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Our Sixth Form

Simon Langton Grammar Sixth Form is a mixed Sixth Form and represents the pinnacle of our students’ achievements.

A long-standing pillar of the community, we have a history of academic excellence and a tradition of sending our students to the best colleges, institutes, and universities worldwide.

Our school motto, "Meliora Sequamur" (let's aim for better things) underlines our 800-year-old tradition of commitment to excellence and our belief that we are lifted up and borne aloft by the understanding gained by those who have gone before us.

Make the most of your two years:

Your two years with us at Simon Langton Grammar Sixth Form will be a rewarding, challenging and enjoyable experience that offers you greater independence and should provide two of the most satisfying years of your education, as you study subjects that interest and inspire you.

Smaller classes enable you to discuss and debate issues with greater freedom where you will be taught by the most knowledgeable and passionate subject experts who will give you the best foundation for the next exciting stage of your life.

Those who stay at Simon Langton Grammar Sixth Form see their lives change as they receive more individual attention, increased privileges and develop their intellectual independence.

The young people who join Simon Langton Grammar Sixth Form are given an induction which includes being part of our Wellbeing Afternoons, Teambuilding Days, joining one of our houses and mixing with Sixth Formers at our social events such as our Winter Ball.

Beyond the classroom, time is set aside, each week, for you to take part in our extensive and innovative research and pathway programmes with countless opportunities to have fun, make new friends, discover new passions and explore your interests.

Ready for a challenging future:

Students study 3 or 4 A Level subjects, an EPQ and follow the Langton Extended Curriculum which develops essential transferable skills that are highly sought after by FE institutions and employers:

  • Award-winning research projects on Wednesday afternoons
  • IVE lecture programme delivered by world leading experts in their field on Friday mornings
  • The Careers Curriculum delivered by the University and Career Education Lead
  • Super curricular ‘’Pathways’’ programmes
  • Centres of excellence – Mind Lab, Langton Language Centre, Music School
  • Societies, social events, trips and national awards

From January in Year 12: Students start work on their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and produce an essay, scientific report, artefact or performance on a subject of their choosing.

The onus we place on trips to destinations all over the globe or as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award develops students’ transferrable skills: our ‘’Langton Values’’.

University and beyond:

Simon Langton Grammar Sixth Form holds the Investors in Careers quality award and has been identified as ‘’the leading school in Britain for the quality of its careers programme’’ (The Key for School Leaders).

As one of the first three schools in the country to achieve all of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks (State of the Nation Report), our careers programme ensures that students ‘’have their education or training futures organised’’ where ‘’comprehensive support for university applications is a strength’’ (Ofsted).

Our devotion to our ‘’Langton Values’’ means students take on leadership and managerial responsibilities and play a leading role in the wide range of societies, publications and projects which are critical to employers and prized by FE institutions.


All Langton students benefit from the exceptional level of care that we provide. Our Sixth Form Pastoral Managers, tutor team and our well-being team work with our teaching staff to provide day-to-day support, whilst ensuring that specialist support is there if needed.

Our dedicated SEN Learning Base ensures that all students are supported to fulfil their potential, embodying our personalised approach to every student and the Academic Lead for Year 12 and 13 offers individualised support for students to encourage them to make the jump from GCSE.

Our Sixth Form students themselves, whose maturity enables them to play a key role in supporting those in the lower school, act as form guardians, peer and subject mentors.