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Head of Sixth Form's Welcome

Welcome to The Sixth Form at Dyke House.

It is my pleasure to share with you our vision for one of the most exciting developments in the history of the College. Dyke House has never been restricted to conventional thinking or limited aspirations.  As a result, it has built a strong reputation as one of the most dynamic and successful schools in the country.  The Sixth Form is at the pinnacle of this and is helping to lead the way into a new chapter of excellence in education amongst schools in Hartlepool, the North East and beyond.

Combining the already close knit community, outstanding teaching and a bank of dedicated staff, with a passion for uncovering and promoting hidden talent, The Sixth Form embodies the commitment of Dyke House to providing the best possible experience for our young people.

A world class Sixth Form requires a world class set of facilities, opportunities and links.  An unprecedented choice in international expeditions, outdoor education, volunteering, paid work opportunities, sports and arts will help you shine out from the crowd in university applications, apprenticeships and future employment. It will sit alongside productive links with universities, businesses and scholarship providers, which enable us to offer, as standard, highly personalised and effective support to get you to where you want to go and beyond.

As a student making decisions about life beyond Year 11, you may consider that your choices are, at times, confusing. At Dyke House, you will be given expert, impartial guidance about the best pathway for you.  In this, you can be guaranteed that you will be given the best possible advice rooted in the concern of the school for your future.  For many of our students, that will be to stay on with us into The Sixth Form.

The A-level teaching is phenomenal.  Travelling on this journey, you will find yourself, without question, in one of the most forward thinking, well resourced and well connected Sixth Forms in the UK, surrounded by some of the hardest working, enthusiastic and community centered staff in the teaching profession.

The considerable time, energy, resources, passion and experience invested into creating The Sixth Form, together with considerable support from universities, local and national businesses and other Sixth Forms, means that we are prepared supremely well to succeed.

Our aim is to help you grow into well rounded, successful young adults, realising your full potential.  We will challenge you to achieve things that you did not think were possible. With The Sixth Form at Dyke House, be assured, they will become possible.  Join us in our journey towards excellence for all.  I challenge you to find out just how good you might be.

Gerard Coull, Head of The Sixth Form