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Mission Statement 

Our school is a private education centre, which offers an alternative to large mainstream schools.

Our aim is to provide an environment which is conducive to independent learning, in line with U.K. educational philosophy of constructivism and methodologies based on blended learning; a place where students are engaged and inspired.

As a multi-denominational, co-educational school, we encourage all our students to achieve their full potential, both educationally and personally.

We do this by creating a caring and happy environment, where our dedicated teachers can give expert, individual attention to all students, across the widest range of subjects available anywhere on the coast.


Most schools restrict a student's choice of subjects by placing them into option blocks. At Emerald Sixth Form, we focus on providing the subjects which the students want to study.

We have hugely experienced teachers from a range of international backgrounds, who can inspire our students to perform beyond their expectations in very small classes, normally 1 to 10 or often fewer.

Our students benefit from

  • constant academic mentoring​.

  • continuous pastoral care.

  • study skill seminars.

  • information literacy sessions.

  • extra English language from our TEFL teacher.

Day-to-Day Goings On, News & Events

26 March 2024

Egg Drop Science Activity.

We saw some egg-cellent designs and egg-ploratory ideas. Unfortunately, none of our eggs survived impact... an egg-cruciating end to the testing phase.  At least a cracking time was had by all.

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12 February 2024

Year 13 Biology. "Investigating Habituation in Snails".

No animals were harmed in this experiment.  Harry and Henrietta were both released back to their natural habitat afterwards.

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8 February 2024

Year 10 and most of Year 11 went to the Chocolate Factory, ostensibly to learn about business practices. However, I suspect consuming vast amounts of chocolate might have been higher on the agenda!

In any event, much was both learned and eaten.


31 January 2024


Life savers.

All these students have passed an exam in Emergency Resuscitation. 

Food Culture Topic Day in English as a Second Language.

Today, we enjoyed food from each other's countries to initiate the new topic of Food and Culture. It was a wonderful success, and the students learned about each other's foods.

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16 & 17 January 2024


A Level Biology practical, dissecting a kidney.

AS Level Biology, preparing a root tip squash slide to observe mitosis.

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The Ghost of Christmas Presents


26 October 2023 Hallowe'en Fun

Today the students enjoyed a variety of activities to celebrate Hallowe'en, icludung a devilish escape room, costume competition won by Patrick, and scary movies for both young and older.