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Our sixth form is an exciting and engaging place to study: a step up from the challenges of GCSE but with all the familiarity and support of a high school environment. We pride ourselves on our personalised approach and pastoral care – our students are part of a tight-knit community. Our experienced staff will support you every step of the way, with expert teaching, support and encouragement, and a shared passion for helping you succeed.

Thomas Paine sixth form is a fantastic bridge into the world of work or further study at university. We are ambitious for our students and our careers programme will help you get where you want to go. We go beyond academic qualifications. We will develop your life skills. We will challenge you and give you responsibility, through our students’ union, societies, and work experience programme.
With our cutting-edge facilities, we offer the best extracurricular activities – drama, dance, music, art and sport – both in dedicated sessions for our sixth formers and working with younger pupils.

Our prospectus gives you an overview of life at Thomas Paine Sixth Form, but we would love to welcome you to see it for yourself.

Get in touch or visit our website for details of our open evenings or to arrange a chat about how you can find your future with us.

Michael Fordham


Welcome to Thomas Paine Sixth Form.  We are an inclusive community, with the aim of delivering high quality, relevant courses that meet the needs of all our students.  We offer both A Level and Vocational Courses, covering a wide range of subjects, that open up lots of opportunities for employment or further study. We want our students to be the next generation of leaders who inspire others in whichever profession or pathway you choose for your future.

Assistant Principal Sixth Form Helen Thomas JonesChoosing the right sixth form is an important and exciting decision to have the privilege to  make. We will help you progress to impressive university courses and successful careers. 

Here at Thomas Paine Sixth Form we focus on academic progress & achievement, personal development and well-being and have high aspirations for your future. During your Sixth Form journey you will be provided with excellent academic and pastoral guidance. We will support and challenge you to aim high and our committed staff are always available to empower you to achieve your goals. 

I look forward to meeting you and working with you during your time at Thomas Paine Sixth Form.

Helen Thomas-Jones

Head of Sixth Form