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Malcolm Arnold Academy

At Malcolm Arnold Academy we seek to broaden the horizons of each and every one of our students, helping them to achieve at the highest level both academically and in their talents outside the classroom.

Sixth Form

Malcolm Arnold Academy Sixth Form is a proud and co-educational Sixth Form for students aged 16-19. Sixth Form life at Malcolm Arnold Academy School should feel in part like an undergraduate campus but one that has much more support than universities can offer. In this respect our focus goes beyond ensuring excellent academic provision and incorporates a commitment to providing all students with access to world-class enrichment opportunities and wellbeing support.

Teaching and Learning

We firmly believe that the implementation of a challenging, broad, and rich curriculum should be supported by the creation of a learning environment where all students feel safe and valued. Fundamentally, any Sixth Form needs exceptional teaching at its core. At Malcolm Arnold Sixth Form we strive to ensure that all lessons are delivered by experts who have an abundant pool of subject knowledge on which to draw, to allow students to reach and exceed the demands of the curriculum. All subject staff take part in regular professional development aimed at incorporating the latest developments in teaching and learning research to enable them to deliver truly outstanding lessons.


We are proud to endorse wellbeing as our next priority at Malcolm Arnold Academy Sixth Form. We have introduced a bespoke ‘Wellbeing Curriculum’ that includes several activities that directly address student wellbeing. Whether as a PSHE lesson, Education visits, or a celebration bingo, student wellbeing is a key part of life at Malcolm Arnold Academy School Sixth Form. We are fortunate to have a strong pastoral team including full time Pastoral Support, along with tutors and head of year for the Sixth Form team is here to secure student wellbeing.

We firmly believe that sixth formers should have a say in the issues that affect them, and so students are also given the opportunity to join our well-developed Leadership and Ambassador team. Senior students debate and make decisions that have a tangible impact on sixth form life. They lead the organisation of fundraising events, social events, and act as excellent ambassadors for the school during events such as the sixth form open evening.


Our enrichment programme is outstanding and offers all students the chance to grow beyond the curriculum and develop wider skills. Students can become involved in a broad range of leadership roles within the academy; widen their knowledge of the arts and cultural events; involve themselves in either competitive sports or exercise for fun; attend clubs and societies; engage in community projects and fundraising activities and build a repertoire of experiences that will give them the confidence to lead others in their future life. We furnish the students with the qualifications, skills and attributes to compete with any other young people, for the best university and college places, or the career of their choice. For further information please see our enrichment booklet.


The final part of Sixth Form life that we want to advertise here is our careers advice. Whether considering university, apprenticeships, or the workplace we have experts at Malcolm Arnold Academy who can support you. Students are encouraged to complete work experience, work shadowing, completion of the National Citizen Service and online work experience. We have had significant success in recent years and are committed to ensure that all students find destinations that are right for them.

Join Our Alumni

After leaving MA6, keep in touch with us by joining our Alumni. This enables us to keep you informed about the latest news and developments as well as potentially providing opportunities to current students. This could include anything from careers insight and mentoring to work experience.  

There are many ways you can keep in touch with us and your fellow alumni. The best way to keep us informed of where you’re now located and what you are doing is to update your details online. This will also give you the option of being included in our database.

Please email to sign up for the Malcolm Arnold academy School Official Alumni or to update your details.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Year 12 Admissions in Malcolm Arnold Sixth Form do not hesitate to contact: 


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