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Holly set to change lives in the Rainbow Nation

Year 13 learner Holly Buchan is to travel as a volunteer to South Africa with Project Trust to help those less fortunate than herself. Following a long application process, Holly was invited to attend a gruelling selection course involving tough tasks, challenges and team-building activities. She was very pleased when she was informed that she had been successful in her application.

Holly is currently raising money to fund her once in a lifetime trip where she will share her passions and energy with the children and families in the community. Holly’s volunteer work will cover teaching, social care and outward bound projects.£6200 is the amount needed to fund the trip so Holly has begun her fundraising by planning lots of events including tackling the Three Peaks at night with family and friends, a quiz night, bag packing and a coffee morning, a bake sale, non-uniform day and sponsored sports events.

We are a great school with great aspirations; proud of our history and heritage yet always looking to the future. The two years in Sixth Form are probably the most important in your education and will determine the path you take in life.

There has never been a better time to study in our Sixth Form: our school has excellent facilities, offers a wide choice of courses and our A-level results remain in the top 10% nationally. We are very proud of our students’ achievements with the overwhelming majority progressing to university or directly into a career. This reflects the strong sense of dedication, care and support we offer.

Our Sixth Form curriculum offers opportunities for high achievement and a range of experiences in a friendly and caring atmosphere.

We offer a wide range of subjects to meet both the interests and potential of our learners.

In order to support learners through the UCAS process, application for apprenticeships and other options once they leave school, we have put together a guide, together with links to the most important web pages, which we hope you will find useful. 

Post-18 useful information

KS5 Performance Information - August 2017

It was a pleasure to see our Year 13 leaners return for their A Level and Vocational Level results which once again are in line with the national average with learners gaining an average A Level score of a grade C and significantly achieving a grade A/B for Vocational subjects. After an anxious couple of hours on results day for two learners awaiting notification from “Clearing”, we have 100% of our leaners going on to study at University they applied for and all others going on to apprenticeship, college or employment.

At the Denys Salt Sixth Form we have lots of enrichment activities that help to develop and widen your interests and also broaden your understanding. All Sixth Form learners participate in some aspect of our enrichment programme. The menu is broad and diverse and evolves in line with what learners want to do.

Our Enrichment Programme includes:

Our school days are an important part of a lifelong journey of learning and discovery. It is great to hear when a former leaner has just achieved their degree in their chosen subject or that one has secured employment in their chosen career. Here we catch up with some of our former learners.