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Buxton Community School

Buxton Community School

Why Choose Us?

 Buxton Community School offers a wide range of A level subjects for Sixth Form students. We also offer a programme of complementary studies, which includes a choice of enrichment courses, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award, participation in musical and drama productions as well as opportunities for service to the school and community. It is our aim to give our students as broad an experience as possible during their two years in the Sixth Form.

Our students’ A level performance over the past three years is also excellent in terms of 'added value'. This view is supported through an annual independent report published by 'Alps', a national system of A level results analysis which is recognised by Ofsted. The great majority of our students progress to Higher Education, with a significant proportion successfully gaining places on competitive courses at Russell Group universities.

There is an effective tutor system in the Sixth Form and we take great interest in our students’  progress, providing advice and encouragement when needed. The emphasis is on self-motivated, independent learning, developing new skills, and engaging in super and extra curricular activities.

Students who decide to enter the Sixth Form at Buxton Community School will be presented with many opportunities to achieve their academic and personal potential. They will be given the best support in achieving their aims and aspirations and we will do everything we can to help them get the university places of their choice and fulfil their future ambitions.

In particular, we provide:

  • A wide choice of academic courses to cater for a range of abilities and interests
  • High quality teaching with individual supervision and regular reports
  • An opportunity to develop the independent learning skills necessary for Higher Education and future employment 
  • A friendly and supportive environment where help is at hand
  • Excellent facilities, including two study areas, and a common room area
  • Many opportunities to engage in exciting extra-curricular and social activities
  • A specialist careers advisory service to give you the support you need to achieve your ambition

If you would like any further information or a visit to our Sixth Form, please contact Ms Jackie Cruse, Head of Sixth Form - J Cruse

We look forward to welcoming you to Buxton Community School Sixth Form!


Ms Cruse on a fun Sixth Form trip to her home city of Liverpool, enjoying time at the Cavern Walks.