Welcome to Eaton Bank Sixth Form

We are exceptionally proud of our Sixth Form and the quality of education provided for Years 12 and 13.


  • Success
    • Our students leave the Sixth Form to study at some of the UK’s and world’s best institutions, including Russell Group universities, Oxbridge and Harvard.
    • For those not going to university, students have achieved local and national Higher-Level Apprenticeships, including with Siemens, Barclays, Fujitsu, the Police…
    • For the latest Sixth Form exam performance data, please click here.
  • Support
    • We offer a comprehensive UCAS support programme for students who wish to pursue their studies at university. We work closely with the Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership and deliver a specific support programme for those who wish to secure an apprenticeship. We have links with heads-up, the one-day course for everyday skills in preparation for life after the Sixth Form.
    • Our dedicated tutor and pastoral teams are available to support Sixth Formers throughout Years 12 and 13.
    • We provide one of the highest ratios of staff to Sixth Form students in Cheshire East, ensuring we deliver an exceptional level of individual support.
  • Growth
    • Students have access to a wide range of opportunities to develop employability and transferable skills through charity fundraising, volunteering, work experience, whole-school musical and dance shows.


Sixth Form students also benefit from an extensive enrichment programme including mentoring lower-school students, acting as Subject Ambassadors and completing an EPQ.


Useful Information and Contacts

Contacting the Head of Sixth Form

You can contact Miss Podmore via email at j.podmore@eatonbank.org

Sixth Form Form Tutors

Form 12SCO

Form 12SGU

Form 12EST

Form 12SJE

Form 12LMC

Form 12EST

Form 13LNE

Form 13TPE

Form 13JSH

Form 13AWI

Pastoral Team

Mrs Challinor

Miss Podmore

Mr Jenkins

Mr James

Other Useful Contacts

Essential Course and Exam Information

Please view the Key Stage 5 information on the Academic Curriculum page for more information.

Success after Sixth Form

We believe that the best university, is the best university for each individual and the course they wish to take. However, we are very proud of our students who have left Eaton Bank Sixth Form to embark upon a continuation of their studies at prestigious institutions such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Warwick, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and York Universities, to name but a few.

Our students are exposed to the full range of options available to them for further study and employment, after they leave Eaton Bank Sixth Form. For example, in Year 12 students will attend the UCAS Discovery Event in Manchester where they are able to explore university, apprenticeship and further education opportunities. As well as this, we invite many external speakers in to share their experiences and knowledge of the next steps that our students will take to prepare them for their applications and interviews and many other aspects of adult life.

We have become experts in supporting students to undertake apprenticeships and have made excellent links with local organisations such as the Pledge and the Employment Readiness Programme to support competitive applications from our students. We are very proud of the students that have left Eaton Bank to begin apprenticeships or employment with the police, Armed Forces, Astra Zeneca, Barclays, Bentley, and within small local companies specialising in advertising, accounting and law.

All Year 12 students undertake a week of work experience, giving them the opportunity to understand what the world of work and training will look like for them, and where their passion for the future may be found. All students have access to independent careers advice via the school careers advisor and we have created bespoke resources in the form of booklets and presentations for our students that address their questions, needs and concerns, compiled over years of experience working with students and their families.

Please click here for the latest performance data for Eaton Bank Academy Sixth Form 16 to 18 – Eaton Bank Academy – Find school and college performance data in England – GOV.UK (find-school-performance-data.service.gov.uk)




We are looking forward to welcoming our new intake of September 2024 Sixth Formers. To apply for your place please click here to access the Sixth Form Application Form for 2024, or alternatively you can access the form through the QR code below.


Any questions?

For internal applicants, Miss Podmore, Mr Jenkins and all of your subject teachers will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding subject choices, including grade requirements.

Applying from another school?

External students interested in joining the Sixth Form are invited to contact the Director of Sixth Form, Miss Podmore (j.podmore@eatonbank.org) for more information or to book a tour.

Subject Choices

Detailed information regarding 2024 entry subject options can be found here Sixth Form Options Booklet 2024 


The option choices can be seen below

More general Sixth Form information can be found here Your Future Your Choice Booklet 2024 entry



Life in the Sixth Form

We pride ourselves on the fact that every Sixth Form student at Eaton Bank receives one-to-one guidance and mentoring to help secure their success and to guide them through their applications for university and alternative career pathways.

As a result of this holistic support, our students secure places at the most competitive universities or take up sought-after apprenticeships or career progression options.

Individual curriculum areas also provide extra support and guidance, including Sixth Form dedicated use of their specialist facilities or booster classes and seminars.

Enrichment Opportunities

The enrichment opportunities on offer at Eaton Bank Sixth Form are second to none; personal development, work-related learning and leadership skills are given a high priority, given the proven positive impact this has on future lives and University applications.

Our students display an impressive social conscience and do a lot to help younger students through peer mentoring and coaching. Students also volunteer in the local community and make the most of work experience opportunities.

There really is something for everyone with EPQ, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, theatre visits, sports leadership opportunities, performing arts workshops and working with our feeder primary schools.

In addition to these regular opportunities, we also benefit from partnerships with local charities, which in turn, leads to opportunities for our Sixth Form students to take part in fundraising and charity work.

Access specialised learning facilities

Students at Eaton Bank Sixth Form benefit from a bespoke Sixth Form Centre with separate study and recreational areas, computer suite, outdoor space and coffee shop. We also have specialist art textiles and ceramics facilities, dance and drama studios, well equipped science laboratories (including two brand new state of the art labs) and sports facilities.


Enjoy yourself!

Whether it’s socialising in the Sixth Form Centre, taking part in staff v Sixth Form Dodgeball, braving fancy dress days or just relaxing over a coffee and cake, Sixth-form life makes it easy for you to develop fun and lasting friendships.