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Welcome to the Sixth Form

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Nottingham High School

Nottingham High School has a thriving Sixth Form community of over 200 students.  Our aim is to provide all students with a wealth of opportunities, the highest quality teaching, excellent pastoral support and an exciting range of co-curricular activities. 

Moving into the Sixth Form is very much a transition from traditional learning to an emphasis on independent thinking and self-motivated study.  As well as the tremendous opportunities to achieve academic success, our students are also encouraged to develop their interests within a wide programme of intellectual, sporting, leisure and social pursuits. 

The culture of the Sixth Form is driven by high expectations and high aspirations. Our community is achieving, driven and confident, and Nottingham High School takes every opportunity to celebrate success and support students in meeting ambitious targets.

Students and staff work in a spirit of mutual respect underpinned by intellectual curiosity.

New freedoms bring new responsibilities and our students are expected to act as role models for the younger pupils and to embrace opportunities to take on leadership roles.  Whether this is as a prefect, a language ambassador, an officer in the CCF, directing music and verse-speaking choirs, or as a younger pupil’s Maths buddy, we see this as an important part of their personal development.

Our Sixth Formers demonstrate a genuine desire to take on new responsibilities.  We are proud to see our students leaving the school as confident, interesting and intellectually inquisitive young adults, equipped not just with qualifications but with a rich diversity of experiences and skills, and an appetite for new challenges. 

David Gillett
Assistant Head (Head of Sixth Form)

Sixth Form Frequently Asked Questions



To find out more about our Sixth Form and Nottingham High School, we recommend attending one or more of the events that we put on in the Autumn term. As well as the Open Morning, we offer a Sixth Form Open Evening on the 17th October for prospective Sixth Form students where there is opportunity to meet the Sixth Form team, our subject teachers and some of our current Sixth Form students. 

We also offer two types of Taster Days to allow prospective students to experience the Sixth Form environment and typical A Level lessons. We offer general Taster Days for all subjects (including Science and Maths) and also a subject specific day that focuses on Science and Maths. 

The Taster Days will take place on: 

Tuesday 16th October

Tuesday 6th November

Thursday 22nd November

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Taster Days will take place on: 

Wednesday 10th October

Wednesday 7th November

Wednesday 21st November

Please register here.

We are always happy to offer individual tours for parents and students, as well as individual taster days. Please register or get in touch with the Head of Sixth Form, Mr David Gillett ( for more information.