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The Sittingbourne School

Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4NL

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About us

We have developed an innovative and fresh approach to Sixth Form studies, offering a modern and dynamic experience for our students. With a clear commitment to the personal development and well-being of each individual, we support students in selecting a programme which suits their specific strengths, interests and abilities, and provides clear routes of progression for their future.

We offer a unique approach in that we build our curriculum around our students. We provide a full range of both vocational and academic courses, including traditional A levels, Level 3 BTECs and specialist occupational qualifications. We have the highest expectations for our students, and place the utmost importance on supporting them to meet their full potential. 

Students have the benefit of using top quality facilities at The Sittingbourne School and the Vocational Centre. From specialist sports resources; our own recording studio; modern performance spaces and excellent ICT provision, this new curriculum broadens the number of subjects we are able to offer at the School, as well as providing the best expertise from staff within the Trust. 

We also believe in the development of independent learning and transferable skills and, as a consequence, offer a varied enrichment programme including work experience opportunities, mentoring and support for younger students, and the chance to organise and oversee fundraising events to name a few. 

We welcome applications from external students as well as those studying in Year 11 at The Sittingbourne School, and look forward to working with you in the future.

Student support

Students are extremely well supported through their studies in sixth form and also offered a range of events and activities to support their progression plans into higher education, apprenticeships or employment, as well as support for their general wellbeing. Much of this is covered within our Skills4Life programme, which every student will engage in for one period a week. 

What makes us different?

Alongside our curriculum and facilities, students also have a range of opportunities to select from to develop their character, confidence and employability skills. These options are personalised, are there to support your personal development and are flexible to work around your chosen pathway. 

We are proud to offer a thriving ambassador programme and an exciting range of trips each year – for example this year included a day trip to Barcelona, various London trips, including the Shard and the Tower of London, along with a four day trip to New York City (which included visits to the New York stock exchange, Empire State Building, Times Square, Ground Zero site, Statue of Liberty, Madison Square Gardens to watch an NBA basketball game, the Brooklyn Bridge, a Broadway show, a bike ride through Central Park and a shopping trip to Macy’s).  

Additional information

When considering which courses you will apply for, make sure you are looking at the right level of study for you.

Our general entry requirements are:- 

•A Levels – advanced courses, 2 year study programme, with an average entry requirement of a range of grade 5+ qualifications, including English and mathematics. Some subjects may 

have additional entry requirements.

•BTEC Level 3 – advanced courses, 2 year study programme, with an average entry requirement of a range of grade 4+ qualifications, including English and mathematics. Some 

subjects may have additional entry requirements.

•BTEC Level 2/City and Guilds – 1 year programme, which could lead on to further studies, with an average entry requirements of a range of grade 1 or above, including English and mathematics


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