We have tried our best to answer any questions you may have on this page, but if there is anything else you wish to ask please don’t hesitate to contact us here.

What do I do if i am unwell and cannot attend sixth form?

We hope that this will not be the case. However, if you are too ill to attend Sixth Form, your parent/carer needs to ring school on 0161 6241484 and report your absence to the absence line.

Can I work whilst attending sixth form?

You are asked not to take holidays during term time as missing lessons will impact on your progress at Sixth Form.

Can I take holidays during term time?

You may have a part-time job. However, your shifts must be outside of the school day. You cannot take time off Sixth Form to go to work. We strongly recommend that you complete paid work for less than 10 hours per week so that you can concentrate on your studies.

Can I take time off for driving lessons / test?

Driving lessons are not permitted during the school day. Sixth Formers may book one driving test during term time.

How do you monitor my progress?

The Sixth Form Team liaise with subject teachers and Heads of Department regularly regarding Sixth Formers’ progress. If we identify that your are struggling or not making progress, intervention and support will be put in place.

Do you have a prayer room?

Yes, we have a prayer room that is available to all Sixth Form Students.

Do you provide transport to and from sixth form?

Yes, as well as being situated close to public transport links, we also provide a dedicated school bus service which reaches Uppermill, Ashton, Rochdale, Shaw, and more. Please see our Travel to Sixth Form page for more information.

Can I get help deciding which subject to study at sixth form?

During your Subject Guidance meeting with a member of the Sixth Form Team, you can discuss your preferred subjects from our wide range of courses available.

Do I have to be in sixth form for the whole day?

At the start of Year 12 students are to be in 8.40am – 3.20pm every day (except Q Wednesday when students may leave at 1.10pm). Sixth Form students who do not have a timetabled session Period 4 are permitted to have early access to the school restaurant/sign out of school for lunch from 12.10pm.

From the Easter of Year 12, and throughout Year 13, the majority of students will have earned extra Sixth Form privileges. This means students only have to attend Sixth Form for your timetabled sessions. This includes lessons, ILC sessions, Personal Development periods, Lecture periods, PM Registrations and scheduled Progress Meetings.

Do I need to provide my own paper / exercise books? Do I need a laptop?

You will be given subject specific guidance regarding what you need to bring. This will be clarified in pre-enrolment. Sixth Formers do not need a laptop but many find it useful to own one.

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The Blue Coat Sixth Form is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is www.cranmereducationtrust.com and the phone number 0161 785 5082.