At John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre we pride ourselves on providing tailored student support and care about getting to know all students as individuals. 

At JC6 no one gets lost in the crowd.  


Ensure success with specialist support at John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre. 

Our small class sizes mean our students get a personal approach to learning, receiving the focus they deserve in the classroom, but we understand that supporting students academic growth beyond the classroom makes all the difference. That's why JC6 goes the extra mile, to ensure we offer the perfect combination of support and independence. With a study centre open early and late, a VESPA Programme of study and tailored guidance, regular subject drop-in and revision support sessions throughout the year, and peer mentoring programme to link students together, there is something for everyone.  

Our full range of academic support services include:

  • SEND Support - We provide specialist SEND support, from designing structured support plans to designated 'quiet' working spaces for students with additional needs, we ensure our staff support every student in their academic journey.

  • Revision Sessions - Tailored subject sessions run thrughout the year, with informal drop-in sessions and 3pm onwards revision classes, there is something for everyone.

  • Peer Mentoring - We give students the opportunity to strengthn and revise their knowledge by mentoring younger students, or to receive extra support by being mentored by a Year 13 student.

  • VESPA - Our students follow a VESPA Programme of study, meaning that they benefit from focusing on Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice and Attitude in their pursuit of excellence.

  • Home Study - Sixth Form students may be able to arrange to work at home during study periods, with these opportunities increasing as they enter year 13. This is organised, with parental agreement, after the first two weeks of year 12. Home study can help students to use their time effectively and prepare for the greater freedom of work or university.

  • Supported Study - Students benefit from a programme of study which includes Supported Study sessions, allowing students to develop independent study skills whilst still having specialist staff on hand to support their learning where required.


With access to a dedicated Well-Being team trained in counselling, personal tutors, Learning Advisers trained in mental health first aid and a hands-on Senior Leadership Team, we ensure every JC6 student can flourish both academically and personally.  Students always have someone to speak to, with the JC6 team always on hand to listen and support students with everything from CV writing to coping with anxiety to provide rounded support. 

As a friendly and supportive community, we promote positive health and wellbeing for all. We encourage all students to understand their own mental health and how to support others, so in addition to support provided by staff, JC6 students help to support each other through difficult times. Students benefit from a Health and Well-Being Suite with a calm and welcoming environment, allowing students access to on site counselling, sexual health information, nurse
appointments, anxiety workshops and mediation.

JC6 is not all about study, from Curly Wurly Bingo and the Christmas Bazaar, to our dedicated annual Well-Being Week where we focus on activities to improve student mental and physical health, there are always fun events to help every student relax and de-stress.


The 16-19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation and enable them to remain in education. There are two types of 16-to-19 bursaries:

Support - Bursary - 1

  • Bursaries for Defined Vulnerable Groups – up to £1,200 a Year

  • Discretionary Bursaries, Awarded to Meet Individual Needs, e.g. Cost of Transports, Meals, and Books

All bursary applicants must submit a completed form with supporting evidence of household income. If there is any query about eligibility or the evidence, then they will be invited to meet with Mr Boast (Director of Learning).Defined vulnerable groups include 16 – 19-year-olds who are:

Support - Bursary - 2

  • Living Independently and Claiming Income Support or Universal Credit

  • Looked after by the Local Authority

  • Care Leavers (Looked after between Ages 14 and 16)

  • Parents Receiving Income Support or Universal Credit

  • Disabled and Receiving Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit, Disability Living Allowance, or Personal Independence Payments

  • Eligible for Free School Meals

  • Living with Less than £16,200 Gross Household Income

  • Receiving Universal Credit or Tax Credits with a Gross Household Income between £16,200 and £25,000

Applicants whose gross household income exceeds £25,000 per annum will not be considered for support under this scheme.

These have been very challenging times. If your household circumstances have changed in the past few months you may now be eligible for school meal support. You can check eligibility at the website below:

If you can apply, you can access support from the Leicestershire County Council website below:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The government change the guidelines to schools regarding the 16-19 Bursary Fund annually. For this reason, all students must reapply for bursary funding if they are eligible each year. Being eligible in one academic year does not guarantee ongoing eligibility. Also, the quantity and way in which bursary funding is allocated and paid can change annually.

All Year 12 students who claim bursary funding will be contacted at the start of their Year 13; however, it is their responsibility to apply by the deadline. All initial applications will be assessed as soon as possible so students can access funding.

Application deadline is end of September. After the deadline, if home financial circumstances change during the year, then an application to the 16-19 can be made for assistance. The 16-19 Bursary Fund is allocated to schools annually and is not an infinite source. Therefore, it is entirely possible that applications very late in the academic year may not be fulfilled.

Apart from the vulnerable bursary, there will be no monthly payments into student accounts. All discretionary bursary payments will be “in-kind” reimbursements for items that fall within the criteria specified by the bursary.

For a more detailed explanation of the 16-19 Bursary, please see the following link:


After completing their course, our Level 3 students go onto full-time work, Higher/Degree Level Apprenticeships, the armed forces or university. In order to support this transition, we provide a wide range of careers events within our ‘Future Programme’ to ensure students understand the career opportunities available to them. We offer:

  • A unique three day 'Futures Conference'

  • CV writing workshops

  • Interview technique sessions

  • Employer meetings

  • Talks and seminars

  • Regular 'Future Opportunities' updates

  • On-site Career Adviser

  • Help with the application process

Career Ready students from JC6 take part in a careers workshop at LinkedIn head office

Career Ready

We also participate in the national Career Ready programme, which allows our students to experience regular workplace talks, head office visits and motivational speakers, as well as opportunities to get a business mentor and work on internships. The Santander-sponsored programme is backed by a huge array of companies and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre is the only participating college in Leicestershire.

Support - Career Ready

  • Geosynthetics

  • Royal Mail

  • Black Horse

  • Barclays

  • Vortex Optical Coatings

  • Sigma Components Ltd

  • HMRC

  • British Gas

Work Experience

 'Futures Week' allows our Year 12 students to complete vital work placements across the country. In the run up to this we offer additional tailored support to help students secure a placement to benefit their future career plans. 

Are you a Year 12 student who is about to begin planning their placement? Make sure you have the documents below:

Work Experience Application Form  Side 1  -  (Download Word Doc) 

Work Experience Form Side 2 - (Download Word Doc)

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We take the time to get to know our students as individuals, not just numbers. At JC6 we pride ourselves on our outstanding academic and pastoral student support.

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