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Studying at Tapton Sixth Form

We are an ‘outstanding’ 11-18 school (Ofsted) with 1,660 students, including a Sixth Form of around 500, pleasantly situated in the south west of Sheffield and close to the Peak District National Park.

At Tapton School we aspire to improve the life chances of all our students through ongoing progress and improvement in learning.

Education should be a positive and transformational experience, regardless of ability or background, and our record of sustained success reflects our commitment to raising achievement for everyone.

We have the highest expectations of all our students in every area of school life.

At Tapton Sixth Form success is simple. All students are provided with personalised guidance about appropriate subject choice and likely post-18 destinations when they apply to make sure they are best placed for future success.

All students are allocated to an experienced form tutor who provides them with academic and pastoral support on a daily basis for the two years of Sixth Form study, backed up by an extensive and effective Sixth Form Team.

Throughout their time at Tapton, student’s experience outstanding teaching and learning from staff who aim to inspire them in the classroom and to prepare them for their A-level examinations. Our tradition of academic success speaks for itself.

Sixth Form students have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of enrichment activities, including sports, the arts and mentoring students in lower school. This encourages them to learn about themselves as individuals and develop skills such as communication and decision-making.

Tapton’s strong links with local and national universities mean that our students receive exceptional support as they apply for Higher Education and begin the transition to university life. Well over 90% of our students successfully apply to university, with many gaining admission into the most competitive institutions in the country.

Our aim is to help all our Sixth Formers to lay the foundations of their successful future lives.

To make sure you get the most out of your Sixth Form experience, please keep up to date with all the events and opportunities that we will offer you.  Alongside your academic studies, we encourage all students to take part in our enrichment programme (please see the tab below for information about this), and also to take part in activities that support students lower down the school.