Welcome to Knutsford Academy Sixth Form and Cheshire Studio School.

Our main priority is for every student to achieve their full potential, regardless of their background or ability.

I am immensely proud of our Sixth Form. We have extraordinary students and a dedicated and talented group of staff. Our expectations are high, we insist on exemplary conduct and encourage all students to do their very best in all they do, including being involved in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.

Over the last three years our Sixth Form has had a 100% pass rate at A Level, with 40% of grades at A or A*. This sees us as one of the top performing Sixth Forms in the country. Cheshire Studio School also boasts a similar record with a 100% pass rate at Level 3. We have an enviable
track record in preparing our young people for their next steps in higher education and the world of work, strengthened even further with our Studio School, which has a strong vocational focus.

Mrs Karen Key, Headteacher

Providing personalised support at every step of the journey is crucial to our Sixth Form.

Because our average class sizes are smaller, teaching and learning is tailored to each student’s needs. We are a strong community, where students thrive socially as well as academically preparing for whatever the next step may be. At the same time as creating a warm, welcoming culture in which students feel 100% supported, we respect their desire to be treated as young adults, and encourage independence, expression and choice.

Students who choose our Cheshire Studio School (CSS) route will find it offers a wide range of Level 3 qualifications, including our highly successful Football Academy; a unique programme that combines a passion for football with academic progression. A key difference within CSS is the extra focus placed on vocational support for students, to ensure they are equipped with employability skills ready for
apprenticeships and the world of work.

Ms May Hawkins, Head of Sixth Form