We offer extensive support to help you with your studies, from the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund to a supportive Marking and Feedback policy.

16 – 19 Bursary Fund

Woodkirk operates the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund to provide support to students whose education may be affected due to financial hardships or any other reason. You can check your eligibility by reviewing the Bursary Policy.

Application forms for the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund can be collected from outside the Sixth Form Office, or by asking for one from your Year Tutor.

Marking and Feedback Policy

The Marking and Feedback Policy helps to facilitate deeper learning. Staff will mark books and other work in green pen, and you respond in red pen, either to corrections or to additional questions that staff have asked.

This helps you to understand where you may have gone wrong, and lets you think and learn for yourself, instead of staff just correcting work.

Common Rooms

The Sixth Form area (The Dennis Fisher Sixth Form Centre) is divided into three rooms, the Canteen, the Common Room, and the Computer Room. Each of these rooms has an open layout, with easy access to each other room.

In the Computer Room, computers are fully equipped with everything you need to complete your work, plus, the IT department operate an open-door policy, so you can drop in to a class with a spare seat if you need to get on with work.

Progression Support

All pastoral staff and form tutors will be able to provide you with the best support to help you decide your next steps after Sixth Form, whether you decide to go for an apprenticeship, go to University or go straight into employment, staff know and can help as they have years of experience in this, plus, with Group Tutorial lessons once a week, you’re supported in writing a CV, Personal Statement and making informed choices, ready for your next steps – whatever they may be.

Pastoral Staff

There are three key members of pastoral staff in the Sixth Form, who may be contacted by students throughout the school day should they need to.

Mr M Warwick-Giles

Photo of Mr M Warwick-Giles - Vice Principal, Quality of Education for Key Stage 5
Vice Principal, Quality of Education for Key Stage 5

Mrs K Clarke

Photo of Mrs K Clarke - Director of Progress
Director of Progress

Mr R Ellis

Photo of Mr R Ellis - Year Tutor for Sixth Form
Year Tutor