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Phoenix Academy

Phoenix Academy

Sixth form

“Phoenix Academy Sixth Form is an academic sixth form with the highest aspirations for its students.

The vast majority of our sixth form teachers went to Russell Group universities and Oxbridge, and as such are perfectly placed to support our students to move onto the very best higher educational institutions.

Our enrichment offer ensures that students get used to university-style seminars, pursue work experience, and explore wider cultural opportunities.

Through this, we seek to develop intellectual, socially minded individuals who can be the leaders of tomorrow.”


  • Ancient History
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Extended Project
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports BTEC

Pastoral care

At Phoenix Academy, we are proud of the high standards of pastoral care that our sixth form students receive to help them triumph at A-level. We know the pressures that come with studying at A-level and make every effort to ensure students can enjoy their studies with the necessary emotional support in place.

All students have a tutor who knows them as an individual, providing highly personalised support. We encourage our students to look after their mental health with all provided access to our school councillor and given consistent support on how to manage their workload and wellbeing.

As a sixth form pastoral team, we collaborate with students to improve the support we offer. Students therefore benefit from a half-termly pastoral check-in where they can raise any concerns and request additional support. The sixth form’s Student Leaders organise student voice surveys once a term to assess student wellbeing, so we can consistently improve the support we give.

Sixth form life

Students have strong relationships with sixth form leaders, including form tutors, a dedicated Head of Year and sixth form administrator. Through this, they are supported to make the most of every day. Students have their own dedicated study centre and common room with roof terrace, and we take pride in supporting students to become driven and disciplined in their use of independent study time. Our student leadership team takes on substantive leadership roles within the school at large, championing student voice through chairing the school council, supporting clubs and extracurricular activities, and liaising regularly with school leaders to ensure the very best experience for all.


Applications to Phoenix Academy Sixth Form are open for September 2024!  

All entrants must print an application form, and complete it in black ink with block capitals.  

The application form should be signed by both student and parent/carer and returned as a hard copy to the main Reception at Phoenix Academy, The Curve, Shepherds Bush W12 0RQ.  

Deadline for current students
Friday 8 December 2023

Deadline for external students
Friday 8 December 2023