Harborne, Birmingham
0121 429 2838


Karen Leadbetter – Director of Post 16 Studies

Lordswood Sixth Form continues to go from strength to strength. In 2018 we moved into our fantastic purpose-built sixth form block and our students have been benefiting from the excellent new facilities that this has provided. Having their own dedicated sixth form space has given our students an increased sense of independence and access to first-class facilities. In 2019 we saw a 26% rise in admissions, with a particularly high number of Lordswood Girls’ School students deciding to stay on to our sixth form, and we have also seen an increase in the number of external students from schools across the city choosing the Lordswood Sixth Form.

The Lordswood Sixth Form has an excellent reputation, which is often acknowledged when we interview prospective students. Our students are a major part of our success and we are enormously proud of them. They are caring and considerate, as highlighted by their charity and community work. They are ambitious and make excellent use of the opportunities available to them to expand their post-18 options; many of our students, for example, have been successful in gaining places on student programmes at top universities. One area that our students regularly comment on is the level of support they receive. We pride ourselves on providing our students with a warm and supportive environment, where each student is valued as an individual and encouraged to realise their aspirations. We will go the extra mile to help them succeed and are dedicated to improving their academic achievements. We are ambitious for our students and they know we expect the best from them.

We offer a broad curriculum with a great choice of subjects. Alongside their studies, students are offered opportunities to extend their knowledge and skills outside of the classroom through our enrichment provision and our partnerships with Higher Education and industry. We are also very excited to be selected as one of the few sixth forms in the country to offer the new T-Level qualification from September 2020.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Karen Leadbetter
Director of Post 16 Studies