Our Post-16 Learning, Life Skills and Enterprise


Swansdowne Drive



NG11 8HX

Tel:  0115 915 2959

Fax: 0115 915 2958

Our sixth form caters for students aged 16-19 with a range of special educational needs, including autism and social and emotional needs.

Our main aims are:

•To support our young people in making a successful transition from adolescence into adulthood.

•To provide an engaging curriculum that further enables personalised learning opportunities and allows our young people to both consolidate and broaden their skills.

•To ensure readiness for independent living, further education and/or supported employment.

•To support students in becoming active members of their communities, who participate and make a positive contribution.

The Curriculum

All 6th form students access learning at an appropriate level, within small teaching groups and with well-informed pastoral support. We take a holistic approach to preparing our young people for adulthood, and key life skills are embedded within our curriculum and daily routines.

Our young people follow personalised study-programmes suited to their individual needs, interests and future aspirations. Our curriculum can be ever-changing, depending on the future goals and aspirations of our young people. Teaching staff work closely with other professionals and parents/carers when setting targets (EHCPs), and study programmes are tailored accordingly.

Students at Nethergate Sixth Form are usually working between Entry Level 1 and Level 1, and follow one of two main pathways:

Employability Pathway Curriculum

Independent Living Pathway Curriculum

For more information about the Post-16 Curriculum, please contact

Katie Howes (Phase Leader) on the Academy’s Admin email address:


Primary Curriculum

KS3 Curriculum

KS4 Curriculum

Post-16 Curriculum

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