Sixth Form Excellence in an Inspirational Environment
The Department of Education lists Saint Felix School in the top 5% nationally – and the top school in Suffolk - for student academic progress at A Level. With 100% pass rate across 18 A Level subjects, our strong educational credentials are supported by excellent facilities on a safe spacious campus within walking distance of Southwold, on the Suffolk Coast. As an independent day and boarding school, Saint Felix embraces students from all over the world, and closer to home.
School life for Years 12 and 13 embodies our core values within a distinctive and exciting learning environment, where hard work and a mature attitude is valued and staff are committed to the individual needs, personal welfare and happiness of every single student. Our average class sizes of 6 facilitate individualised learning and support.
Students have dedicated time with both their tutor and the Head of Sixth Form to monitor progress and provide tailored support so that every student can achieve his or her personal best at A Level.
Our higher education preparatory course is delivered by subject specialists for students with the desire and capability to attend the most demanding universities including Oxford and Cambridge, providing bespoke support for applications, examinations and interviews. As an indication of the strength of their applications, the vast majority of Saint Felix students secure a place at their first choice university.
At Saint Felix, we understand that Sixth Form education is about far more than academic results. It is a crucial stage in every young person’s journey to independence, and that is why we encourage students to participate in a wide range of activities. Some may also wish to complete an Extended Project Qualification, where they can choose to deep-dive into a specific area of personal interest.
The curriculum also includes timetabled sessions to enhance each student’s experience alongside academic learning, like financial capability, external lectures, charity work and meditation as well as mentoring younger Prep school students with reading. Students participate in a whole range of individual or team sports and activities, both as part of the timetable and in extra-curricular sessions.
Sixth Form students have access to a dedicated study centre at the heart of the school, offering private study facilities and pods for collaborative learning. The Refectory Cafe is a dedicated indoor social space for Sixth Formers, while outside in our extensive grounds the Sixth Form garden provides an oasis of nature for quiet study or socialising.
Boarding is available on a full, weekly or flexible basis and around a third of our Sixth Formers are regular boarders. Students are allocated a single study bedroom accommodated in one of the three single-sex boarding houses on-site, with common rooms (including a separate Sixth Form common room) and fully-equipped kitchens to encourage practical independent living skills. We also offer a full programme of activities including excursions at weekends, with ongoing supervision from resident house parents.
Our aim is to support students in becoming confident and capable young adults, to be the best versions of themselves. We value individuality and celebrate differences, and we enjoy being part of a diverse international community.
If you or your child are looking for the next step on the education journey, you can find out more about our Sixth Form online, including full details for application and available scholarships To discuss your application or answer any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a telephone call or meeting with either Mrs Harlock, Head of Sixth Form, or Mr Harrison, Headmaster.