On behalf of the students, staff and governors I welcome you to Arden Sixth Form and invite you to be part of our future success.

Arden Sixth Form is a Post 16 school and is part of the Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy. In Arden you will find a thriving, energetic and friendly community where pupils achieve excellent results in both academic and vocational courses. It provides a caring and supportive environment where every individual matters.

Here at Arden we recognise that a 21st century education needs to prepare young people for a fast moving, global economy. Along with ensuring students fulfil and exceed their academic potential, we also endeavour to develop their transferable, inter-personal skills which hold great weight in the world of work. In order to make this a reality we offer a wide range of enrichment activities and leadership opportunities along with bespoke careers information, advice and guidance.

The Stationers’ Company sponsorship has helped us build invaluable links with the City of London, which in turn helps students build links with industry themselves. The Stationers’ Business Mentoring Scheme allows students a vast array of opportunities that include mentoring and work placement to mention just a few.

Our excellent results are just one of many reasons why you should consider joining us. However, Arden is about so much more than results. We want students to:

  • Enjoy their learning and the whole sixth form experience;
  • Develop a ‘growth mind-set’ and an intellectual curiosity beyond the classroom;
  • Build resilience, confidence and independence;
  • Make a positive impact on their own communities;
  • and progress to the university, apprenticeship or career of their choice.

We will work very hard with students and parents to help achieve these aims and ensure students have both an enjoyable and successful time at Arden Sixth Form.

The dedication of staff to ensure that every student succeeds in all aspect of their academic life is a key ingredient in Arden’s success. In line with the ‘human scale’ ethos of the academy you will notice a supportive, collegiate warmth within Arden. Help is always at hand, no matter the problem or concern, not only from your tutor, whom you will see on a daily basis, but also from members of the leadership team and support staff.

Our prospectus will give you details of the extensive range of academic and vocational courses on offer. The curriculum offer is broad, balanced and flexible which enables a mixture of these courses to be taken. Teaching is regularly monitored to ensure you receive the best learning experience possible.

This, added to our outstanding facilities, will hopefully help you decide that Arden sixth form is the right place for you. At Arden students have access to contemporary, purpose-built facilities, which include: well-resourced private study areas, IT facilities, lecture theatres and social areas. The environment is designed to meet the needs of all students offering a friendly, diverse and welcoming atmosphere for up to 450 students.

Should you wish to apply to Arden Sixth Form and become part of our future success; the application form can be found on our admissions page.