The New Sixth is an exciting collaboration between St Gregory’s Catholic Sixth Form College and St Mark’s Church of England School, funded and supported by Bath and North East Somerset council. Located at the southern gateway to the World heritage city of Bath, The New Sixth is a purpose-built learning environment of the highest quality, including a dedicated learning resource centre for Sixth Form students on our new site adjacent to St Gregory’s. All Sixth Form courses will take place at St Gregory’s, making full use of existing facilities, with expert tuition from teachers of St Gregory’s and St Mark’s.
We continue to work towards the development of Phase 2 of The New Sixth that will include a dedicated performance and gathering space and a home for our chaplaincy, a centre for the spiritual and pastoral support for our students that we have named ‘The Well’. Our fundraising campaign ‘The Gateway’ has already raised a considerable sum towards the cost of this additional development and we look forward to building on this success over the coming year. It is our plan to open Phase 2 of The New Sixth in 2015.
The New Sixth provides a unique post-16 experience in the state sector in Bath and North East Somerset: a high-quality Sixth Form education with outstanding pastoral support and a wide range of enrichment activities, inspired by our Christian values.
For us, this means that each student is uniquely gifted and will be supported in his or her Sixth Form programme in the best traditions of both schools. We build on the outstanding academic tradition of our schools to inspire our students towards the best possible outcomes, enabling them to continue their journey in the educational or employment setting of their choice. Just as important to us, however, are the values our students learn while they are with us and take into the wider world. We want to develop future leaders who will take their place in society as well rounded, caring and principled citizens.
You are very welcome to come and see our outstanding new Sixth Form. Our open evenings are held in the autumn and spring terms, with all dates advertised on our website. Prospective students are also welcome to make an appointment to visit the New Sixth on a normal day to see for yourself all that The New Sixth has to offer.