Sixth Form 

We are proud to be part of the LaSWAP Sixth Form consortium alongside William Ellis, Parliament Hill and La Sainte Union Schools. LaSWAP offers an exceptional choice of courses in a supportive environment; the personal touches of a small Sixth Form alongside the benefits of a large college campus.

Please see the LaSWAP website for information about our course offer, entry requirements, enrichment and much more.

Contact Laura Pearcey at if you have any questions about LaSWAP applications.

If your child is absent from school, please call Sixth Form Administrator Linda Lyons on 020 7485 85 15, extension: 1002 as soon as possible with a reason for absence. Please note that students cannot authorise their own absence and a parent or carer must call.

For LaSWAP Admissions policies please refer to the Policies page.

The Y12 page

The Y13 page

YouTube channel

Our parent and career webinars are usually posted to our YouTube channel and slides are available on the Y12 and Y13 pages. Please contact Laura Pearcey at if you would like any more information or resources.

KS5 News

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  • Thursday 18 July 2024 Latest KS5 news and opportunities Whether your child is planning to go to uni, gap year or an apprenticeship, this is the place to find the latest information and opportunities.
  • Friday 15 March 2024 Y13 sociology opportunity All Y13 sociology students at Acland Burghley will be attending a research methods conference on Monday 18 March at period 4. We have two Academic researchers who will be presenting work that they have carried out with specific links to the research methods topic we cover at A level.
  • Friday 23 February 2024 Y12 Financial Literacy workshop Following the success of October’s Business trip with SuitUp to the offices of Coach and Kate Spade, students have been invited to participate in a workshop around financial literacy hosted by the wealth management company ndapt.
  • Friday 10 November 2023 Advertising Agency trip After the success of last week’s trip to the offices of Coach and Kate Spade, students have been invited to the HQ of their main advertising agency, Anomaly, to oversee the journey of a marketing campaign from initial brief to campaign delivery. At the head office in Farringdon, students will work with marketing officers, executives and directors to plan and implement a campaign for either Samsung, Mini, Coca Cola, Nike or Unilever, who are some of Anomaly’s corporate clients.
  • Friday 24 February 2023 Y13 March mocks change of dates Dear Y13 students and familiesWe have made a change to the dates of the March mocks as a result of planned strike action. All A Level students are off timetable for these assessments. Mocks were due to take place the week of the 6 March. However they will now to place the week of 13 March. This is to ensure that students maintain as much face to face time with teachers. For further details and the updated timetable, please see below.

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Higher Education Advice and Guidance in the Sixth Form

There are various events during Y12 & 13, alongside targeted Personal Development sessions and individual guidance, to help prepare students for making informed and realistic Higher Education decisions.  Over 80% of Acland Burghley students go on to university – a figure we are very proud of.

Academics from over 40 universities are invited to LaSWAP each June to talk about what their subject involves at degree level on Futures Day. Representatives from other organisations (e.g. taking a gap year, jobs in finance, studying abroad and hearing from ex-LaSWAP students about their experiences) also attend. This complements a visit to the annual UCAS Convention at the ExCel in March, where students can talk to universities from all over the United Kingdom and beyond about what they offer.  We have also taken students to other FE and HE exhibitions, include UCAS Create Your Future and the UK University Search Apprenticeship and HE fair.

LaSWAP also runs a programme of university visits at the end of Y2. Across the consortium, we have visited Brunel, King's, Queen Mary, Sussex, Herefordshire and more for bespoke LaSWAP events, plus open days at institutions such as Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge.

Laura Stanley is our Pathways and Progress Leader dedicated to pathways & progression.  She has a huge amount of experience in post-18 guidance and is currently a member of the UCAS Advisers Advisory Board alongside working with businesses, other schools and colleges, and the Evening Standard on work experience opportunities, visits, education expos and more.  Please email her on with any queries.


 Director of Sixth Form for Acland Burghley

Anna Rimington | | 020 7485 8515 ext. 3053

Pathways and Progress Leaders for Acland Burghley

Shaquille Tavernier |  

Laura Pearcey |  07765 412 977

Please contact Laura Stanley Monday-Thursday with any queries regarding post-18, Higher Education, UCAS or Pathways.

16-19 Tuition Fund

The 16-19 tuition fund for 2021-22 will be focused primarily on the learners in our sixth form who have not yet attained GCSE grade 4 in English and or maths. The majority of funding will be directed to these students in recognition of the importance of attaining a GCSE pass in core subjects in terms of students’ future pathways. This cohort of students covers both Y12 and Y13 students.

Tuition will be in small groups as specified by the guidance and will in the first instance focus on the lead up to the November series exams for GCSE English and maths.

In 2021 tuition will continue in run up to exams for these students. We will also look at whether the core group needs to be expanded to other students requiring catch-up support.

Tuition will be a combination of existing staff members being paid to run sessions at holidays/weekends and through external agencies.

Key dates

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