Part of castle school education trust

"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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  • Year 6 Parents/Carers - Our Open Evening is Thursday 22nd September, please visit our Open Events page under 'About Us' for further details. 

Why Choose Us?

Downend and Mangotsfield Sixth Form is a vibrant and forward-thinking place to study. We pride ourselves on excellent results and supporting you to achieve your best.

If you choose to study at Downend and Mangotsfield Sixth Form you will have over 30 courses to choose from, allowing you to study subjects that you enjoy and preparing you for your future career aspirations.

We have our own facilities in the Sixth Form centre, with dedicated teaching rooms and social spaces. As a Sixth Form student you will be given the independence and flexibility to study both in school and at home during the day when you are not in your lessons.

We also believe that Sixth Form is about more than just your studies and should be a time when you get to try new experiences that will help you make informed decisions and develop those all-important employability skills essential for your future.

We do understand that the move to Sixth Form can often be a daunting one so we are always on hand to provide academic and pastoral support if you need it. From the time you join us to when you leave, you will have a dedicated mentor to offer support and guidance.

We hope that you find this guidance useful to help you choose the best pathway for your future goals and to help make the right choice for you.