Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

The Holt sixth form offers outstanding pastoral care for all our students. Each student is assigned a tutor with whom they stay throughout their time in the sixth form. The tutors support the students with their studies, work experience and overall development as well as supporting them in their applications to university, apprenticeships or work.

Alongside morning registration sessions, students will see their tutors for the following sessions:

Academic Mentoring

Students will have a personal one to one meeting with their tutor each half term. This offers students the chance to review their recent performance, discuss any challenges and consider their options after the successful completion of their sixth form studies.

Tutors are able to support students in identifying any support needed, and are key to ensuring students continue to make outstanding academic progression.

We hold one parents’ consultation evening in Year 12 and two in Year 13. Staff talk through progress with the student and his/her parents. In September of Year 13 we also hold a post 18 discussion where parents are invited to discuss with the form tutor and their son/daughter post 18 options, UCAS predictions, applications and to set targets for the coming year.


In addition to timetabled subject lessons, students will have a fortnightly PSHE session with their tutor group. These sessions are key to their personal development, and cover areas such as internet safety and our digital footprints, study skills, current affairs and career development. Our PSHE programme benefits from specialist external speakers and offers students a wide range of enrichment opportunities.

Learning Coaches

We have a team of highly qualified teachers who spend some of their time as learning coaches. They support students through the transition from GCSE to A level study; they teach students how to develop effective study and revision systems. The coaching normally creates good habits within six weeks if the students respond and work on the tips given to them.

ARC Counsellor

We have an external ARC counsellor, who offers a confidential drop in service to sixth form students one day a week.


Students will be able to access our school SENCO if they have special educational needs and our SENCO also coordinates special exam access arrangements.

Financial Support for Studying

There are no fees to study at The Holt sixth form.

Students are able to access financial support for the costs of studying through a range of government grants and bursaries. Students may apply through the school for a Government Funded Bursary, which is awarded termly.

Eligible students are also encouraged to investigate the following funding support available: Care to Learn and the Disabled Student Allowance. Further information can be found through the GOV.UK website.