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Sixth Form Life

What's it like at Tupton Hall Sixth Form?

Students past and present will tell you that our sixth form offers a friendly environment in which to study and socialise. We welcome students from our own school as well as ten other local secondary schools. There is a vibrant mix of people and everyone gets on well.

Students are allocated to a tutor group where they spend 25 minutes each morning. This time is used to deliver higher education and careers guidance, PSHE, enrichment activities and for direct contact with your Sixth Form Tutor.

The Sixth Form team is made up of Mrs Burton (Head of Sixth Form) and Miss Crofts along with 20 tutors who are responsible for both the academic and personal development of our students.

Throughout their time with us, students also get lots of support to help decide what to do after sixth form. This support includes trips to universities, apprenticeship taster sessions, student mentoring programmes, talks on student finance and help with the application process.

We encourage students to take up the many opportunities we offer for enrichment and development, to ensure they enter the world as confident, well-rounded young adults. Being a member of the Student Union is a great way to get involved in shaping the student experience at Tupton Hall, and be an ambassador for the school. There are also opportunities to do charity work and volunteering, work experience, go on overseas visits, join clubs and sports groups and get involved in music and drama productions.

Student life at Tupton Hall Sixth Form is never dull! There is always something interesting or exciting happening, often centred around the common room, which is a space for students to socialise, eat and study.

We are a community – one where students are encouraged to achieve, enjoy their learning and gain valuable experiences.

Hear From Students

Don't take our word for it... hear from our alumni 

 Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct sets out our expectations around attendance, study time, school dress, parking and more. Click here to view a larger version.

Prospectus and Course Guide


Tupton Sixth Form [WEB].pdf by Derbyshire Academies

Course Guide

Copy of A Level Course Guide 2023 by Derbyshire Academies


Meet our Staff

The Sixth Form Team

A Pastoral Support Team of tutors and leaders is available for our students to access as we are fully aware that many will need additional support alongside their studies.

We also recognise that our Sixth Formers have a lot to contribute to the wider school community; the pastoral system is organised into Houses and our Sixth Formers act as mentors and buddies to younger students, supporting their academic and personal development. This is a rewarding experience which provides them with something extra for their CV and university applications; but the lower school students also gain confidence and often we find their academic outcomes improve.

We have strong links with universities. Partnerships have been developed with The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and the universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. These links are exceptionally valuable to our students and as a result they receive mentoring, interview guidance, subject specific workshops and unconditional offers for undergraduate study and financial support in the form of bursaries. Our close working relationships with universities result in students securing places on competitive courses such as law and medicine, while a large number of the cohort benefit from summer schools with the Russell Group of universities.

Ofsted have rated us ‘Good’, highlighting the bespoke support we provide for all students. Inspectors commented that: ‘Students are extremely positive about the support and guidance they receive. Leaders have ensured that students receive additional guidance from external experts. This is effective in supporting their progression on to their next stages of education, employment or training.’

They also recognised that “Sixth form teachers have good subject knowledge. They have a good understanding of students’ needs and provide appropriate and challenging work that supports students.”

We hope that you find all this information useful in helping you make the important decisions regarding your studies Post 16.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further support or information.

Subject Staff

Meet the expert staff who can't wait to begin teaching you...


English Language




Social Sciences

Ethics and Philosophy

Computer Science

Social Sciences

Media Studies






Product Design

English Literature


Health and Social Care


Environmental Science



Further Maths


Getting to Us

Explore the Sixth Form

Map of the School: 

Sixth Form students at Tupton Hall are housed in a dedicated wing of the school specially designed for Post-16 study, with modern teaching and social spaces and technology to support teaching and learning. We have great facilities for private study; including Sixth Form computer suites, our own common room and silent study provision.


A guided video tour of Tupton Hall Sixth Form with Mrs Burton - Head of Sixth Form

A virtual tour around the whole of Tupton Hall School. Take a tour of our outstanding spaces. 'Walk' the corridors and discover classrooms, science labs, computer suites, social spaces, sport & fitness facilities, a dedicated sixth form wing... and don't forget to drop in at our inspiring library.

Click the image to start your tour.

Meet our Students

Let our friendly students tell you why they chose Tupton Hall Sixth Form.

They talk about student life, support available and the subjects they study.












The School Day