About John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre

Find out why we are a leading post-16 provider of choice in the local area...

Vision

At JC6, part of Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre, our students work hard to realise their dreams both within and beyond the classroom. We have high expectations of all our students and provide the perfect balance of both challenge and support for them to succeed. 


With specialist teachers who are experts in their fields and a dedicated support team featuring counsellors, learning mentors and careers advisors, we pride ourselves on supporting student success both academically and personally by getting to know all students as individuals - so no one gets lost in the crowd.


JC6 offers a personal and unique approach to learning like no other, working with each student to create a bespoke timetable of study perfect for them. Our small class sizes and warm and friendly feel mean you receive the time and commitment you deserve in an environment that combines support and structure with independence and responsibility. 


We have a teaching and learning vision that aims to provide 'Challenge and Excellence for All'. At the core of this vision will be high standards of behaviour, mutual respect and a commitment to doing all we can to ensure that teaching and learning reflects the very best our fast moving world has to offer. Our aim is to develop the potential of each individual.


To achieve this we will: 

  • Provide a caring, supportive, learning environment so everyone feels valued, safe and happy.
  • Offer a curriculum which provides challenging, stimulating and enjoyable learning experiences.
  • Deliver high quality teaching and learning.
  • Expect and encourage all individuals to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.
  • Develop good relationships with parents and students.
  • Build partnerships for the benefit of all learners.
  • Set high expectations for students and staff.
  • Be collectively responsible to ensure our expectations are met and consistently applied
  • All students have the right to learn.
  • No students should be denied this right because of the actions of others.
  • If we work together individual achievements will follow.

Within our learning environment we believe:

  • All students have the right to learn.
  • No students should be denied this right because of the actions of others.
  • If we work together individual achievements will follow.
  • Working hard to reach your goals is something to feel proud of.





JC6 students study during a Year 12 lesson

Facilities

Our students benefit from a dedicated post-16 building, facilities include:

  • Teaching Rooms

  • Cafe

  • Computer Suites

  • Student Kitchen

  • Laptops and Surface Pros

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Study Centre

  • Balcony Social Area

  • Meeting Room


In addition to the above our students can also access the wider enviable site facilities which include:

  • Fully Equipped Science Labs

  • Library

  • Lecture Theatre

  • Drama Studio

  • Dance Studio

  • Photography Studio and Dark Room

  • Swimming Pool

  • Sports Hall

  • Outdoor Sports Pitches

Staff

Executive Headteacher: Mr Peter Thomas

Head of School, HAJC6: Ms Azizah Pathan apathan@hajc.leics.sch.uk
SENDCO - Ms Jo Mungovan: jmungovan@hajc.leics.sch.uk


JANET PATERSON

HEAD OF JC6

jpaterson@hajc.leics.sch.uk 

With her office in the heart of the Sixth Form Centre, Ms Paterson is always on hand to support students throughout their JC6 journey.  

PAULA TOMKINS

JC6 ADMINISTRATOR

ptomkins@hajc.leics.sch.uk

Based in the JC6 Reception Mrs Tomkins looks after attendance and bursary.   

Staff at John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre

MARK BOAST

ASSISTANT HEAD OF JC6

 KS5 DIRECTOR FOR LEARNING

mboast@hajc.leics.sch.uk

A Senior Leader and Biology specialist who takes the time to get to know every single student.

TERESA ANDREWS

JC6 LEARNING ADVISER 

tandrews@hajc.leics.sch.uk

With a wealth of experience supporting students with additional needs, Mrs Andrews offers specialist tailored support to SEND students and their families, as well running an open door policy to help all students. 


HANNAH HAWKINS

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
hhawkins@hajc.leics.sch.uk


Based in the Supported Study Area Mrs Hawkins looks after all things marketing related as well as the Year 13 Supported Study, the website and Firefly.

Term Dates

Spring Term

School opens: Tuesday 7th January 2020

Half term break: Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February 2020

School closes: Friday 3rd April 2020

Summer Term

School opens: Monday 20th April 2020

May Day Bank Holiday: Friday 8th May 2020 (75th Anniversary of VE Day)

Half term break: Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May 2020

School opens: Monday 1st June 2020

School closes: Tuesday 14th July 2020


Autumn Term


Teacher Training Days: 24th and 25th August 2020


School Opens: Wednesday 26th August 2020


Bank Holiday: Monday 31st August 2020


Half Term Break: Monday 19th October 10 Friday 23rd October 2020


School Closes: Friday 18th December 2020



Spring Term 2021


School Opens: Monday 4th January 2021


Half Term Break: Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February 2021


Teacher Training Day: 29th January 2021 - Please note that JC6 will be closed to students on this date.


School Closes: Friday 26th March 2021



Summer Term 2021


School Opens: Monday 12th April 2021


May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd May 2021


Half Term Break: Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021


School Closes: Friday 9th July 2021




Policies & Statutory Information

 JC6 forms part of Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre, to view our policies and statutory information please click below to visit our main site. 

Admissions

POST 16 ADMISSIONS CRITERIA FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 ENTRY

1 Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre considers applications from students aged 16 or 17 years old in September 2020 for admission into Year 12 in September 2021. Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre does not accept new applications from students aged 18+.

2 The Academy Trust provides for a maximum number of 150 students in Year 12. In order to pursue their preferred courses both internal and external students will be expected to meet the minimum requirements for the course(s) for which they are applying

3 Both internal and external students wishing to enter the sixth form will be expected to have met minimum academic entry requirements for the sixth form (an external student is a student not on roll at Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre in Year 11). If either internal or external applicants fail to meet the minimum course requirements they will be given the option of pursuing any alternative courses for which they do meet the minimum requirements. These minimum requirements for each course offered will be published annually on the Post 16 section of Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre’s website/prospectus. Minimum class sizes will be set and if insufficient applications are received the school reserves the right to withdraw the course, an alternative course will be offered in these circumstances.

4 The application process begins at the end of November, and internal applicants must complete an internal application form and then meet with a member of the Post 16 team to discuss a suitable programme of study by 28 February. External applicants must complete an external application and are also invited to come in to discuss their eligibility for a chosen programme of study. A meeting with the school to discuss options and academic entry requirements will not play any part in determining whether an offer of a place will be made.

5 If the number of successful applications (i.e. those students who have met entry requirements) exceeds the published PAN then oversubscription criteria will apply.

POST 16 OVERSUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA

6 If, after allocating places to eligible internal candidates, there are more requests for a school place than there are places available within the school's
admission number, places will be allocated to those pupils who meet the academic entry criteria in accordance with the following criteria and in the
order shown below (please refer to oversubscription definitions for further information). This process will be supervised by a person independent of the school.

a) Students who, at the time of admission, are in care of a local authority or are provided with accommodation by the authority (looked after children).
Also, children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order. A looked-after child is defined in Section 22 of the Children Act 1989.

a) Students who live in the catchment area served by the school, who have a brother or sister attending the school provided that the brother or sister will
be of compulsory school age and will continue to attend Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre the following year.

b) Other students who live in the catchment area served by the school.

c) Students living outside the catchment area with a brother or sister who currently attends Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre,
provided that the brother or sister will be of compulsory school age and will continue to attend the following year.

d) Students by reference by distance to the school. Measurement of distance of up to three decimal places will be in a straight line from the centre point
of the property to the school’s main designated front gate, using a computerised mapping system (Routefinder). Where there is equal distance then
lots will be drawn, supervised by an independent officer.

7 If it is not possible to determine all the applications received that meet any of the categories described above, priority will be determined by the proximity of the child’s home to Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre. This will be carried out using a straight- line measurement and a computerised mapping system, from the centre of the child’s residence to the centre of the school site. The address used must be the child’s permanent home address. The shortest measurement will have the highest priority. Where the final place in a year group can be taken by two or more children living an equal distance from the school as described above, the Directors will select by drawing lots. This process will be supervised by a person independent of the school, and a fresh round of random allocation will be used each time a child is to be offered a place from a waiting list.

POST 16 APPEALS

8 Appeals against the decision of the school to refuse a place must be made in writing to the Chair of the Local Governing Body (address below) within 20 school days of notice of the refusal.

Chair of the Local Governing Body

Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre
Butt Lane
Hinckley
Leicestershire
LE10 1LE

Contact details for Clerk to Governors:

Clerk to the Local Governing Body
Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre
Butt Lane
Hinckley
Leicestershire
LE10 1LE

mike.keen@thefuturestrust.org.uk

9 Appeals will be heard by an independent appeal panel.

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