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Why choose North Leamington School Sixth Form?

Hear from one of our former students Shruti about her experience at NLS:

When I joined North Leamington School in Year 12, I'd never experienced British schooling before and hadn't physically attended school in over a year, so I was incredibly nervous on my first day. However, I needn't have worried because everyone was so kind and welcoming.

Right from the start, I enjoyed being at NLS. The huge campus was a beautiful backdrop to the hustle and bustle of students as I made my way to classes. The teachers strove to make the content interesting and easy to digest. When I had issues with my assessments, they took the time and effort to help me figure out how I could do better.

One thing I really like about NLS is that every term they hold a bake sale for charities such as the British Heart Foundation, Prostate Cancer UK, etc. Students are given the opportunity to buy baked goods to support the cause and are free to donate as much as possible towards these charities. These help build social awareness and are often linked in with Sixth Form assemblies based on all sorts of topics such as current affairs like the war in Ukraine; hearing about the Holocaust from a survivor; the history of Pride Month; mental health awareness, etc. In addition to this, the Year 13 student leaders also organised a Culture Day where students were encouraged to bring in food items from their own culture or other cultures to share with everyone.

The school has been extremely supportive in helping me plan for when I leave school. In March, the entire Year 12 attended a university and apprenticeship fair in Birmingham to give us the opportunity to find out more about courses that would suit us. The Sixth Form Welfare Officer is always present in either one of the two Study Rooms and is always prepared to assist us with any stress or concerns we may have about our studies. That isn’t to say everything at school is just about studying, the two Sixth Form designated areas, the Common Room and the Mezzanine are great areas to just hang out and relax with friends. The school also holds a Silly Sports Day after the Year 12 Progression Exams to help ring in the summer.

It has been a joy to study at NLS over the past year and I look forward to being able to do my A levels and complete my years of schooling. I am certain it will be memorable.