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La Retraithe Sixth Form


The Aya Centre is a state-of-the-art learning space, solely for the use of La Retraite 6 formers.

Named after the African fern, the Aya signifies endurance and resourcefulness which are qualities we expect from students and demand from ourselves.

It encapsulates the spirit of La Retraite 6, a spirit we seek in all those who apply to our Centre of Excellence.

Our dedicated sixth form spaces include:

  • Separate study spaces for Years 12 and 13
  • Computer suite
  • Media centre
  • Dedicated buildings for sixth form learning.

Other facilities across La Retraite include:

  • A well-resourced and spacious library
  • An abundance of outdoor spaces
  • Large chapel
  • Floodlit multi-purpose sports pitch 
  • Full-size indoor sports hall
  • External Basketball and Netball Courts
  • Dance Studio and Drama Studio furnished for a range of activities and performances
  • Fully equipped Science laboratories.