Welcome to the Oakgrove Sixth Form Student Area of the Website!
Here you can find information regarding Registration, Absence Procedures, Dress Code, Behaviour, Communication, Part-time Work and Access to Resources.
Registration is compulsory for students and runs from 8:30 – 8:40am. This is an important time for you to catch up with your Mentor and keep up to date with notices. The only exception to this rule is if you have a Study Period during lesson 1; in this case you may come to school later but you must sign in at Reception when you do arrive. If you are in school from 8.30-8.40 you must attend registration even if you have a study period during lesson 1.
Planned Absence (including medical appointments):
Year 12: parents/carers should supply authorisation in advance via email, telephone or written note.
Year 13: students should complete a purple absence form in advance and hand it in to the Sixth Form Office.
Unexpected Absence (including illness):
Year 12: parents/carers should contact the school (by phone or email) on the morning of any absence (and any subsequent days).
Year 13: students/parents/careers must contact the school (by phone or email) on the morning of any absence (and any subsequent days). Students must also complete a purple absence form on their return to school.
If a student has to go home during the school day because they start to feel unwell then they must inform the Sixth Form Office BEFORE leaving school. We will inform parents/careers of year 12 students and year 13 students must complete a purple absence form on their return to school.
6th form abscence contact details:
At Oakgrove we have a reputation for our students wearing the school uniform and being proud of the excellent school they attend. The uniform represents the school in and around the local community. In the Sixth Form we do not expect students to wear a uniform, however, it is expected that students will be well presented and dress in an appropriate way to attend school. Students are free to express themselves whilst at the same time by dressing appropriately for the Oakgrove School.
Whilst there will be a degree of flexibility there are some items which will not be considered appropriate. These include: any ripped denim, sports shorts, jogging bottoms, strappy or low-cut tops, T-Shirts with offensive writing/logos, over the knee boots or very short skirts/dresses/shorts. Hair colour(s) should be natural and styles should not be extreme. This list is not exhaustive and individual judgements may be made about the dress or appearance by members of the Sixth Form Team or Senior Leadership Team.
Students also agree to the following restrictions whilst in and moving around main school.
- No hats/hoods to be worn (these should be removed in all lessons)
- No mobile phones, headphones or MP3 players to be out or being used in the main school (subject to risk of confiscation)
- No hot drinks
There is a lot more responsibility on students in the Sixth Form; as young adults you are expected to behave in a mature and responsible manner, setting a good example to students in the younger years.
Please check your emails regularly as you will receive regular updates on Sixth Form news, opportunities and events you may like to get involved in as well as information on University Taster Days and Careers Fairs.
Part Time Work
We encourage students to have part time jobs as this is a good way of developing key skills and gaining valuable work experience. However, be sensible with the amount of hours you choose to work. Remember, your Sixth Form courses are going to be more challenging than GCSEs and will require a lot of extra study; you need to leave yourself enough time to complete your Sixth Form work thoroughly, as well as still having time for your own interests and of course some fun! It is not recommended that students take paid employment of more than 12 hours per week. Additionally, this must not take place during school hours 8.30am to 3pm.
Access to Resources
The Sixth Form Study Centre
Open from 8am until 4pm Monday to Friday.
The Media Suite is available for students to use after school every day from 3 – 4pm.
The library is open to Sixth Form students during the school day as well as after school from 3 – 4pm. There is a dedicated Sixth Form section within the library that students can use as well as ICT resources.