Sixth Form Team


Ms Kate Hackett

Head of Sixth Form

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Ms Sarah Warbrick

Deputy Head of Sixth Form

Ms Debbie Smith

Pastoral Assistant

Call the Sixth Form Team on 01865 755306

Sixth Form Mentoring

Dr Catherine Casson 

We have a small team of Sixth Form mentors who work with students to develop their study skills, including personal organisation, revision skills and note-taking. Students are recommended for a short program of weekly one-to-one mentoring sessions, with the aim of building students’ independent learning skills to ensure that progress is at or above expectations.

Sixth Form Super Tutors

Next Steps: Mr David Gimson - 01865 759275 and Miss Victoria Berry -

Learning to Learn:  Mr Gareth Richards -

Leadership and Volunteering:  Ms Dhruvika Mehta -

Mental Health and Wellbeing:
Miss Victoria Berry -

Contemporary Issues:
Ms Phoebe Mortimer -

"We have a much more mature relationship with our teachers. Cheney Sixth Form is a fantastic, unique experience which offers lots of opportunities for students to develop their interests." Year 12 Student

Students see their Super Tutor for an hour lesson once per week, and are delivered a varied and rich extended curriculum, devised by the Super Tutor team. Areas of focus are:

  • UCAS and Next Steps
  • Volunteering & Leadership
  • Study Skills
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Contemporary Issues


Pastoral Support

Ms Sarah Warbrick and Ms Debbie Smith

Our students are at the heart of what we do, and there is a range of support available to students should they need it. Sarah Warbrick and Debbie Smith are based in the Sixth Form Office and look after attendance (which is key to ensuring successful outcomes), and any day-to-day issues that the students are facing. We work hard to ensure that there are calm and productive study spaces available to them throughout the day. Our door is (almost) always open and our office is never empty for long! Our school nurse, Anna McNally, is also available to help students with any medical issues and we have a counselling service available to which we can refer students for in-school support. 

We also work closely with other external agencies, like CAMHS, the Mental Health Support Team and our local Community Support Officer, to ensure that students and their families are supported to ensure the best possible progress.

Cheney Sixth Form Attendance


Students, please email before 8:30 each morning of your absence.

Copy your teachers and parents into the email.

A parent will need to confirm they are aware of this absence.

  • Illness to be reported before 8.30am, copying the teachers whose lessons you will miss.
  • Illness during the school day Report to the Sixth Form Office before you leave. They will inform your teachers and parents or guardians.
  • Medical appointments Notify the Sixth Form Office ahead of the appointment. In case of emergency appointments, please phone in and bring evidence in on your return, as with illness.
  • Planned absence (e.g. open days, summer schools) Complete a form to be authorised by the Sixth Form Team.

In all cases, make sure you contact your teachers at the earliest opportunity to collect any work you need to catch up on.

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