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Sixth Form Facilities

Barnhill offers a range of facilities for use by Sixth Form students. These are designed to give you options during your day. Whether you want to work quietly and undisturbed, take a break and relax with your friends, access IT facilities, or exercise, we have the facilities for you.


We provide a specialist Study Zone in the Learning Resource Centre. The centre includes an extensive library with a large range of books, subject periodicals and newspapers. The library has a large electronic database enabling students to search for books and then check them out easily. As well as a dedicated quiet working area, with soft chairs for just sitting and reading, students have computer and internet access within the Learning Resource Centre.

Work Areas

Students have two additional dedicated Sixth Form work areas for use during private study periods. There is a computer suite and a study room, each is a quiet work area where you will be able to make progress in a comfortable, peaceful environment. When you need to take a break, you can relax in our new Canteen Area. In an exclusive area only for Sixth Form students, you will find a huge television, comfortable seating and food and drink that you can purchase.

Careers Advice

Students have excellent access to careers guidance, giving advice to students on their individual pathways and future prospects and students are able to book appointments with the careers advisor. Barnhill recognises how important it is for you to make good choices about your future and supports you in doing this. We offer specialist support programmes for you, including the Medicine support programme with mentoring and advice for those students applying to study Medicine at University. Throughout the Sixth Form, students will have strong pastoral support from a dedicated team, giving care, guidance and encouragement to help ensure that all students achieve their goals.

Sports Facilities 

Barnhill has top of the range sports facilities, including a fully equipped gym, specialist dance
and activity centre, and large astro-turf. There is a huge variety of sports available, both within
lessons and through extracurricular teams and activities.