Washwood sixth form

Welcome to our Sixth Form

Washwood Heath Academy is a large all-through school which serves the East of Birmingham.  We have a long history of supporting local students to achieve excellent results in a wide variety of courses and are the first choice Sixth Form for many of our own students and other local students too.

The vision for Washwood Heath Academy Sixth Form is to raise the aspirations of young adults by nurturing a passion for learning, enriching the student experience and securing outcomes which exceed their expectations.

We are relatively unique in this area being one of the only schools to have a Sixth Form.  We passionately believe that we have a unique offer that allows us to compete with Sixth Form colleges across the city.  Our knowledge of our students is second to none, and our investment in their wellbeing and achievement is much deeper that at a standalone college.  Many of our students have grown up with us, and we are ready to support them in through the challenges of post-16 study.  Our results and outcomes speak for themselves, and many of our students go on to thrive in top university courses.

We want to nurture confident, resilient and well-rounded adults who have an aspiration for self-improvement and are able to compete equally with their peers in a world beyond the Sixth Form. In order to achieve this, we will concentrate on:

  • Student outcomes;
  • Student well-being;
  • Developing a passion for lifelong learning;
  • Fostering sense of community responsibility;
  • Develop independent learners who are robust and resilient in their outlook on life.

Being part of a school based Sixth Form enables students to experience a variety of leadership opportunities. Members of Washwood Heath Academy’s Sixth Form are expected to lead by example and act as role models for the main school. .

Our unique selling point centres around us knowing our students well in terms of academic ability, and emotional capacity. We treat our students as individuals and the programmes of study they follow are individualised to meet their evolving needs. 

Please click here to view our school performance table and find out our latest 16-18 results.

Latest News & Tweets

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@washwoodheath - 24 May
This week Year 2 have been looking at life cycles. We went and visited the chicks and saw the caterpillars who have now made a cocoon. We used our Oracy skills to discuss adults and their offspring. pic.twitter.com/Z6zXJhcgeK— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 24, 2024
@washwoodheath - 17 May
Year 1 got creative in their art lesson today. We created a3-D effect for a house picture through layering card and paper! pic.twitter.com/Gy6RW2g7W7— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 17, 2024
@washwoodheath - 17 May
Lots of talking this week in Year 2. We have looked at good and evil in R.E studies and also analysed historical resources. pic.twitter.com/GlA6k8zHdp— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 17, 2024
@washwoodheath - 14 May
Breaking news!! Our egg's have arrived and we are all ready to take great care of the chicks . Reception children are very excited to look after the chicks and Mrs Powis Jones has taught us a famous song in preparation to serenade them every morning. pic.twitter.com/Y70T97OxDN— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 14, 2024
@washwoodheath - 10 May
Year 4 have been working incredibly hard and have produced fantastic statues and figures with clay. pic.twitter.com/ZPdgC8yqBk— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 10, 2024
@washwoodheath - 10 May
It's CATERPILLAR DAY!! Reception were very excited moving the caterpillars into their individual homes. The children were ecstatic and used lots of exciting language talking to teachers and friends and naming caterpillars. Look out for updates on effery,Rose,Teddy" pic.twitter.com/o8cGd3NcyX— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 10, 2024
@washwoodheath - 9 May
Year 1 had fun exploring colour!We identified the primary and secondary colours using paint. pic.twitter.com/OJ7DJE1sUL— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 9, 2024
@washwoodheath - 9 May
Today Reception class have been exploring the topic of mini beasts. We had some really tiny caterpillards delivered to class today so we will be watching them grow and change in to butterflies. pic.twitter.com/bJFmiXT6sk— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 9, 2024
@washwoodheath - 8 May
Year 4 have enjoyed reading for pleasure at the end of the school day. They have been looking at a range of books linked to our topics. pic.twitter.com/M5ccJK1lnk— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 8, 2024
@washwoodheath - 7 May
This 1300 year old Sequoia is truly incredible, as is the architecture of the museum building itself. pic.twitter.com/EZ9SyPs9m5— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 7, 2024
@washwoodheath - 7 May
The Blue Whale skeleton really is an impressive sight. And as for the first edition of Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’, well…..!! pic.twitter.com/AW39L4JFw3— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 7, 2024
@washwoodheath - 7 May
The National History Museum is looking spectacular today. A fantastic experience for our Year 8 pupils!! pic.twitter.com/Jjxyxri1pC— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 7, 2024
@washwoodheath - 3 May
Year 4 have produced some fantastic drawings of statuettes and figurines using a range of shading techniques. pic.twitter.com/wpir9BJ0io— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 3, 2024
@washwoodheath - 1 May
In maths Year 1 have been counting in 2s, 10's and 5's and today we used the laptops to play hit the button to test our times table skills! pic.twitter.com/B1y9T277FL— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () May 1, 2024
@washwoodheath - 29 Apr
Over the past few weeks, Year 2 have learnt how to find ½, ¼ and ¾ of an amount in maths, learnt new vocabulary in History and created lovely pictures using our computers. pic.twitter.com/biJUMWWPCg— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () April 29, 2024
@washwoodheath - 24 Apr
Year 4 have been working on electrical circuits and conductors in their science unit. Today, they had to build simple circuits which they enjoyed, pic.twitter.com/j1XuV1g1jI— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () April 24, 2024
@washwoodheath - 24 Apr
This week Reception have been learning all aboutSafari animals linked to our English writing "Dear Zoo". In Maths we've been learning about numbers 10-20 and how to represent them using different manipulatives ( bricks, blocks, counters). pic.twitter.com/b9ubFcBK3s— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () April 24, 2024
@washwoodheath - 22 Apr
Last Thursday, we had the most amazing opportunity to visit the and watch Swan Lake. The ballet was incredible, and the pupils we took were absolutely entranced by it. The transformative power of the arts!! pic.twitter.com/oeNxeUcuR0— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () April 22, 2024
@washwoodheath - 13 Mar
Science week we have looked at finger prints, how animals adapt to their environment and also lots of fun experiments. We also used explorative talk during science week to investigate how we can make a farm sustainable. pic.twitter.com/vOW7v0bbYv— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () March 13, 2024
@washwoodheath - 12 Mar
In our forest school sessions we have been doing plenty of interesting activities. We loved collecting/examining minibeasts in our forest school,created some bird feeders to encourage diversity of species around us. we also made fire and cooked marshmallows on it.What a treat!! pic.twitter.com/8wraVfmPFG— Washwood Heath Academy: All Through School () March 12, 2024