using their experience to guide others. Our “Core Programme” allows us to support with current advice on key PSHE strands such as “Dealing with Anxiety” or Careers Advice, as well as providing up to date study support. Whether students are new to St Laurence School, or whether they move into the 6th Form from within, the moment is a defining one. It marks a clear transition and it brings with it a changed status. Students are regarded within the School community as young adults.

The 6th Form students are based within our own 6th Form Centre, with bespoke IT spaces solely for 6th Form, a place to socialise and study, as well as a place where they will find support and guidance. 6th Form students are given more freedom and greater responsibility, but they remain an integral part of the wider school community and are also integrated within the school’s vertical tutor system.

We do all we can to ensure that our students leave the 6th Form with a firm sense that we are part of a global society with a key role to play in its future. Our aim is that every student leaves with the skills and experiences that will set them up to continue tasting success long into the future. Ultimately, for each and every student, we care, we inspire and we succeed.

How to Apply

The St Laurence School admission policy applies solely to applications for places at St Laurence School. As an Academy St Laurence School acts as its own admission authority. The Governing Body is responsible for determining the procedures and policies.

The admission policy of St Laurence School is, while there are adequate places, to offer a place to all applicants irrespective of gender, religion, ethnicity or country of origin, disability or academic ability.

St Laurence has places available for entry into Year 12 each September.


Student/Staff 1-1 Meetings

These will take place during January and February for internal candidates. External candidates will be invited for a 1-1 meeting in March. Prior to a meeting we are happy for prospective external candidates to visit at any time. The i1-1 meeting is an opportunity to discuss your preferred courses and check that they match future career intentions.

Entry Criteria

To progress into the St Laurence 6th Form requires students to achieve a Grade 4+ in English Language and Maths.

Students require at least a grade 5 in the chosen subject or equivalent (eg Art = Photography) if they wish to study at A Level.

Students will need a minimum of two Grade 4 and three Grade 5 level GCSEs.

To study a Science(s) requires a 5,5 at Higher Tier level in Core and Additional Science GCSE as well as a 5 in Higher Tier Maths.

Key Documents

There are several key documents which you can download from this webpage and more information on each subject that we offer can be found in our prospectus. If you would like to find out more about St Laurence 6th Form or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Jo Brown in the 6th Form Administration Office.

Click here for the 6th Form Prospectus

Click here for the 6th Form Options Booklet

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