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Support & Guidance

Pastoral Support

In Light Hall Sixth Form, our students benefit from academic and tutorial support throughout their time with us.  

The personal tutors will oversee the personal welfare and academic progress of students throughout Years 12 and 13.  They will not only respond to individual student needs but also follow a Sixth Form mentoring programme designed to best support students at key points throughout the year.

Students will benefit from mentoring conversations, individual target setting and action planning, transition and organisation support at the start of year 12 and UCAS advice at the end of year 12 and into year 13.  Students will also have individual one to one progress reviews scheduled during their two years to allow time to reflect upon their progress and discuss any personal issues they may be experiencing.

Student progress and well-being are important to us here at Light Hall and we will do everything we can to try to ensure that your time with us is as enjoyable and productive as possible.

16-19 Bursary

For some students, the 16-19 Bursary Fund offers financial support in order for them to purchase books, equipment, uniform, travel passes and meals. The students who are eligible for free school meals or are in care are able to apply for this bursary which is organised through the school. If you believe this applies to you, you will be able to complete the Bursary Fund Application Form on the school website at the start of the academic year.

In the meantime, to find out more about the 16-19 Bursary, you can visit here

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Here at Light Hall, we are committed to the highest standards of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people in our care. We have robust processes and procedures in place to which all staff are trained and adhere to. We recognise that sadly, some students may be the victims of bullying, neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse. As a result of this, sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a young person’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns are discussed with the young person and their parents/carers or young person first, as appropriate, unless we have reason to believe that such an action would be contrary to the person’s welfare. We will do everything we can to support our students and you can be assured that any action we take will be in the best interests of the young person.


For all students, but particularly those with additional needs, starting Sixth Form is an exciting step but can also seem quite daunting. By choosing Light Hall Sixth Form, students will either remain, or become, part of the Light Hall family and like any family, we will continue to support them in their studies, ensuring that they feel safe at all times and can thrive in their education and wider development.

In the Sixth Form, we work hard to promote a balance between the structure that students may have been familiar with in their Key Stage 4 studies, while increasing their independence. Students with special educational needs, disability or long-term illnesses will be given support and some may have additional support in class. Light Hall Sixth Form will give all students the opportunity to further develop their love of learning and acquire new skills, which they will need for further education or in the world of work, with the help, support and guidance of dedicated staff.

Students will also be supported with the challenges of increased responsibility and have access to a Learning Mentor, who is dedicated to supporting Sixth Form students.


All students at Light Hall are encouraged to be active members of the school community and to be involved in all enrichment activities, clubs and opportunities available.  To support this, close home-school links will either continue or be established.

Further Education and Careers Advice Resources

UCAS - Career and University Support
HE+ - Topics Beyond the Curriculum
Oxplore - for Exploring your interests
Oxford Sparks - for Discovering Science
Staircase12 - How to get into the top Univerisities
Amazing Apprenticeships - A Students Guide

Further Reading Resources

TedEd - Thought provoking videos and animations
The Conversation - Academic rigour, journalistic flair
Great Writers Inspire - Literary Resources
Simply Psychology - Interesting News and Articles
Oxbridge Intelligence - Academic Insights from Oxbridge Students
The Open Universities - Free Online Courses and Study Skills

Learning Resources

Seneca - Fun and Interative Learning and Revision
Revisely - AI Revision Cards and Quizzes
Isaac Physics - Resources for Physics and Maths A-Level
Isaac Physics - Learning and Revision for Physics
The Grown-Up School -Free Life Skill Resources

Report A Concern

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