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Letter from the Principal

Dear Prospective Sixth Former

Welcome to the prospectus for students thinking of joining our sixth form in September 2022. Here at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy we are proud of our sixth form – it is a thriving and exciting place to study, to make friends, and to grow in character. Our school vision is that “together we grow, learn and succeed,” and nowhere is this more true than in our sixth form. Please come and see for yourself!

Your Sixth Form – a great place to grow, learn and succeed

Your sixth form centre at Lord Lawson is well-equipped to give you everything you need to succeed. Teaching is very strong, and learning is supported by outstanding pastoral care, led by a dedicated team of tutors who get to know you really well. Your Independent Learning Centre and Sixth Form Common Room are for your exclusive use, and you have shared use of the other excellent facilities in the academy. Your choices of subjects can include traditional academic A level options and a range of more applied subjects.

Your Success

As a sixth former at Lord Lawson, you follow in a long line of highly successful students, many of them now studying at some of the best universities in the country, or already well-established in their chosen careers. A growing number of our students also go on to secure higher level apprenticeships.

With the right attitude, a healthy approach to work, and a willingness to try your best, we can guarantee that you too will enjoy success.

Your Opportunities

We encourage you to get involved at Lord Lawson. There is a broad and ambitious enrichment programme available, including opportunities to participate and excel in sport, drama, music, performing arts and other activities. Our programme of visits and talks will help you imagine your future more clearly, and links with local businesses and universities help you to see purpose in your studies and help prepare you for your next step. Last year, we had to make a number of changes to our visits programme, but this helped us improve our links with universities, businesses and advisers across the country. We will build on these strong links for your benefit. We hope that you will also want to become involved within the academy, perhaps becoming Head Girl or Head Boy, or helping younger students with their studies.

Our Guarantee

We believe that we can offer you the best sixth form experience. We guarantee to help you find the right courses, support you in your studies, offer you a wealth of extra opportunities, and keep you informed about the progress you are making. We look forward to welcoming you to your sixth form!

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Fowler, Principal

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