A Real Community

WHAT IS A SIXTH FORM COLLEGE?

Notre Dame opened in 1989 and offers full-time courses for students aged 16 to 19 only, unlike other further education colleges that take in many adults and part-time students. Another difference is that Notre Dame is not so large or impersonal that students become lost in the crowd. With 2000 students all of roughly the same age, we are a college where you can quickly make new friends, where the teachers know the students very well, and where there is a genuine atmosphere of community and a feeling that you really belong to something.

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Notre Dame opened as a sixth form college in 1989
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We have approximately 2000 students aged 16-19
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We enrol students from over 100 high schools so it is easy to make new friends!


SIXTH FORM COLLEGE OR HIGH SCHOOL?

A sixth form college also has great advantages over a traditional high school. There is a much wider choice of courses, and college students are given far greater freedom and responsibility in a truly adult environment. As a half-way house between school and university or employment, Notre Dame smoothes the transition and enables students to settle into university life or their chosen career path painlessly and with far more confidence.

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We offer over 27 A-Levels making us one of the biggest providers of A-Levels in Leeds!
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We have 14 Level 3 BTEC and CTEC courses available. See our course list for details
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From September 2021, we will be offering two T-Level qualifications.


A PLACE THAT'S OUTSTANDING

The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), in their report following the inspection of Notre Dame, concluded that Notre Dame is an outstanding college, where students feel safe and happy, are motivated to do well, and achieve high standards. 

SEE OUR LATEST OFSTED REPORT HERE


A PLACE TO ACHIEVE

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students achieved a place at Oxbridge universities in 2020
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892 A Level high grades (A*-B) achieved in 2020
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of students achieved a high grade (D*-D) at BTEC/CTEC


A PLACE TO RELAX

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social and study areas available for our students
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computers available to students during the college day
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food outlets serving hot and cold food including Costa coffee


A PLACE THAT SUPPORTS EVERYONE

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personal Achievement Tutors and Senior Tutors support students on a 1-1 basis
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Learning Support Assistants who support a range of learners in-class.
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Supported by our Careers Team, over 80% of students progress onto university after college.


A PLACE TO ENJOY

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enrichment clubs and opportunities available throughout the year.
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international enrichment trips available at the end of Lower Sixth.
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sport academies and teams are available to join throughout the academic year
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