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About Us


In an ever more competitive world, and a rapidly changing educational landscape, your choice of Sixth Form has never been more important. At JKHS Sixth Form we pride ourselves on an exemplary record of success and happiness for post-16 students.  

Over the last 14 years student success has been outstanding; above 50% A*-B at A2 level every year, and at or above 60% for the past seven years. These figures ensure our key aim: 'First Choice Futures for All’ on results day in Year 13. All students wishing to attend university were accepted last summer with many gaining entry into elite Russell Group institutions. All leavers went on to ambitious destinations, whether it be further study, apprenticeships with leading providers, employment, or gap year travel.  The teaching staff have a proven track record of success and are subject specialists providing great classroom experiences and support after lesson, and even after hours.  

You will be supported during every stage of your Sixth Form experience; from our induction programme in Year 11, to our post-results day support. We are committed to developing the whole student; we provide advice about choosing your subjects and your tutor will help you settle in, improve your study skills, and look after your wellbeing. A programme of skills for employability, visiting speakers and support workers will help you prepare for life after Sixth Form and give you a wider understanding of the world.  

Our exceptionally experienced and dedicated tutor team plays an important role in the academic and pastoral well-being of students. Our tutors provide tailored advice and support for students during their time at John Kyrle, particularly with students' next steps, be it university, apprenticeships, or employment. Our tutor team understands the pressures and difficulties of A Level study and therefore works closely with the pastoral team to ensure every student is known, cared for, and supported throughout their Sixth Form journey.  

The Sixth Form at John Kyrle is a busy place to work but our strong sense of community makes it a happy, friendly place to spend time. Our aim is to ensure our students are provided with ample opportunity to develop not just academically, but socially and personally too. We encourage our students to develop their leadership skills and gain in confidence though participation in our Prefect leadership team, our mentoring schemes with younger year groups, representing the school at public events, organising charity events, representing, and leading on whole-school initiatives such as Pride, Feminist Club, Eco Club and boosting morale and engagement in Sixth Form community competitions. We strive to ensure that our students make a positive impact on the wider community and leave us with the experience and confidence they need to excel in their next steps. 

It is a great pleasure to be Head of our Sixth Form community, I very much hope you find the information on our website useful although there is no substitute for visiting our Sixth Form and seeing it at work. Please contact us if you require further advice and guidance and I hope to welcome you very soon.


Helen Bolt 

Head of Sixth Form


Tutor Team:  

We have 10 tutor groups in sixth form and each tutor group is combination of Year 12 and Year 13 students.  This vertical approach allows students to share experiences and advice and further strengthen our community.  

  • S1 - Mr Michael Donoghue - Tutor for S1 / Head of PE  
  • S2 - Mr Greg Calderbank - Tutor for S2 / Head of Geography  
  • S3 - Mr Neil Pritchard - Tutor for S3 / Head of Drama  
  • S4 - Mrs Fiona Moore - Tutor of S4 / Head of English  
  • S5 - Mr Scott Pinner - Tutor of S5 / Head of Chemistry  
  • S6 - Mr Alex Davis - Tutor for S6 / Head of Music  
  • S7 - Ms Kate Bellingham - Tutor for S7 / Head of Sociology  
  • S8 - Miss Kelly Davies - Tutor for S8 / Head of Art  
  • S9 - Mrs Ruth Hall - Tutor for S9 / Biology  
  • S10 - Mr Frazer Smith - Tutor for S10 / Head of Science