Pastoral and Careers Support
We know that life in the Sixth Form presents its challenges. Year 12 and 13 students receive gold-standard pastoral care from their tutor, Housemaster or Housemistress. Tutor groups are single-sex and meet their tutor every day. There is always support available to deal with anything that is troubling a student. All Year 12 students do a course in mindfulness to give them a tool-kit to manage the demands of life.
We want Sixth Formers to be aware of life outside Forest. We believe that Sixth Formers should undertake community service, volunteering and work experience and so these are a key part of The Forest Diploma. In the classroom, they also take courses in life, professional and essential skills. These experiences, alongside our ‘Next Steps’ programme, help them make informed decisions about their future.
The specialist Sixth Form team help Sixth Formers take on life beyond the white gates with confidence – whether that’s an exciting gap year, a place at medical school, an apprenticeship with a City accountancy firm, or a place at the university of their dreams.