St Wilfrids Catholic High School

Cutsyke Road, Featherstone, Pontefract, WF7 6BD

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About us

Our Catholic ethos forms the cornerstone of our Sixth Form provision. Our Christian ethos provides a sense of community, which underpins everything we do. We welcome those from other faiths to benefit from, and thrive within, this environment. Through care, compassion, challenge and support, we intervene and nurture young people to do their very best within an atmosphere of guidance and encouragement. We do not give up on our young people and pride ourselves on our unrivalled retention and progression rates. Our students consistently achieve excellent examination results and we provide an outstanding curriculum catering for varying ability levels. Through careful guidance and support by a dedicated team, students can choose from a wide range of subjects and qualifications at Level 3.

If you are considering applying to St Wilfrid’s, I strongly advise you to attend our Open Evening in early November. You can be assured of a warm welcome and I am confident you will be impressed. We are very proud of our students, who benefit from the experience for the rest of their lives and have developed spiritually, morally, and academically.

Andy Lewis

Director of Sixth Form

Additional information

2020-2021 Admission Policy

Interviews

Interviews will take place from January to March.

Letters will be sent out in January, giving times and dates of interviews. 

You will need to bring with you for interview: 

Evidence of your academic achievement (this could be your predicted grades for the summer exams, or your Record of Achievement) 

Your attendance record for Year 10 and 11.

You will receive a letter within 2 weeks of your interview stating whether you have been successful.

All offers of a place to study at Post 16 will be subject to the criteria being met for the courses of your choice. 

Throughout the interview process, students will be carefully guided on to courses appropriate for their level of ability. We strongly encourage students with grades 9 – 6 profile to study a minimum of 3-4 A-Level subjects, grade 4 profile students will be encouraged to study BTEC courses to ensure successful completion of courses.

To apply for the Sixth Form  go to http://www.st-wilfrids.bkcat.co.uk/sixth-form/apply-here/

Taster Day 

Towards the end of June.

As part of the induction process into Year 12, we would ask you to attend a day programme towards the end of June. During this time students will have the opportunity to sample up to five different lessons in order to help clarify the options they have already chosen. At the end of the day, students may well have changed their minds about certain subjects and will complete documentation to confirm their intended programme of study in Post 16. This induction programme will also involve discussions of St Wilfrid’s expectations of students as well as our programme of enrichment. 

We see this day as extremely important and would strongly encourage attendance if your son/daughter is considering Post 16 study at St Wilfrid’s. All prospective Post 16 students are to meet in the Sixth Form Common Room on arrival. Students will need to ensure they have some money to purchase refreshments and lunch from the Sixth Form canteen or they can provide their own packed lunch. 

GCSE Results 

We will ask you to come and enroll once you have received your GCSE results in August. We will send letters out in July to confirm a date and time.


If you require further information please contact:

Sixth Form on 01977 691014 or e-mail Sixthform@st-wilfrids.bkcat.co.uk