Post 16

Welcome to the Post 16 Centre at Tuxford Academy. We offer a wide range of courses and our relationships with students are excellent. We will provide you with all the advice, encouragement and support that you will need to be successful. In an increasingly competitive world, you are going to need higher qualifications and we will help you achieve them.

Our values:

Our aim is to enable Post 16 students to shine in their achievements, through excellent teaching and learning of an inspiring curriculum that will help prepare them to make a positive contribution to society.  Students will benefit from outstanding guidance and pastoral support.  Students will contribute to and enjoy high levels of community cohesion. At Tuxford Academy we promote values which ensure our students develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility. We prepare students for  life in Modern Britain with values such as individual liberty, democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance. These values are embedded within our ethos and curriculum.


Paul Simpson, Assistant Principal (Post 16)



First class education resulting in the highest ever examination results are top of Tuxford P16 Centre’s agenda.

  • 52.2 % grades A*-B at A level
  • Links with local employers have helped students gain higher apprenticeships:  Two students gained prestigious places at Edmund Shipway Construction Consultants
  • Nearly 100 students gained places at university, 34 students gained places at Russell Group Universities
  • 100% students in Y12 undertook work experience in 2014/2015
  • 100% pass rate at A level

Therefore it’s no wonder that the Academy is producing such sought after students. Anastasia O’Connell, year 13 is one of many examples of such students. Annie has applied to top universities Oxford, Durham and Warwick this year to study English, after achieving 11 A*'s and 1 A's last summer in her GCSE; it is clear that she has thrived at the Academy.

There hasn’t been any point whilst at Tuxford where I have felt unsupported from both an academic, emotional or social viewpoint. It has been an overall extremely positive experience and I feel really privileged to have studied here.

Annie has definitely embraced all the opportunities the academy could offer her. During her time at the academy she has led the Christian Union group, took leads in school productions and last year was a college president:

We accomplished a lot as college presidents. It was an opportunity to work with different years and we accomplished a lot.

Last year Tuxford’s Post 16 students were also approached by David Stevenson, Director, Edmond Shipway Construction Consultants, who came into the academy to offer a fantastic opportunity.  Edmond Shipway offered two places on their trainee programme, and also provided full sponsorship for studying an honours degree at Nottingham Trent University in Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management (by day release).  Two Tuxford students secured the enviable positions of trainee Chartered Surveyors, with the promise of gaining a top class qualification with no debt at the end of it!

I love what I do and I cannot wait to see what the future holds. I am taking every opportunity there is to do as much as possible as I know it will benefit me hugely in the long run. Thank you Tuxford.

past student Richard Grant, Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Edmond Shipway

Finally, Jonathan Lile is an example of student who has benefited from an internship at Tuxford. Jonathan is gaining valuable experience whilst at the academy as a voluntary intern and working with staff as student mentor in IT. As a result Jonathan is feeling increasingly positive about forthcoming interviews (he is applying to Oxford Aviation Academy and hopes to be a pilot).

The intern experience gave me a real confidence boost.

The opportunities available to Tuxford Post 16 are clearly impressive and feedback from students, potential employers and universities has shown that Tuxford students are highly employable and achieve places at great universities.

Post 16 students at Tuxford also benefit from their own refectory and dedicated study space – something the young adults certainly appreciate.

It’s great to have our own space to work and socialise. There is also the gym and loads of clubs at both lunchtime and afterschool - if you have the energy!

P16 Student

Paul Simpson, Assistant Principal (Post 16) is extremely proud of the students and the Centre which last year produced its highest ever student grades.

Post 16 at Tuxford provides the students with the whole package. ‘Grit and Goodwill’ is our motto and is something we instil in all our students.  Further education is undoubtedly hard work, but the fantastic grades our students achieve mean it is worth it and this is largely down to the high quality teaching and students’ determination. We also have a great P16 team of staff who are fully engaged with student progress and always available to support and offer guidance.

Paul Simpson, Post 16 Assistant Principal

Opportunities that boost confidence and success:

  • High quality Teaching and Learning
  • Personalised timetables
  • Variety of internships – work experience, paid roles in school
  • Student Leadership – charity, sport, academic
  • University Taster Days & Partnerships
  • Established Polish Exchange

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