An Overview of Sixth Form Centre for Students 

Sixth Form Centre helps young people aged between 16 and 19, who have speech, language and communication needs. This page explains how the Sixth Form Centre helps young people.

Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy

You will have 1 to 1 sessions, group sessions and therapy support when you are in the classroom. 

Education - For Young People aged 16 to 19

Our students follow a range of courses including:
Vocational qualifications like ASDAN;
Work experience; and
Short courses at the local college.

Care & Boarding

You can either board weekly, be a full boarder or go home every day (if you live on the Isle of Wight).

Weekly boarders stay at school Sunday night to Friday afternoon and go home on Friday for the weekend. 

Full boarders live at school during term times.

Houses: There are separate houses for girls and boys with care staff.

For our students who are 18 and 19 years old, there is the opportunity to live off the main school site with other young people at a house called Trinity View.  The young people are supported by the care team, a member of which stays on site.  Living at Trinity View gives young people a chance to develop their independent living skills in a safe environment.   

Care staff: The care team are on duty when you are not in lessons. There are members of staff on duty 24 hours a day should you need them. They will help you to:

- make meals;
- manage money;
- keep healthy;
- keep in touch with home;
- keep up to date with homework;
- get on with other students and staff;  
- work on your independence including travelling independently on public transport; and
- develop your hobbies and interests.

If you are unwell, we have a dedicated nurse at St Catherine’s.

Activities: Here are some things that students like to do in their spare time:

- Duke of Edinburgh Award;
- Guides/Scouts;
- Horse Riding;
- Bowling;
- Meals out;
- Chill out nights
- Swimming;
- Cinema;
- Football; and
- Athletics.