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Welcome to Downend AND mANGOTSFIELD 6th Form Centre

Facing the future with confidence

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Downend and Mangotsfield 6th Form.  It is our belief that this is one of the most important times in your academic career and should be a successful and enjoyable experience.

At both Downend and Mangotsfield we are passionate about ensuring that you receive both high quality teaching and the opportunity to develop your personal interests, and achieve your aspirations.

We believe our students benefit from staying in a familiar environment, whilst still having the opportunity to work with, and develop friendships with students who join us from an increasing range of schools and even other countries.

We place great value on our reputation as a nurturing and academically challenging environment. As a Sixth Form we add significant value to our students’ academic profile during their time with us. The structure and support that we offer has been praised by students, parents and Ofsted.  This support allows you to flourish and develop independent learning skills with a sense of responsibility that enable you to be successful in your chosen careers, training, or university course. 

We also place a strong emphasis on our wider curriculum, and offer numerous opportunities to develop your understanding of future options and, take opportunities that will support your applications to higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

Our Sixth Form represents an exciting part of your future and we believe that choosing the right courses is essential to your success. We hope that the information, support and guidance we offer will support you through this process and provide the guidance and advice you need.

Our aims in providing first class education for our 6th Form students are:

  • To encourage high academic standards and to enable each student to achieve his/her full potential.

  • To encourage and maintain personal high standards and expectations in work, conduct and presentation and to foster an acceptance of individual responsibility in this respect.

  • To place every student on a programme of study appropriate to his/her ability and needs.

  • To provide all necessary guidance with regard to entry to Universities, Colleges of Higher Education, training or employment.

  • To create a business-like ethos that underpins all aspects of 6th Form life.

  • To encourage every student to take a full and active part in the life of the school and to contribute to its continued success.

If you would like to arrange a visit, then please contact the school on 01454 862333 or by emailing d& .

We look forward to working with you.

Kate Long
Head of 6th Form 

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