The Sixth Form Team

We want your time at The Blue Coat School Sixth Form to be happy and productive. The Director of Sixth Form, Head of Sixth Form, Directors of Learning, dedicated Progress Leads, Sixth Form Tutors and specialist subject teachers all operate in close consultation to give you the support and guidance you need with every step of your journey.

Welcome to the Sixth Form Team

Mrs Tipler

Deputy Headteacher and Director of Sixth Form

Miss Barnes

Assistant Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form

Miss Elliott

Director of Learning for Year 12

Miss Richardson

Director of Learning for Year 13

Ms Weightman

Pastoral Support Officer

Mr Lowe

Sixth Form Studies Support Manager

Mrs Binns

Sixth Form Administrator

Sixth Form Tutor

The excellent level of pastoral care provided in Years 7-11 at The Blue Coat School is continued into the Sixth Form. Students will be allocated a personal tutor and all tutor groups are also members of the school house system. 

Form tutors are the first port of call for all students and parents, and the relationship between tutors and students is one of the foundations on which our successful Sixth Form is built.

Tutors will: 
  • Provide daily support, both academic and emotional
  • Monitor tutee attendance
  • Help track academic progress
  • Support tutees in their post 18 destination application 
  • Deliver a high quality personalised tutor programme. 
  • Provide your reference for application to university, apprenticeship or employment.

Progress Lead

We realise that the transition from GCSE to A Level is sometimes difficult, we also recognise that A Levels are hard work and sometimes you my need additional support and guidance to ensure that you reach your full potential. Students who need additional support to help them on their A Level journey are often assigned a Sixth Form Progress Lead to meet fortnightly, who will help you to develop the necessary skills and strategies to make your time at Blue Coat a success.