Schools within the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation have provided excellent Sixth Form opportunities for well over a hundred years. The Sixth Form at Crayford Academy was established in September 2015 and builds upon this strong record with an ethos and expectations of high academic outcomes.
The Sixth Form at Crayford Academy has grown substantially in recent years with each cohort of students achieving stronger and stronger results in their examinations. Most recently, Ofsted judged the Sixth Form as Good (May 2019) commenting that our ‘teachers know their subjects well and have a good understanding of the course requirements… they readily make themselves available for students who want extra help when they have difficulties mastering a topic’ and ‘as a result, teaching is good, as it students’ overall progress.’
Haberdasher’s Askes’ Crayford Sixth Form offers the opportunity for young people to study, socialise and develop in a structured and caring environment.
Our students make excellent progress in their studies and become well rounded individuals ready for their next steps in Higher Education, apprenticeships or employment.
We are a highly popular Sixth Form with a thriving community of approximately 130 students who make a significant contribution to school life.
Enrichment in the sixth form
This year, our Year 12 students have already enjoyed a session with internationally-renowned entrepreneur and speaker Dave McQueen. Many of our students are already involved in charitable work supporting local and international schemes.
Our enrichment programme is varied with students able to choose form a wide range of activities: the Extended Project qualification, which is an excellent preparation for university studies and well-regarded by admissions tutors, Core Maths, our sports and fitness programme, music lessons, the Debating Society and many others. Our students also take part in a range of national competitions, which gives them access to high-calibre mentoring, coaching and networking experiences.
Leadership in the Sixth Form
A key strategy we use to ensure our students can fulfil their personal and academic aspirations is through providing a wide range of opportunities. Student leadership is a key priority and we ensure that all sixth formers have the chance to fulfil a leadership role via our Head Boy and Head Girl Team, becoming a Prefect, Peer Mentoring younger students, charity drives, and by representing the school on a local and even national scale. Our students are fortunate to have the full support and backing of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, giving them a distinct advantage that other Sixth Forms cannot offer.
Our Destination pathways are bespoke and cater for a wide range of aspirations. In 2017 we supported 63 students in Year 13 to secure places at University, 5 of whom in highly regarded Russell Group institutions. Alongside that, we also work with numerous guest speakers and apprenticeship providers and a just over a quarter of our students entered the world of employment, apprenticeships and training as a result. Indeed, many of these claimed places on highly sought after A-Level leaver programmes.
Ultimately, teaching and learning is our core business and we are proud to boast a high quality of provision across our curriculum which truly distinguishes our Sixth Form. We are proud of the success academically and personally of the young men and women who, when they leave our Sixth Form, are in a far stronger position to make a success of their lives and contribute to the world in which they live.