Life as a Student


  • You will be treated as an adult.
  • Staff have an excellent sense of humour and enjoy good relationships with students.
  • The food is of a very high standard and you are even allowed to go to the front of the queue with the staff.
  • You will receive careers guidance and many opportunities to strengthen your CV and skills.
  • The teachers really are experts in their field.
  • You will have independent study time on your timetable.
  • The pastoral team operate an open door policy and you are welcome at any time.
  • You are allowed to sign out in the afternoon if you have independent study time.
  • Our Sixth Form Learning Manager and our Learning Mentor will help you master difficult work.
  • Our Facebook page will keep you fully informed.
  • We have a large rewards budget which we use to celebrate successes.

"My name is Alfie and I was chosen as Head Boy in May 2018. This is a really exciting position for me and I am looking forward to working with Aaliya and Mrs Barton in helping develop the Academy even further.

We have an extensive team of subject ambassadors who form the Sixth Form Senior Council and they have decided this year to run sub-committees on attendance, rewards, environment and fundraising initiatives. I am certain that they will have a big say in how post 16 studies are improved even further.

If you are visiting Woodkirk I hope to see you.  If you are thinking of joining us you would have a fantastic time here and achieve some brilliant results."

"My name is Aaliya and I am the Head Girl for Woodkirk for 2018-2019. I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it is to have such an opportunity and I hope that I can follow in the footsteps of the previous Head Girl as an outstanding ambassador for the Academy.

I am aiming to progress to a Russell Group university next year and I know that the teachers and staff will help me get the grades that I will need to achieve that goal.

Like Alfie, I fully recommend Woodkirk to anyone who is thinking about their options for post 16 studies and I hope to see you around.