Allerton High School, Leeds
West Yorkshire LS17 7AG

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About Us

We believe we offer a really outstanding Post 16 experience focusing on supporting the whole person rather than just academic progress. Entry to our Sixth Form is open to present Year 11 students but we are delighted to see so many students come and join us from other schools for their Post 16 studies. Our aim is to give students the opportunities and qualifications needed to progress and make the transition to Higher Education or the world of work.

We are a close knit welcoming community, in which students feel valued, supported and challenged. Strong student voice means that we shape our provision in response to the feedback from our students and their parent/carers to ensure that we are constantly improving and adapting to the ever changing demands of the wider economy. OFSTED visited in December 2018 and their report states that "Student achievement in Post 16 is outstanding. They reach high levels of attainment. Students have high expectations of themselves. They apply for courses which interest them. But that also shows how ambitious they are. Due to high quality advice and guidance on transition into sixth form, the vast majority of students choose to study courses that are relevant to their career aspirations and match their abilities". The Ofsted inspectors also stated that "Students in the sixth form say that they are well supported pastorally and they feel safe. They too, appreciate the focus of school leaders in ensuring the positive mental health of students in the sixth form." Our 2018 results highlighted this rapid improvement with 46% of results at A*-B and 73% at C or better. Just over a third of our students who applied to University went on to Russell Group Universities, with others securing places on School Leavers' Programmes with companies such as KPMG. Over the past 3 years ALPS (an independent assessor of A Level provision) rates our performance as "excellent", grade 3 on a 1 - 9 scale for Advanced Level results.

The Post 16 programme at Allerton High includes a range of initiatives designed to enhance and enrich the experience of our students. This year Year 12 students will take part in Business and Employment programmes such as Building My Skills with Esh Construction as well as local and national enterprise challenges such as Leeds Enterprise Advisory Programme (LEAP). Our Post 16 team were successful in reaching the National Finals of the Debating Matters competition in 2017 and are keen to improve on that. We are proud of our success in these areas in recent years, and the impact these have had on our students.

We are proud of our partnership work with companies like Unifrog, as well as the Basketball Academy and LLS.  The Basketball Academy has been very successful since it began in 2013.  Not only have we made the U18 National Finals twice but it has also seen our students secure some fantastic opportunities in the USA and the UK.  Our partnership with LLS has meant that we are able to offer a very high quality coaching programme at Level 3 to our students.  The course also involves amazing opportunities overseas in countries as diverse as America, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China and Norway.

Post 16 Prospectus

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