Student Support

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form aims to develop confident, positive, reflective and successful young people.  Central to this is our excellent pastoral system.

Students are allocated to forms to encourage them to mix with students from a variety of schools and across different subjects. As far as possible, Form Tutors remain with this group of students throughout their time in the Sixth Form. Form Tutors work in partnership with one of our team of six Senior Tutors to ensure that all students are able to enjoy their time in our Sixth Form, maximise their potential and are prepared for the challenges of the wider world. We also have a Student Support Manager assigned to each year group.

We have trained over sixty of our students to work with new students as Peer Mentors. Each Year 12 form is supported by a small team of Year 13 students to help aid transition to Sixth Form life and A Level study.

In addition, some students will be identified to take part in our Mentoring Programme. Students are identified for mentoring on the basis of attainment compared with target grades, attitude to learning, attendance and nomination by Form or Senior Tutor.

We also have a Counsellor who works with students on a range of issues. Students can email directly for an appointment or ask for a referral via their Senior Tutor.

"Students’ overall behaviour in the Sixth Form is outstanding. The arrangements that Sixth Form leaders put into place to ensure that students feel safe and develop an understanding of potential risks, and how to deal with them in contemporary society, are equally outstanding."

— Dr Andy Swallow (February 2015)