Introduction

Established in 2010, St Christopher’s is a Church of England Sixth Form in which the person of Jesus Christ and the message of the gospels lie at the heart of everything we do. We welcome warmly students of all faiths and none, and value the contribution that each and every student, from whatever background, makes to our community. Relationships, respect for each other and mutual support are part and parcel of St Christopher’s ‘Way’. It is this environment, with the emphasis on the nurturing of each person’s well-being as a whole, that provides the ground for academic success.


A warm welcome from the Headmaster - Celebrating 10 years of success

The choice of where to study after compulsory schooling can be daunting. Since opening in 2010, St Christopher’s Sixth Form has already established itself as a leading force in the delivery of A-level and you can be confident that our well qualified and experienced staff are well placed to get the very best from every student. Our 99% pass rate and excellent results for grades A*- C already place us in the top 100 schools nationally, and as a top five provider in Lancashire. Ninety per cent of our university-bound sixth formers gained a place at their first choice university, with a significant proportion now studying at Russell Group institutions, including Oxbridge. These achievements have already opened doors to a brighter future for hundreds of students.

We believe that well-supported, happy and fulfilled students not only perform better in examinations but are also better served by their school and so we place a great emphasis on supporting you culturally, spiritually, physically, and, of course, academically. Ensuring the development of every individual helps to make St Christopher’s “An outstanding” Sixth Form Centre (Ofsted 2016). Each person is cared for by our committed pastoral leaders, our form tutors, our Chaplaincy Team, and our Learning Support Department. We work to ensure that every student has high self-esteem, a commitment to others and an awareness of the deeper issues of life. Young people thrive in the supportive ethos of our Church school.

Should you choose to study with us you will be taught in one of the most modern and complete school sixth forms in the country. The many social spaces - a vibrant student hub, all-day café, and roof garden - are complemented by excellent IT facilities, purpose built specialist classrooms and a dedicated library.We welcome students of all faiths, as well as those of none, who embrace our values and who wish to join us in our anniversary year.

Canon R. D. Jones

Headteacher


A message from the Head of the Sixth Form - Just another year?

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of St Christopher’s Sixth Form.

Over the last ten years, numerous students have passed through our community, progressing to great universities and careers, with many now settled with families and children. Yet none of these lived through and experienced the unforeseen and dramatic national events that led to the lockdown of the Sixth Form last March. It certainly has been a challenging year for everyone! But characteristically, when faced with adversity, our Sixth Form community pulled together; its members supporting each other in a time of crisis, trusting in each other and in the message of the Gospel which remains at the heart of our Sixth Form family. And, though a bumpy ride at times, our students this year have progressed to their chosen destinations with some fantastic results!

We wish them well and we look forward to welcoming you who will follow them.

Just another year?…as if!

Paul F Cuff

Deputy Headteacher/Head of Sixth Form


Why choose St Christopher's Sixth Form?

  • Outstanding track record of academic success with achievement and high grades at A-level with a 100% pass rate
  • Outstanding choice of over thirty A-level courses ranging from the traditional to the more vocational and practical
  • Outstanding information, advice and guidance on higher education, apprenticeships and work
  • Outstanding record of securing places for students at top universities, including Oxbridge.
  • Outstanding teaching from our enthusiastic and qualified teaching staff who make a real effort to respect you as an individual.
  • Outstanding support from your personal tutor who will help you to set targets and monitor your progress.
  • Outstanding programme of enrichment activities which will help you to prepare a strong application for university.
  • Outstanding opportunities for leadership across many areas from sports to music, ecology to spirituality.
  • Outstanding IT facilities and a dedicated library offering a range of materials to support research and learning.
  • Outstanding programme of induction which allows you to feel part of St Christopher's from the moment that you join us.