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 both A-Level and BTEC 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

Latest News


@washwoodheath - 11 Oct
Everyone back safe and sound. Great trips rely on great teachers. Please show your appreciation to these four colleagues who have given up their weekend to run the trip from last Friday to today. And back in school first thing tomorrow… What a team! https://t.co/GZNlpeB4bZ
@washwoodheath - 11 Oct
The Year 8 trip is on its way home! The students and staff have had an amazing weekend! https://t.co/g93W0uz3CV
@washwoodheath - 10 Oct
Another great day on the water in the Isle of Wight. The UKSA trip really has been a special experience for our year 8 students who were lucky enough to go. https://t.co/wVx1tgGdRw
@washwoodheath - 9 Oct
What a beautiful day to be out sailing….! Not the usual weekend activity for our Year 8s, that’s for sure! An amazing opportunity! https://t.co/i0Z5UPUJJp
@washwoodheath - 9 Oct
Absolutely! Especially as it’s an almost entirely fully funded trip. So pleased to be offered this opportunity and hope to be able to do many more in the future :)
@washwoodheath - 9 Oct
Good morning from the Isle of Wight!! https://t.co/nAdd7cHlIP
@washwoodheath - 9 Oct
Exciting weekend for 35 Year 8 students who have travelled to the Isle of Wight for a 4-day residential at the UKSA water sports centre. The children enjoyed the ferry across the Solent yesterday and wasted no time getting stuck in to their water confidence session…! https://t.co/W5hIeTmMws
@washwoodheath - 1 Oct
Thanks Dan - so sad, but hopefully a fitting tribute. Hope all is well with you.
@washwoodheath - 1 Oct
You know when you let the English department loose for an Open Evening, they won’t disappoint! Ten points for anyone who can name the play, and a gold hearts badge if you can give us an appropriate quotation 💛 https://t.co/iaDNjFaEdj
@washwoodheath - 28 Sep
Proud to present our Year 7 introduction video - please share!! And remember, our Open Evening is TOMORROW (29th Sept) 3:30-6pm. https://t.co/62bTVuQQ2a
@washwoodheath - 21 Sep
Check out "Team - Locations across West Midlands , starting August & September" https://t.co/G2isWGWLi4
@washwoodheath - 21 Sep
Check out "Aston University Open Day 2nd October 2021" Whatever your ambition, make it happen. https://t.co/RtYy3dfAUm https://t.co/AamB8MpBLw
@washwoodheath - 20 Sep
Taking care of our young people Back to school and looking for support for YOUR child? Find out about the latest SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) opportunities, events and support on offer. https://t.co/NLwbERJXOD
@washwoodheath - 20 Sep
What have you got YOUR sights on? Birmingham Careers Service is ready to see YOU in person again! Aged 16-19? Book YOUR slot to see a qualified careers adviser at the Library of Birmingham, any Tue, Wed or Thu afternoon. https://t.co/RKhQztG97y
@washwoodheath - 10 Sep
We have a few available in some Year 12 courses and are enrolling now. It’s not too late !! Visit the webpage for more info: https://t.co/oKyd3dpqDm Please RT
@washwoodheath - 7 Sep
Introducing Washwood Heath Academy’s new Houses: Farah, Plaza and Seacole house, the students have responded very enthusiastically to their new Houses! Students will be awarded HEART points for good and positive behaviour for the termly House Competition. https://t.co/b6YYIMsZrt
@washwoodheath - 12 Aug
Great to see so many students coming in to pick up their results today. Perhaps the toughest two years possible, and rewarded in many many cases with great outcomes. Well done Year 11! https://t.co/W16c0xnMMr
@washwoodheath - 10 Aug
The Richard Cowley cup was played again in memory of our colleague Richard. Please feel free to donate to the fundraising page here: https://t.co/kF84Iy2j0r
@washwoodheath - 22 Jul
A good send off for a great colleague! :)
@washwoodheath - 20 Jul
Wishing our Washwood family a blessed Eid with lots of joy and happiness