Life As A Sixth Form Student
A good balance between work and leisure pursuits.
We foster a good mix between work and downtime so that everyone gets the most of their final years at Stonar. Social events in-house including cocktail and canapé evenings, formal dinners and the Christmas party are combined with trips throughout the year such as meals out, shopping trips, cinema visits and much more.
I was well prepared for life after school. Stonar provides many opportunities to develop independence and strength of character; with a huge range of trips, inspirational visiting speakers and the many charitable projects the school is involved with.
York House is our dedicated Sixth Form boarding house and designed to provide a pre-university experience.We encourage independence and individual responsibility for organising time, be it for study, sport or socialising.
Modern, comfortable facilities:
- Large common room
- Kitchen and laundry room
- Mix of single and twin study bedrooms
- Private garden for quiet study or relaxing
York is also the social hub of the Sixth Form. Day pupils and boarders can use the common area at break and lunchtimes. The Ancient Library Club, the Sixth Form bar, provides a space for boarders and day students to mingle and relax. The space is used for formal and informal events, whether that’s a wine and cheese evening, a movie night or a celebration such as Chinese New Year.
Boarding in the Sixth Form was such a great experience. Everyone was very focused on their work, which encouraged a really good atmosphere for study, as well as having teachers on hand to help with any problems. But we also had plenty of fun unwinding together at the end of the week.
Head of Sixth Form
Charlotte Bennett, Head of Sixth Form
Charlotte Bennett oversees the academic and pastoral welfare of all the pupils in the Sixth Form. Pupils are always welcome in her office to talk about anything and everything that they might need help with. Mrs Bennett offers support for careers guidance, UCAS applications and personal statements, as well as being part of the EPQ team. Charlotte also runs the social programme in the Sixth Form which includes theatre trips, outdoor education opportunities, the Oxford inspiration trip, meals out, cinema trips, the Paris exchange, as well as overseas expeditions.
“My aim is to support every pupil in their ambitions for whatever field they aspire to be in. I want everyone to enjoy their time in the Sixth Form and leave as well-rounded individuals with something to offer the wider world or their university.”
You will never lack for advice and guidance at Stonar.