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Sixth form

At The Rise Sixth Form we aim to build aspirations, to inspire and to motivate students so that they have the opportunity to make the best choices in life and reach their full potential.

Our specialist team will work tirelessly to ensure that students have the support they need to be successful in their chosen courses. All students at The Rise Sixth Form will have a personalised timetable and will follow an individual learning programme designed to fulfil the aims and ambitions of the student. Also sixth form students will learn alongside staff and peers, and will be encouraged to develop their individuality and achieve their potential.

When pupils are not in lessons located at the West Thames College they will be supported at the sixth form base. Staff will be on hand to help students prepare for lessons, support with coursework assignments, and help students review their learning and prepare for exams. Students will also be supported with time management, revision skills, essay writing and exam access and arrangements.


Our co-located model 

The Rise Sixth Form is working in partnership with West Thames College to offer students the best of both worlds. Being co-located means that our students are able to access the wide variety of courses at West Thames College and attend lessons in their chosen course alongside students from the college.

However, sixth form will have its own bespoke and separate facilities, staffed by our highly skilled and specialist team. This allows us to provide a structured, autism-friendly environment that replicates the high quality facilities on offer at The Rise School. The sixth form facilities include:

  • additional classrooms to deliver our wraparound curriculum
  • a supervised study hub
  • a common room
  • gym equipment
  • access to quiet rooms.


Term dates


Autumn term 2021

Wednesday 1 September: INDUCTION (Year 12s only)

Thursday 2 September: INDUCTION

Friday 3 September: INDUCTION 

Monday 6 September: Start of term for pupils

Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October: Autumn half term

Monday 1 November: INSET (college closed to pupils)

Friday 17 December: Last day of term 

Spring term 2022

Monday 3 January: Bank Holiday

Tuesday 4 January: Start of term for pupils

Friday 11 February: INSET (college closed to pupils)

Monday 14 to Friday 18 February: Spring half term

Friday 1 April: Last day of term 

Summer term 2022

Tuesday 19 April: Start of term for pupils

Monday 2 May: May Day Bank Holiday (college closed to pupils)

Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June: Summer half term

Friday 8 July: INSET (college closed to pupils)

Monday 11 July: INSET (college closed to pupils)

Wednesday 20 July: Last day of term 

Thursday 21 July: INSET (college closed to pupils)