Welcome to Highcliffe Sixth Form

At Highcliffe, we are passionate about enabling each individual to achieve their full potential.

    In the Sixth Form by raising their aspirations, supporting them on to the right pathway and helping them develop the skills they need to achieve very high levels of academic success as well as a lifelong love of learning. We aim to challenge and inspire all our students in a Sixth Form that is exciting and forward-looking. Our results are excellent, as is our reputation which goes well beyond the local area.

    Highcliffe’s Sixth Form deserves the first-rate reputation for academic and creative excellence provided in a caring and respectful environment. High-quality specialist resources and generously equipped classrooms enable our experienced, highly-qualified teaching staff to provide students with a stimulating, challenging and supportive ‘pre-Undergraduate’ level education in their chosen subjects. Lessons at Highcliffe are characterised by high expectations, diverse and engaging teaching, and mutually respectful relationships between students and staff. Care is taken to ensure that private study is thoughtfully planned by teachers to maximise the impact it has on lessons. Students can work in well-equipped study rooms alongside their peers with teachers never too far away if assistance is needed. Highcliffe Sixth Form students develop a very strong independent work ethic during their time here, setting them up well for future success as an undergraduate or on entering employment or further training.

    We work closely with university admissions tutors at Oxford, Cambridge, the Russell Group and other universities, as well as with careers guidance specialists, to ensure our courses offer students the best chance of advancement at 18. Our courses are all carefully chosen to ensure our Year 13 students apply for university or employment and training with the most widely-recognised, highly-respected qualifications. Students are given specialist guidance and support in preparing university and employment applications. An additional range of extra classes and activities occur supporting Oxbridge applicants. As a result we have a very strong track record of success with Highcliffe Sixth Formers progressing on to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

    A dedicated team of Sixth Form leaders, support staff and form tutors work with our students on a daily basis to support them, encourage them and help them overcome challenges in their learning. A wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities provide opportunities for sometimes life-changing new experiences and personal development.

    What also makes us special is our caring and respectful ethos. Our Sixth Formers tell us how much they enjoy and value coming here every day, how much they appreciate the atmosphere and the way they are treated.

    While I am certain of the excellence of our Sixth Form, there is no need to take my word for it. Read what our students say about the Sixth Form in the prospectus and listen to what they say at Open Evening; you will find they share my views. Talk to our staff and you will hear for yourself the passion for learning and commitment to excellence which underpins our success.

    Patrick Earnshaw - Headteacher

    Why choose Highcliffe Sixth Form?

    • High quality learning experience
    • Excellent exam results and progression into Higher Education
    • Extensive range of courses
    • Excellent facilities including Sixth Form Cafe, Study Centre, Art Studio, Music Recording Studio, Fitness Suite, Language Labs, state-of-the-art Technology Centre
    • High quality ICT provision and online resources
    • Gifted and Talented Lead School
    • Excellent Higher Education and careers support
    • Exceptional preparation for Oxbridge and medical applications, university admissions tests and interviews
    • "Outstanding pastoral care, guidance and support" - Ofsted
    • Strong student voice
    • Comprehensive programme of enrichment activities, trips and social events
    • Financial support, travel subsidies and Sixth Form transport service


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Welcome to Highcliffe Sixth Form


Year 13 Art and Design Update

Year 13 Art and Design Celebration of Work Exhibition and Foundation Interviews

Meet the Scientist

STEM work brings Highcliffe and Southampton University together for yet another excellent experience.

Sisters win gold in Karate Championships

Three sisters, who attend Highcliffe School, bring back gold from the South England Martial Arts Open Karate Championships.

Sixth Formers try their hand at life drawing

12 of our Year 13’s took part in University style life drawing sessions at Arts University Bournemouth, giving them valuable experience in further education.

Highcliffe Historians at 'The Great War Debate'

Highcliffe Sixth Form history students traveled to Bath to take part in a Question Time-style debate on WW1, chaired by BBC Newsnight's Mark Urban

Power to Perform

Nutritional Advice for Examinations

Year 7 and 8 Girls Sports Success!

Year 7 netball team make it through to County Finals after hard fought tournament and our Year 8 girls football make it into the final of the County Cup!

Successful first day of Year 10 Mock Interviews

Our first round of mock interviews sees 91 of our students conduct themself professionally and confidently

English Chess Federation Regional Finals

Highcliffe School hosts EFC Regional Final with Wellington College, Berkshire