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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Sixth Form


Samuel Whitbread Academy’s Sixth Form ethos is summarised in four words:

Believe – Achieve – Succeed – Exceed.

Every student in our Sixth Form is encouraged to believe in their abilities and to achieve and succeed with a positive mental attitude. We believe that successful Sixth Form students aim for more than just good academic results, they strive to work effectively as part of a team, to lead, listen and to be creative. The success of all of our students both personally and socially is of vital importance to our Sixth Form team and we are very proud of our students’ academic achievements.

As Head of Sixth Form my aim is to ensure that every student leaves Samuel Whitbread with the best possible set of qualifications and range of skills to compete in the modern world, as well as the strength of character to thrive under pressure and the self- belief to be a leader. Along with my dedicated Sixth Form team, including tutors and Progress Leaders, we aim to support our students’ dreams – whatever they may be!

I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant, dynamic learning environment and our highly qualified staff offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities which ensure students are individually challenged and stretched in academic study and beyond.

Students in the Sixth Form need to feel comfortable to learn from their mistakes and should have no fear of failure. They need to have a respect for and desire to push their learning boundaries, so they can challenge themselves and define their own set of values.

On the school website you will find a flavour of what is on offer in the Sixth Form at Samuel Whitbread. If you would like to arrange a visit to see for yourself what life is like in the Sixth Form then please contact the Sixth Form admissions team on

Mr L Huckle
The Head of Sixth Form
Sixth Form Facebook Page

Meet the Sixth Form Team

Mr L Huckle  Head of Sixth Form
Mrs S Hoad Head of Year & Assistant Head of Sixth Form
Mr C Tonking Head of Year & Assistant Head of Sixth Form
Miss S Butler Sixth Form & Careers Administrator
Mrs C Bonham Pastoral & Academic Support Officer
Prof L Hubbard Head of Academia - Sixth Form

Curriculum Overview

The sixth form curriculum at Samuel Whitbread Academy offers:

  • A Wide Range of Academic and Vocational Courses
  • A Supportive Environment
  • Expert Teaching and Guidance
  • Flexible Study Options
  • University Partnerships
  • Business Partnerships

Independent Study

See the documents below to guide you through independent study during your A Levels.

Higher Education

Many of our Sixth Form students look forward to continuing their education beyond A level whether that be at university, in apprenticeships or even training in employment. Samuel Whitbread Academy’s Sixth Form has an excellent track record of supporting students’ applications to some of the most prestigious universities, in the UK and abroad. We have a very focused Oxbridge and medicine high attainers group alongside the broader yet highly respectable and stringent Russell Group and Million+ group.  No matter which level of further study students are wishing to aspire to our team is always willing to support, regardless of the intended destinations. 

The vast majority of our students still consider university as their first choice, followed by apprenticeships, gap years or Art Foundation courses.  Over recent years the percentage of our students taking up places at university has increased both within the Million+ group and also into top Russell Group universities. Each year students from Samuel Whitbread also go on to study at Oxbridge and we even have students going on to study overseas in places such as Florida and Boston.

We care about our students’ future choices and invest great time and effort to ensure all parties are involved in this decision-making process including parents, teachers, tutors and the sixth form team. 

Advice & Guidance

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