The Pastoral Care of our students is of paramount importance. Our Pastoral Support structure in the Sixth Form is designed to suit the specific needs of this crucial stage of education.

As you think about entering the Sixth Form you will already have developed a strong sense of what you want to achieve academically and personally. In joining us at Sheffield Girls' Sixth Form you can be confident that you will be surrounded by a supportive, friendly pastoral team who wish to see you succeed and will support you in each step of the next two years.

As students enter the Sixth Form we recognise the need to balance active support for each individual student as learners alongside building their confidence, resilience and independence in preparation for university. We closely monitor the well-being of our Sixth Form students and involve them in decision-making, such as developing the curriculum, social events and Sixth Form facilities.

Over 20% of students entering Sixth Form are new to the school and we offer an extended induction process over their first term, including a team building activities day, Year 13 buddy programme, form lunch, study skills course and IT induction.

Tutoring and Mentoring

Sheffield Girls’ Sixth Form ensures that all students are emotionally supported, making progress, achieving targets and engaged with Sixth Form life. The Pastoral Team of Form Tutors, Heads of Year 12 and 13, Director of Sixth Form and Head of Pastoral Care endeavour to know each girl personally. Students also have access to the School Nurse and School Counsellor.

Healthy and Active Lifestyles

Good health and happiness are a priority in Sheffield Girls’ Sixth Form. Girls have full access to our excellent facilities, including the new Fitness Suite and the recently-introduced Cookery Department. Pupils are encouraged to play a full part in the co-curricular programme in order to become more well-rounded, confident and sociable young adults who are ready for the transition to university.