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Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form is a well-established Sixth Form with around two hundred and fifty students. After completing their A level or BTEC studies, most of our students go on to University.

We have a justified reputation for the strength of our results, which places us in the top 30% of schools and colleges nationally. We attach an equally high level of importance to providing a very high standard of pastoral care, student support and guidance.

Our reputation for high academic achievement and excellent individualised support makes us a popular choice for students seeking good quality teaching in small groups. We welcome students from all schools across the area and students in Year 11 at RBHS.

We operate on a four day taught week, with one other day available for additional study, work experience and enrichment. We offer a high level of support for all students with a personal tutor and excellent recently refurbished facilities for individual study, along with a wide range of enrichment activities.

There are structured opportunities to develop leadership skills and a wide range of charitable, cultural and social events. The Sixth Form arranges several residential trips, including visits to Parliament, the CERN project in Geneva, New York, and Auschwitz. Enrichment activities include additional support for those applying to the most competitive university courses, including Oxford or Cambridge, and for courses such as Medicine and Law.

We also offer work experience placements which are vital for successful applications in many areas, such as healthcare and education. Students also have the opportunity for direct entry to the superb Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

There are good transport links, with buses to a wide range of areas across Bolton and Chorley.

For more information about Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form, download our 2021/2022 prospectus here >

We hope that you choose to join us and look forward to meeting you.