Hartsdown Academy Sixth Form

Welcome to the brand-new home of The Hartsdown Sixth Form.

About us

Hartsdown 6th form continues to offer an excellent post 16 education in our purpose built 6th form centre. This allows students to have the support available from a school whilst encouraging independence and maturity.

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Facilities available

• Purpose built Independent 6th Form Study Area, ICT suite
and classrooms; with considerable ICT equipment.
• 6th Form Pastoral and Study mentor
• Careers and links to external career advice
• Strong links with universities.
• Each faculty area has supportive and expert staff who are not only highly skilled and caring also provide study time outside of school hours within their specialty areas to catch up on work.


At Hartsdown Academy we are proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Careers-Related Programme (IBCP). The IBCP provides a robust and challenging curriculum for our students, enabling them to study both vocational courses and Diploma subjects and ensuring that they are prepared for excellent futures after completing Sixth Form, whether that is in an apprenticeship, employment or university

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IBCP Programme

As part of the IBCP students will also study the core programme, which is designed to foster a love of learning and equip students with essential skills and knowledge to become world-ready citizens.

Who We Are

At Hartsdown we continuously ask the question...
“Is this good enough for my child?”

We refuse to become an exam factory that pushes students through qualifications in the pursuit of the league tables. Instead we give children the opportunities to pursue subjects that interest them. This approach has ensured that 100% of our students have gone on to University, College or Apprenticeships.

World Class Curriculum – we offer the IBCP

Academic Rigour – we encourage learning and growth

Individuals not exam fodder – children are more than a GCSE result

Our Values


Hartsdown works with our sister school Danecourt to ensure that we achieve high levels of academic excellence. We are recognised as an International Baccalaureate World School and offer the IBCP. 


The IBCP programme is our primary offer at KS5. Watch below to find out more.


Teamwork is key to a successful life and a Hartsdown we give students fantastic opportunities to develop their teamwork skills. During year 7 children get opportunities to work in teams including outbound activities for example our trip to Wales.
All of year 9 access the Duke of Edinborough award this nationally recognised program develops children’s confidence as it pushes them out of their comfort zone.


Resilience is the ability to keep going in difficult circumstances. Research has shown that resilience is the key skill needed to be successful in life.

At Hartsdown we look for opportunities for children to develop their resilience. This includes challenging school work but also includes opportunities to do things that are out of children’s comfort zone. Across their years at Hartsdown this will include opportunities for public speaking, competitions, Duke of Edinborough Award.


Integrity is the heart of Hartsdown. It is love our care of students as well as our core belief that students deserve to be treated as individuals not a number.

We demonstrate this through our pastoral care and the wide range of options children have.

We also look to work with parents to help grow children into adults that we can be proud of.


Our vision is to give students the education they need for an amazing life.

We also work with students to develop their vision for their lives.


As a school we pursue excellence in all that we do. We also challenge students to continually strive for excellence.