Sixth Form

Goodwin Academy Sixth Form is a dynamic and innovative place for young people to learn.

In order to accommodate our increasing number of young people effectively, we offer a wide variety of courses, including traditional A Levels, BTEC courses and Cambridge Technicals, as well as GCSE English and Mathematics, Level 2 Pathway and a Traineeship Programme. It is our firm belief that every young person can benefit from Sixth Form education and that it is our duty to ensure that young people are given the choices that will enable them to achieve to their fullest potential.

As well as providing a wealth of courses for our young people, Goodwin Academy Sixth Form seeks to develop our students both socially and emotionally. We offer a leadership programme that provides the opportunity for our Sixth Form students to act as teaching assistants, peer mentors and role models for the students in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.  We provide ongoing PSHCEE aimed specifically at Sixth Form students, including guidance in crucial areas such as finance, sexual health, road safety, e-safety and drugs and alcohol abuse. Additionally, our students have a variety of sport and social activities in which they can take part.

There are a range of social events held throughout the year, including a Christmas shopping spree, a Year 12 BBQ and Awards afternoon and a Year 13 Leavers’ event.  The Sixth Form Social Committee has been very active in the past, creating exciting social events for our students. To grow our students’ cultural literacy, there is a Model United Nations (MUN) group that regularly meets to discuss how the Sixth Form and the Academy as a whole can actively develop the international dimension. Our India Project offers students an opportunity to experience a totally different environment and many lasting friendships have resulted from this community work.

It is our aim to provide a learning environment in which young people feel safe and valued and for this reason there are strong pastoral systems in place for our Sixth Form students, including a Mentor, a Student Liaison Officer, a Sixth Form Progress Leader and myself as Head of Sixth Form.  We pride ourselves on our strong relationships with our students and their families. We work hard to ensure that students always feel that there is someone willing to listen and help with the various challenges that they might face during these important years.

We very much hope that you find this website useful in providing you with the information you need. However, please feel free to contact the school to either ask further questions or arrange a visit.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Mr Chris Stanley
Head of Sixth Form


Sixth Form contact information

Goodwin Academy Sixth Form,

Salisbury Road,



CT14 7QJ
Tel: 01304 373363

Mr Chris Stanley, Head of Sixth Form – or 01304 373363
Mr Robin Cousins, Key Stage 5 Progress Leader – or 01304 373363
Mrs Linda Howbrook, Sixth Form Attendance Officer –  or 01304 373363 ext 271


Sixth Form Dress Code

Our vision is to prepare students for a successful future in all aspects of their life. We feel that a smart and suitable dress code reflects the responsibility each student must embrace as a member of the Sixth Form, especially as they are role models for younger children throughout the school and a source of pride in the community.

  • Smart trousers/skirt/dress that is not low-cut or revealing. Dark jeans only. No blue or faded denim and no ripped jeans.
  • Only plain leggings (no patterns) are allowed and these must be accompanied with a dress/skirt/long top, no large graphics, offensive/controversial slogans/designs and no see through material.
  • Boys are to wear shirt with collar or polo shirt. Girls’ tops must cover the shoulders, no large graphics, offensive/controversial slogans/designs and no see-through material.
  • Jumpers / cardigans without large graphics, offensive/controversial slogans/designs are not permitted. No hoodies to be worn on school site.
  •  Smart, plain shoes or plain dark trainers of one colour, no trainers with bright colours or logos. No heels higher than 5cm and no flip flops.
  • Outdoor jackets may be worn, no large graphics or offensive/controversial slogans/designs. Outdoor jackets must be removed in the classroom.
  • No caps or hats to be worn in school.
  •  Make up, whilst tolerated, must be kept discreet and sensible.
  • Earrings are allowed but no hooped earrings or flesh tunnels. No facial/body piercing are allowed. Jewellery should adhere to subject specific restrictions for example within practical Science lessons.
  • Hair should be of a natural colour and there should be no extreme hairstyles.
  • Performing Arts and Football Academy students are permitted to wear their official training kit.

The Senior Leadership Team and Sixth Form Teachers have the final judgement in all matters of the dress code.

Sixth Form Application Form

Sixth Form Course Guide

Sixth Form students may be eligible for a Bursary Fund.

Please download the following form to apply and hand back to Mrs Peters.

Bursary Fund Form