Welcome from the Head of College, Mr Rob Jones

You have chosen a fantastic time to consider Sixth Form at Rendcomb College. Academic standards are higher than ever, taught by one of the most qualified teaching staff I have ever worked with and housed in a new Sixth Form Centre where the pupils can live, work and thrive.

I am passionate about preparing pupils for life and we have built upon a strong pastoral and academic offering with focused careers guidance; opportunities to network; the chance to run a business; complete work experience and to even run and shape the College itself.

In these changing times, it is more important than ever for schools to deliver an outstanding education; one which promotes a love of learning alongside the development of values that young people need to be successful in the world. You are preparing for a career that has yet to be invented, so while exceptional exam results are required, so too is a depth of character.

Six form girl studying

At Rendcomb College, we believe that you need to experience a range of opportunities and challenges on your way towards a successful life after school and this means that enrichment and the co-curriculum feature highly in developing the whole person. There will be challenges that stretch the comfort zone but we are proud of being a supportive ‘family’ community who look out for one another.

Put simply, we develop the whole person and give them the freedom to fly or fail where the latter stands for ‘First Attempt In Learning’. You can choose from traditional or vocational subjects and, thanks to the small size of the College, are given the individual attention you need. Size means we can tailor, and adapt, our approach to ensure that each and every pupil reaches their potential.

Subjects are enriched with opportunities to ensure breadth and depth such as the Extended Project Qualification, a varied range of academic societies or even through C3 programme where you develop Creation, Collaboration and Communication.

In a small school, you will also get the opportunity to lead; through sport, the performing arts, outdoor education or even through the School Council and committees. You will learn that leadership goes hand in hand with service and all pupils ‘give back’ in ways that range from the Sports Leaders Qualification to teaching in the Junior School, or helping in our partner schools. We also give you the opportunity to spend time in our stylish on-site cottage, Garden House. Here you will take on
the challenge of independent living, managing your time, balancing a food budget and even washing your own clothes.

Every day you will meet with a dedicated tutor who will work with you, monitor your progress and encourage you to try new things and to follow your passions. 

At Rendcomb College, we want you to be a thoughtful, adventurous and ambitious student who is ready to build on your GCSE successes in a caring family environment.

Rob Jones
Head of College

Sixth Form Prospectus

Please take the time to read our Sixth Form prospectus below (or, alternatively, download it as a PDF):