Welcome to the Poly Sixth Form! It was about a year ago that I was contemplating where I should go for sixth form. Now, in my second year at the Poly, I can wholeheartedly say that I made the right decision. Not only have I advanced in my abilities academically, but I have also grown on a personal level.
There are various opportunities to engage in from the beginning of term such as university trips and enrichment activities, right through to the end of the summer term where you will take part in ‘Beyond the Poly Week’ and your chosen work experience placement. All of these experiences will help to equip you with the qualities needed to fulfil our motto: ‘Tomorrows Leaders’.
Our sixth form leadership team, staff and students, all provide pastoral support, which I have personally benefitted from throughout my time at the Poly. There is a strong sense of unity and cohesiveness felt within the Poly, which adds to the feeling of belonging within the learning environment.
To bring balance to the academic aspect of Poly life, there are some wonderful extra-curricular activities to be enjoyed such as theatre trips and VIP concert experiences.
On behalf of Woolwich Poly Sixth Form, we welcome each and every one of you. I truly believe that the Poly can be the start of new beginnings for you as it has been for me.
Year 13 Head Girl
Like all top achievers, I had the choice of many sixth forms, including grammar schools. The thought did cross my mind, but I knew that this outstanding school produces outstanding results. During the taster week in the summer term of year 11, I experienced sixth form lessons first hand which confirmed what I had aready known: this was the sixth form for me.
Our sixth form motto “Tomorrow’s Leaders” inspires success. It is no coincidence that, year on year, greatness is achieved. Our students are proactive and hungry in the pursuit of success. The Poly is very good at encouraging independence as we are all challenged, daily, to push our boundaries, take the extra step and be the best we can be.
The Poly ensures that the transition between year 11 and sixth form is as smooth as possible: pathways are catered to individual students and we feel supported in making life-changing decisions. Not only do we receive academic support, but every student is listened to and the pastoral team make the time for any problem, big or small.
I am proud to state that the Poly is my sixth form. The family atmosphere created here between students and teachers makes the experience a unique one. The Poly has become my home away from home and I feel privileged that I get to represent such a thriving and growing school. If you want to thrive, and not simply survive, please come and join our family!