Sixth Form Open Evening

Join our Sixth Form Open Evening this September. Meet some of our current Sixth Form and our Head of Sixth Form, Dena Deedat.  Together they will show you around our airy, converted Victorian building which is like stepping into a environment light-years more grown-up than a regular senior school. At Maida Vale Sixth Form students get a ‘World Ready Education’ in a mature collegiate atmosphere free of hierarchy and tradition.

All our Sixth Form students leave us fully prepared for their adult life be that at University in the UK or abroad, apprenticeships, art school or even going straight to work. We aim to give them the education that best suits their future needs, equipping them not just with the skills and information but with the confidence to use them.

Open Evening 17th of September

Applications for Maida Vale Sixth Form are open now and close in December 2024. We would be delighted to tell you more at our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 17th of September.


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Pastoral Care

Sixth Formers have specific pastoral needs and we provide comprehensive, realistic, practical and in-depth support that enables students to navigate the potential pressures of their later teenage years. The Personal Tutor’s role is also crucial at this stage. The school is a community where each individual is encouraged to take responsibility for the well-being of the whole.

University and Careers Advice

Admission to the best universities and the most demanding courses in the country requires more than high grades alone. From Year 11 each pupil is assigned a dedicated University Advisor, a specialist in either: a particular subject field, certain type of UK universities or for overseas applications. We guide our students throughout the UCAS process. As a part of the Gardener Schools Group, we can draw on the resources and knowledge of other schools in the group, should we be unable to provide something ourselves.

We provide students with maximum exposure to careers related experiences in Year 12. Maida Vale School, again via the Gardener Schools Group, has access to London based organisations including businesses, community groups, arts foundations, scientific institutes and museums. A two week work experience placement in Year 12, helps our Sixth Form students make informed decisions about their future. We give careers advice and guidance in our one-to-one tutorials and invite external speakers from universities, businesses and industry to offer more specific knowledge and insight.

Independent Learning Centre

The Maida Vale Sixth Form have their own personal space, the Independent Learning Centre (ILC). This is a first step towards approaching adulthood as they begin to take control and ownership of their education. It is an attractive environment with its own Sixth Form Café, a well stocked library, social break-out spaces and quiet study areas. A rooftop deck for social and academic purposes is planned.