Welcome to Sixth Form

at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury

DEC Sixth Form is a small sixth form which is expanding year on year. We care about our pupils and those in our local community and believe passionately that they deserve a quality education in a safe and supportive sixth form setting that supports them in their studies as well as helping them to develop as adults.

We offer a wide choice of subjects both A-level & BTEC to ensure our pupils are provided with the best opportunity to be successful in their studies and secure their chosen pathway into University or Employment. We firmly believe that the best thing for our pupils is to stay on and study with us in sixth form, with teachers who know them well, who want the best for them, and who deliver an outstanding education. We also have enrolled sixth form students who have been very successful with us who were not at our school during their GCSE years.

We will equip our students well for life at University and beyond with work experience opportunities, volunteering and peer tutoring, as well as a programme of enrichment and participation in The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

At DEC we are very aware of the need to respond to change and to have a keen eye on the future in which our students will undoubtedly play a significant part. With this in mind we provide opportunities which will challenge them to develop strength of character, compassion, resilience and a self-belief which will enable them to overcome any obstacle which may come their way. We wish our prospective pupils luck in their forthcoming GCSE’s and look forward to sharing our sixth form with you at our open events.

Open EveningThursday 16th November 2023
Application DeadlineMonday 5th February 2024
InterviewsFebruary & March 2024
Induction DayTBC - July 2024

16-19 Bursary Fund

Students in the Sixth Form who are in need of some minor financial support for purchasing books, transport, meals and equipment can apply to our 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. We are committed to distributing bursaries to those students with the greatest need.

Complete the Bursary Fund Application Form. Paper copies are available from the Sixth Form Office or Reception. Complete the application as soon as possible. This will need to be submitted by the end of September to guarantee you will receive your first payment. However, you can apply at any point for subsequent payments.

Bursary Fund Application Form

Bursary Fund Policy

Payments will be paid directly into your bank account. Therefore, make sure you complete these details on the Bursary Application Form carefully.
Payments will be received for individual items, as and when you are ready to purchase them.