Macmillan Post 16

Help & Support

Care, support and guidance is undoubtedly a strong feature of Post 16 at Macmillan.

We believe that by respecting and valuing all members of our sixth form community, and by providing the right balance of challenge and support, everyone can achieve success.

We regularly review your progress against expectations and ensure systems are put in place to support you should you fall behind. The Post 16 team will monitor your overall academic progress and ensures that support is provided to help you achieve the very best results. Your pastoral tutor will provides day to day contact, monitoring and support, along with academic tutoring meetings, and there is learning support & SEN help where needed.

Financial Support

We are able to provide assistance to those students most in need of financial help through the 16-19 Bursary Fund. Below are some of the ways in which we have assisted students in Post 16:

  • Help with food costs
  • Help with transport
  • Help with books, stationery and equipment
  • Trips to university open days, higher education events and other activities that we feel are relevant to a student’s progress in Post 16

The application process is simple, quick and confidential. If we can help you, we will. For 16-19 year old students £1,200 per year bursary is available for students in, or previously in care, or for those in receipt of income support.

All students in 2017/2018with a household income up to £21,000 per annum could receive assistance by any of the means mentioned above.

Alliance Psychological Services

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and safety of our students. To further promote this, we work closely with Alliance Psychological Services, an NHS-based confidential service that is readily accessible to students.

Sometimes it's easier to talk to a stranger than to a relatives or friends. During these sessions, Tina, our trained counsellor from Alliance Psychological Services listens to you and helps you find your own answers to problems without judging you.

Careers Guidance

Our priority is to help you to reach your potential and maximise your future career prospects.

Employers are looking for well-rounded students with hands on experience. We make sure you have all the opportunities you need to gain it. We recognise the vital importance of helping you to understand what you want to do and how to do it, when you leave us. We also recognise the benefits of strong links with industry and the public sector for your future progression.

We have developed excellent relationships with national and local businesses, helping to ensure that you have the skills and attributes you need to build a successful career.

Our specialist Careers Practitioner is on hand to provide ongoing careers advice and guidance throughout your time at the academy. You are encouraged to seize opportunities, offering you one to one career planning, career talks, resources, links to employers and careers events.

You can also take advantage of specialist workshops to help you develop your interview skills, your CV and making the most of work experience

We believe we are the best Sixth Form provider in the local area. But don’t just take our word for it, in 2017 one in three A level grades was awarded either an A or A*.