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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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To report a child's absence for years 7-11 please email or call 01454 862395.  For 6th Form please call 01454 862333.  

Sixth Form

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Downend and Mangotsfield Sixth 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. 

Here at Sixth Form we are passionate about ensuring that you receive high quality teaching combined with opportunities to develop your personal interests so that you achieve your aspirations. 

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 provide 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 enables you to be successful in your chosen career, 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 to 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.

Kate Long

Head of Sixth Form