Sep 14

Jeans for Genes 2020

This Friday we will be donning our denim once again in support of the national charitable initiative ‘Jeans for Genes Day’. The organisation helps disorder-specific charities and patient groups to deliver inspiring projects and support services for children affected by a genetic disorder in the UK. Students may make any monetary contribution they wish in order to wear their jeans and any type of footwear for the day. Students are required to wear the correct full uniform (including a school tie) from the waist upwards.

Sep 08

Virtual Open Evening 2020

This year our Sixth Form Open Evening is going online! Due to restrictions in place to support social distancing, we unfortunately cannot invite parents & students into our Sixth Form to see what we’re all about. So instead, we’re taking our usual open evening event online and providing everything you need to know about us! You’ll get the chance to hear from our staff, virtually tour parts of our sixth form site and learn about the subjects we offer for the 2021/2022 academic year. There will be plenty for you to see so why not check it out?

We look forward to you joining us on our website from Monday 21st September 2020. Watch this space for information!

Aug 13

A-Level Results Day 2020

It’s been a strange year, but despite the unprecedented circumstances, we are hugely proud of the achievement of our students at A level – and most of all, of where they go to next!

3 students are going on to study at Oxford (Medicine – Megan Simmons, Medicine – Tyreke Holness, English – Amy-Louise Knott)

3 students are going to study Medicine (Oxford – Megan Simmons, Oxford – Tyreke Holness, Hull/York – Raegan Tyrrell)

1 student is going on to study Veterinary Medicine (Dan Pull)

Our students are now heading to some truly amazing destinations at the UK’s top universities. In total an outstanding 43% of our students hold offers from Russell Group Universities. This includes three students heading to the prestigious Oxford University (more than any previous year), seven to Durham University and a fantastic 16 students to Newcastle University. Sheffield, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Edinburgh, York and many other universities are some of our other top destinations for this year’s cohort.

Not just that but our students are off to study a wonderful variety of life-changing subjects including: Astrophysics, Medicine, Politics, Nursing, Aviation, Pharmacy, Sociology, Criminology, Natural Sciences, Psychology, Korean, Engineering, Computer Science, Literature, Veterinary Medicine and much, much more!

And it’s not just about university – we have students going to train to be a commercial pilot, to a degree apprenticeship at Siemens, and to study music at a conservatoire.

If you’re receiving your GCSE results soon, you can join us and begin your journey to similar amazing destinations and fantastic life opportunities. Enrolment for this September is still open so don’t miss out!

Click here to read coverage by the Sunderland Echo.

Click here to view a special report by ITV News.

Jul 14

Work Continues at Southmoor House

Our contractors have been busy at Southmoor house with a large part of the first stage of development well underway. Builders have cleared much of the building, stripping it back to the bones as well as making headway on the layout intended for our new building. We’re looking forward to seeing it develop, as parts of this historic site are upgraded with some new additions. We look forward to reporting on more developments when we return in the new school year.

Jul 14

Sixth Form Transition

We’re really excited to see you in September, watch the video below for an idea of what to expect over the next few years!

If you’ve not done so already, please confirm your place with us in September by clicking the link below!

Confirm your place at The Sixth Form at Southmoor this September

You can also find out more about what’s in store for next year by clicking here.



Jul 14

HE Fest 2020

HE Fest 2020 is a new virtual higher education festival for learners, families and educational professionals in the North East. The festival provides learners aged 17-19 the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and explore their options in post-compulsory education in addition to enabling young people and their support networks to access support from all of the universities and colleges in the North East as well as key sector organisations such as UCAS and Student Loans Company. There is also a range of sessions on offer aimed at teachers and parents.

Between 13th-17th July 2020 festival-goers will have access all areas to talks, exhibitions and activities, though some may be more suited to certain audiences. You can see a provisional line up by following the link above.

We do hope you will join us at the Main Stage and in the Teacher’s Tipi, if you would like to register to attend this event please use this link.

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