Durham Sixth Form Centre

Durham Sixth Form Centre


As a student at Durham Sixth Form Centre you will have a Form Tutor who you will meet every week and will be your first point of contact for support. You will also have a Pastoral Leader of Learning (LLP) who, in conjunction with your Tutor, will guide you throughout your time here providing help with important issues and will monitor your attendance and academic progress closely to ensure that you are maximising your full potential.


If you are absent you must contact us immediately with the reason for this absence. You can get in touch by telephone on (0191) 383 0708 or by email absence@durhamsixthformcentre.org.uk. On return to Sixth Form, you must complete an illness form, stating the reason for absence and return to your Pastoral Leader of Learning Pastoral (LLP). If this absence is more than 5 days in length the illness form must also be accompanied by a parental note.

We do not want our students to fall behind with their studies therefore we expect you to speak to your teachers on return to the Centre and make every effort to catch up on any missed work. As you will appreciate, good attendance at the Sixth Form Centre is vitally important.  Our courses are demanding and absence will inevitably lead to you missing vital work and perhaps falling behind with your studies. If your attendance becomes a cause for concern, we will have to contact your parents/guardians and formally monitor your progress. In the most serious of cases, this could lead to you being asked to leave the Sixth Form Centre. However, if there are genuine issues that are stopping you from attending, help is at hand. Just contact your Pastoral Leader of Learning for advice and support.

Please note, should you wish time off college for a holiday, funeral, university open day and the like, an appropriate Holiday or Leave of Absence form must be completed and permission sought from your Pastoral Leader of Learning.

Careers, Information, Advice & Guidance

We offer a comprehensive higher education and careers programme alongside personalised support to aid you with all careers decisions including the UCAS application and alternative routes. This takes place during our Tutor Support Programme (TSP).

Student Financial Support

You could be entitled to bursaries or other financial support depending on your personal circumstances or household income. The money is intended to help with your day-to-day costs such as travel, books and materials for your course to help you stay in full time study after your GCSEs. Click for more information .

Student Welfare

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our learners and our commitment to this is detailed in our Safeguarding Policy. Should you require advice on any serious personal issue, you must contact your Pastoral Leader of Learning, or our Designated Safeguarding Officer, Mr Steven Robinson.



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