John Kyrle High School staff were delighted to meet the hundreds of students who visited the school as part of the school’s sixth form open day Thursday, November 17.

Students from both JKHS’s current Year 11 and students from other schools were invited to see what the school has to offer.

Head of sixth form Helen Bolt said: “We are justifiably proud of our sixth form, from the outstanding track record of academic success in A Level and BTEC courses to the student-led, coveted curriculum; we have a genuine passion to strive for first-choice futures for all.

“Our sixth form community is a family, and our tutors work closely to develop and strengthen relationships that are built on mutual trust. Having a sixth form of this size, also means that I have the privilege of getting to know all students and their families too. Therefore, the support that we can provide, whether that be medical, personal, or emotional, is not only rigorous, but appropriate to the individual. We are also committed to developing well-rounded, confident, young people.

“Our PSHE programme that is delivered by both form tutors and external speakers, ensures that our students are part of a vibrant, friendly, and hard-working community that prepares them to live independent and ambitious lives. The program is tailor-made to meet the evolving needs of our students, and coveted, inspired by student-voice feedback. Whilst this two-year period can be extremely stressful for our students, it is important that we recognise this and create a balance. I want our students to look back fondly on the memories and friendships they created and experiences and support they had during their time in the sixth form. I am very grateful to all staff and students who showcased our wonderful sixth form, if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

Last month the Gazette reported on JKHS’s GCSE open day where: bricklaying, metalworking, 3d printing, cooking, and word games were just a small number of activities on display. Headteacher Julian Morgan said: “It has been a strong start to the academic year at John Kyrle High School.”