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Great Wyrley Academy

Great Wyrley Academy

Director of Post-16 Welcome

Thank you for considering Great Wyrley Academy as a place where you can continue your learning and development. I am very proud to be part of the team that will support you through the next stage in your educational journey. I appreciate the choices you will now make are not easy ones and that is why we are here to offer guidance and support through the application stage.

As a Sixth Former at Great Wyrley, you will have the opportunity to be part of a collegiate school alongside Cheslyn Hay Academy. We can offer you a wide and varied selection of subjects and courses. We offer different pathways that include both academic and vocational courses. By utilising the skills and experience at both schools, we are able to offer a breadth of courses to give students more variety and choice. This has been a successful partnership for a number of years and we continue to work together to ensure that the Sixth Form continues to thrive. 

Specialist subject teachers provide the best teaching and learning experiences, enabling all students to maximise their potential and to experience academic success.

In addition, there is a dedicated team of Post-16 staff who provide further support, advice and guidance; your Form Tutor and, of course myself.

When not attending formal timetabled lessons, you will have freedom to manage your own ‘free’ time; choosing to study in the work rooms, to relax in the dedicated Post 16 social area or to participate in one of many enrichment activities on offer. This freedom to choose develops a greater sense of personal responsibility, a skill vital to long-term and life-long success. Students are also given Directed Study and all our students embark on the Extended Qualification Project.  

We pride ourselves at Post-16 in conducting ourselves in a professional manner and we dress accordingly. I am extremely proud of the business dress code that we have in our Sixth Form and if you choose to join us, you will be expected to follow our dress code.

Everyone has the opportunity to be part of large-scale whole-school activities like Children in Need, MacMillan Coffee Morning, Shows, Concerts and many others. The contribution made by our Post-16 students to the life of our school is truly inspirational and you can and will be part of the success story.

We have a Post-16 Leadership team consisting of School Senate. We also have appointed Ambassadors of Sport and Charity. We value the opinions of our students and at Post-16 we encourage you to use your voice and work alongside staff to help us to make improvements around our school . 

By choosing to study at Great Wyrley Academy Post-16 you will be opting to study in an environment with a strong sense of community; where everyone is valued, supported and encouraged to develop both academically and socially.

I look forward to sharing the next part of your educational journey alongside you and offering you a new and exciting experience.

Assistant Headteacher – Mrs K Moore