Bristol independent schools share sixth form news

Bristol independent schools share sixth form news

Discover what your child can expect at sixth form at some of Bristol's top independent schools

Bristol independent schools share their sixth form ethos and key information about upcoming open days for existing and new students

New steps for Sixth Form at Clifton High School
Preparing pupils for making a positive impact on the world

Clifton High is delighted to announce the appointment of Miss Katherine Rich, head of sixth form. Katherine taught in independent schools in Bath and Cambridge before becoming head of history at a school in Nottingham and going on to teach in a British school in Malaysia. 

Katherine arrives at the same time as the opening of Clifton High’s brand new Sixth Form Centre, which boasts multiple seminar rooms, a Careers and UCAS Research Room, Filming Studio, Digital Learning Centre, and more. The growth of the Sixth Form has also allowed for new subject offerings such as Psychology, Photography and Economics.  

The school’s co-educational Sixth Form produces academic excellence due to small class sizes and outstanding teaching. Students receive rich one-to-one time with their subject teachers, tutors and head of sixth form, who know them well. They also work alongside the head of school and head of futures and skills, to support them in reaching their desired next steps after secondary education.

Year 12 and 13 form one community, who are encouraging and supportive of each other, truly embodying the school’s ethos: Realising Individual Brilliance. They also play a key role in the wider school community: acting as role models for the younger pupils and ambassadors at school events and community outreach projects. 

Each student leaves Clifton High with an adaptable toolkit of skills that will see them face the challenges of tomorrow with respect, confidence, and an astute social and moral conscience, determined to make a positive impact on the world.

Please email or call 0117 933 9087 for details.

Main image: students at Clifton High School

Fairfield High & Montpelier High Co-Educational Sixth Form
An inspirational environment for students to flourish

Fairfield High School and Montpelier High School’s successful co-educational Sixth Form & joint venture, V6, provides an inspirational environment enabling students to flourish and achieve their personal ambitions within a centre boasting suites of classrooms, study areas plus a common room.

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Students benefit from teachers from both organisations teaching on site, making the transition to further education a smoother process. Furthermore, V6 offers an impressive 26 A-Levels and a growing number of vocational Level 3 courses.

V6’s diverse community is united by the drive each student and every teacher has to make exceptional progress, grasp opportunities and achieve ambitions.

Amanda Bridgewater, Vice Principal at Fairfield High School comments: “Our collaboration with Montpelier High School means that we can continue giving students an all round experience based on our wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and passion.”

V6 is located next to Montpelier High School, Cheltenham Road, Bristol BS6 5RD.
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Register for Badminton School Sixth Form
Be part of a vibrant and dynamic hub of activity

Based in the leafy suburb of Westbury-on-Trym in Bristol, Badminton School, which was established in 1858, is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18.

We are proud of our Sixth Form, which is a vibrant, dynamic hub of activity, where each student receives a tailored programme focused on their university of choice, life and future career.

Our Sixth Form team of experienced staff is always on hand to support our students, who are encouraged to become courageous learners, using their innovation and creativity.

There is an impressive choice of extra-curricular activities on offer and our students tell us they enjoy the extra freedom and responsibility that comes with being a Sixth Former.

If you have missed our Open Day, please get in touch with our admissions team at:

QEH Sixth Form
A place to develop a rounded maturity, resilience and strength of character

The Sixth Form years are special – they are the time when teaching staff develop a strong partnership with students as they take on increased responsibility and develop a rounded maturity, resilience and strength of character which equip them for the challenges of the world beyond.

Whether entering from another school or you are an existing pupil, the Sixth Form at QEH provides the ideal environment for learning and friendships to flourish. It is an exciting time of change and self-discovery for all.

Small teaching and tutor groups guarantee optimum individual attention and guidance. This may be about managing your workload and commitments outside the classroom, or guiding you through the university application process with maximum success.

Results at QEH are second to none in the South West and students will leave with top-class academic results, as well as the confidence and wider skills which are essential requirements for world-class universities and successful careers. 

Co-Ed Sixth Form Open Evening takes place on Wednesday 3 November at 6.30-9.00pm. Please register by contacting our admissions team at

Bristol Grammar School Sixth Form
Become part of the BGS family

The Sixth Form years at BGS are an exciting time, when the decisions students take begin to shape their future. They will gain more independence and also be expected to take more responsibility for their own learning.

Whatever your aims and ambitions, the Sixth Form at Bristol Grammar School can offer you all the support and guidance you need to get there. 

Every year we welcome a large number of new students into our Sixth Form. It’s a warm and friendly community and you’ll quickly feel at home and become a part of the BGS family.

BGS is known for helping its students achieve excellent academic results but we offer much more than just qualifications. We are a co-educational school, where you will learn to see your fellow students as peers and collaborators – studying, working and socialising together just as you will need to in the world beyond school. 

Trips, clubs and activities will give you the chance to develop the life skills you’ll need to thrive after you leave us.

To book your place at the Sixth Form Open Evening on 14 October at 5-7.15pm, visit

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