Kelmscott offers a bespoke Post-16 provision. the focus is on personalised learning, learning and developing wider skills necessary for the workplace and further study, and qualifications that reflect students' needs for an independent identity.
This provision is aimed at students who arrive in the country at Key Stage 3, or Year 10 or 11, or SEN students who would like to spend an extra year in school before moving onto college.
Our mission is to help every student achieve more than they thought possible, whether the next step is education or entering the world of work. Our Post 16 curriculum is in tune with the needs of the employment market and aims to prepare our sixth form for a changing society. We expect all students to move onto college or work at the end of their time on the Sixth form.
Your Post 16 options are among the most important decisions you will ever have to make; decisions shape your future. affecting where and what you study at university, and the fulfillment of your career aspirations. At Kelmscott you will benefit from small classes dedicated subject staff, which will enable you to maximise your academic potential - but Kelmscott also recognises your need to become more independent and to take responsibility.
The Post 16 team will be there for advice and guidance in all matters, and especially in preparing you for the challenges ahead. You will be treated as adults, being listened to, and forming part of the decision-making process on student issues at school.
Post 16 provision at Kelmscott offers a broad choice of subjects and levels of study, from Level 1 to Level 2 and BTECs to GCSEs. Since its inception in 2012, we have expanded, with:
Student numbers increasing
More subjects offered
Improved facilities designated solely to senior students
Successful partnership with Forest Pathway College and other local institutions
Our staff are fully committed to bringing out the best in everyone, enabling students to achieve academic success so they can reach the crucial common goal -progression, whether that is moving to higher level study, gaining a place at university, or progressing to employment or pastoral care and enrichment activities.
We look forward to your application
Mr Anthony Lines
Head of Post 16 Provision
How to Apply
Come along to one of our open evenings to find out about Kelmscott's Post 16 Provision and have your questions answered.
Fill in an application form and return to the school for the order of Post 16 Provision.
What do we offer?
Small class sizes
One-to-one academic mentoring and advice on further education and careers
Enrichment activities and trips
Dedicated study area for Post 16 students
Learning Resource Centre
Starting in year 12 the emphasis will very much be upon treating you the students as young adults. You will therefore be more responsible for your own progress than in years 7 - 11. Students are expected to act in a more mature manner and will have more time to work independently while being supported by the safe school environment that Kelmscott School offers.
All students starting at Kelmscott's Post 16 Provision will be eligible to apply for the 16-19 Bursary Fund. The bursary is a fund that helps students financially and is made up of two parts:
Vulnerable learners are guaranteed to receive a minimum of £1200 during the academic year.
These learners are identified as:
Young people in care/care leavers
Young people in receipt of income support
Young people in receipt of both Disability Living Allowance and Employment Support Allowance
The Discretionary Bursary will be distributed to students who face genuine financial hardship and will be allocated according to the student's needs. To apply for a bursary you will need to complete an application form which is available from the KS5 office.
Kelmscott School is part of the NUS Extra scheme, where students can enjoy discounts from a range of retailers and other services.