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Welcome to
The Burgate Sixth Form


Welcome to The Burgate Sixth Form

At The Burgate Sixth Form, we want every student to enjoy their learning and feel valued for who they are.


We would be absolutely delighted to welcome you, as we warmly welcome every student; those from The Burgate School and external students, too. The choice of where to study Post16 is an important decision, and we hope we can help and support you with this. 

The transition to college can be a daunting one and not one we underestimate. We offer a range of opportunities to ensure all our sixth form students settle in, with Year 11 college days, freshers and induction days, our summer newsletter, and this support extends into Year 13.


By choosing our sixth form, we believe you are taking the important step towards taking greater responsibility for your own learning and bridging the gap between school and university, or an apprenticeship and your future career. 

We believe further that academic success is of prime importance, but we are equally passionate about fostering independence, resilience, and creativity. The key to success is not only through inspiring teaching and a stimulating learning environment, but also balancing hard work, commitment and enthusiasm, with other meaningful interests, enriching pastimes and passions. 

Life is a journey, not a race, and alongside academic achievement, our focus is very much on the wellbeing of each and every individual. It is our role to work together to support you emotionally to manage change, rejoice in success, and understand that sometimes getting it wrong is how we learn and move forward. 

Encouraging our students to engage with the world beyond the classroom is very important to us, too. We will challenge you to get involved in life at The Burgate Sixth Form, and in the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” and we will be with you every step of the way. 

We look forward to not only welcoming you to our community but also watching you grow into young adults, ready for the next part of your journey. 


The Burgate Sixth Form Team 

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