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La Retraithe Sixth Form


Sixth Form is a defining period for every student.

At La Retraite 6, you have the opportunity to pave the way for your future, to begin shaping the rest of your life. Here, you are supported to create your own vision.

The La Retraite 6 experience is different from anything you will have encountered so far. It offers greater freedom and opportunity, but with this you are tasked with more responsibility. You are pushed to take control, make life-defining decisions, and grow as a person.

Whilst work will be challenging, our environment and teachers are on hand to ensure you thrive. A wide curriculum offers the chance to delve deeper and explore your academic passions whilst benefitting from an extensive enrichment programme that incorporates workshops, trips, events, careers support and inspiring opportunities through our Access Programme, all of which aim to help you develop an impressive portfolio of skills, knowledge, experiences, and attitudes to ensure you are well placed for success in the competitive, global world.

What encapsulates the spirit of La Retraite 6? 

Whilst we place great emphasis on working hard and achieving your goals, our broad experience offers the chance to explore the world beyond the classroom, create life-long meaningful memories and develop mature relationships. Join our Student Leadership Team, develop creative talents, lead charity fundraising, attend social events or join the Royal Navy Combined Cadets Force, to enjoy a once in a life time experience whilst gaining nationally accredited qualifications.

Our Core Values

Our core values of High Expectations, Moral Purpose and Opportunities underpin our offer, and permeate all that we do. High Expectations elevate every student to new heights, evidenced through our impressive results, destinations and career pathways which speak for themselves. Our Catholic ethos ensures each student embodies a sense of Moral Purpose, preparing you to thrive in modern society, whilst a wealth of enriching Opportunities open doors to the global world.

A long history of success characterises our sixth form cultivated by a team of specialist teachers, activities that extend beyond the classroom to help you get ahead and the appropriate level of support to guide you and challenge you. We endeavour to make our students stand out amongst the crowd to join our lasting legacy of tenacious, successful, and powerful Alumni.

We look forward to welcoming you to the La Retraite 6 community. 

Matt Dutton, Director of La Retraite 6