Post-16 College Provision and Taster Days
de Stafford is an 11-16 school but we have two post-16 partner colleges with whom we have a very close affiliation and we consider them to be our ‘off-site sixth form’.
Through a formal partnership all students who want to progress on to Reigate College, or East Surrey College, and achieve the necessary grades, are guaranteed a place. Places at these high performing colleges are highly sought after but the preferred status given to de Stafford students alleviates the anxiety of being put on a long waiting list. The breadth of provision means that we are able to signpost students to a diverse range of courses, from the traditional academic offer to more specialised, vocational programmes of study.
Throughout the year there are a variety of opportunities for our students to engage with these post-16 opportunities, including taster days in Year 10 at each of the colleges and regular guest speakers who come in to school.
As a result of our relationship with our partner colleges, we have an excellent track record of ensuring every student progresses onto a programme of learning that meets their individual needs and enables them to achieve their future goals.