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Sixth Form

Welcome to The Pingle Sixth Form

As a student in our Sixth Form, you will be joining a community which has a positive, committed and supportive working atmosphere, where students can achieve at the highest level.  Our high expectations of our students, coupled with our excellent facilities and pastoral care, ensure all students gain very good results, which will enable you to progress onto your desired career pathway.  In 2017, our progress score was the highest of all 12 local Sixth Forms and the third highest in Derbyshire.  Our links with universities, local employers and careers advice services are excellent and consequently, all students can be confident of quality careers and Higher Education guidance.

Our enhanced curriculum enables students to embed learning in their subjects and to develop wider skills and experiences, which are valuable for their future CV or university application forms.  When you achieve your A levels and leave us to go on to university, apprenticeships or into employment, you can be confident of managing your own learning, secure in the knowledge that you have the skills, abilities and understanding to overcome any challenges you might face on your path to success.

Throughout the year, students participate in university experiences, including the Oxbridge shadowing scheme; “Inspiring Excellence” conference at Villiers Park, Cambridge; Sutton Trust and other university summer schools and workshops.  Recent work experience opportunities have been in local government and at East Midlands Airport.

Students perform at their best when they have a supportive, encouraging team to help them.  Our tutors are all highly experienced in teaching A Level subjects and working with young people.  Mrs Goodwin is the Assistant Head of Sixth Form and Mr Smith is our Student Mentor.  Both work closely with students and are key members of staff, providing both academic and pastoral support to remove any barriers to learning and ensure students achieve their potential.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our Sixth Form and getting to know you.

Ms J Wilson, Head of Sixth Form

Application Process
Open Evening:    Wednesday 8 November 2017, 6.00pm
Apply by:              Thursday 30 November 2017
Interviews:           January 2018
Induction day:     Wednesday 27 June 2018, 8.40am-2.45pm
Enrolment day:   Friday 24 August 2018 (or by appointment)

Completed applications should be returned to Ms J Wilson, Head of Sixth Form.


Sixth Form and Academy Tour
Should you miss our Open Evening or wish to see the Sixth Form during the day, Mrs Sharples, Principal, leads regular tours of the Sixth Form and the Academy.  Please contact Mrs Wagstaff, Principal’s PA, on 01283 216837or email:

Ms Wilson can also be contacted for a specific tour of the Sixth Form.  She is also very pleased to answer any queries or concerns you might have, email:


    Ms Wilson, Head of Sixth Form

   Mrs Goodwin, Assistant Head of Sixth Form

   Mr E Smith, Sixth Form Mentor