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Welcome to Haggerston Sixth Form

A Warm Welcome to Haggerston Sixth Form.

Haggerston Sixth Form is a vibrant community of talented and ambitious young people. Our focus is on academic excellence and developing leaders of the future.  Our Sixth Form is in the top 25% nationally, for progress.  

Our students benefit from high levels of exceptional teaching, small class sizes and individual support. Last year, all our students progressed on to university or degree level apprenticeships with a significant number (44%) securing places at Russell Group Universities, more than double the London average.

Our curriculum offer is built around academic, ‘facilitating’ subjects with a small number of vocational courses, such as Sport, Health and Social Care and Business. The majority of students study three A- Levels, the Extended Professional Qualification and engage with a number of enrichment experiences alongside their academic courses. We work with The Access Project, who provide specialist, individual support with university applications, including bespoke societies for students who aspire to study medicine, law or to attend Oxford or Cambridge.

Situated in a Grade II listed, historic building, sixth formers at Haggerston benefit from fantastic, state of the art facilities. Our students enjoy a rich variety of experiences, from guest lectures and cultural visits to links with our business partners in the city. Our students feel part of a tight-knit community, where they can develop their individual talents and flourish into confident and successful young adults.

Ms Ciara Emmerson – Headteacher

Our Intent

At Haggerston School we strive to inspire every individual student in our sixth form towards raising and achieving their personal and academic aspirations in which we support them through this process every day.

Haggerston Sixth Form provides an environment for students to make excellent progress in their studies of choice and become well rounded individuals. As a result of being at Haggerston Sixth Form we are  making them ready for their next steps in Higher Education, apprenticeship or employment. We aim to provide students with a wide range of opportunities to help support them through this journey but also to develop their character. We want our students who have attended here to be proud of their achievements with us, and be in a stronger position to make a success of their lives and make a difference by contributing to the world in which we live.

At Haggerston Sixth Form we strive for:

  • A clear and consistent environment for learning
  • A curriculum that meets the needs and aspirations of all students
  • Model well rounded, open minded young professionals
  • Strong relationships between students and staff
  • Independent and inquisitive learners
  • A wealth of opportunities for students to engage with
  • All students to have a clear sense of purpose
  • A strong pastoral supportive network


Mentoring with Freshfields, an international law firm.  This offers invaluable opportunities for students to receive mentoring and guidance from a business professional.  Starting in Year 12, students gain help with CV writing, presentation skills, interview techniques, coursework and revision through regular meetings.  The scheme concludes with UCAS application assistance and preparing for exams at the start of Year 13.

Future Leaders

At Haggerston School, student voice is a very important part of Sixth Form.  Future Leaders is a sixth form student leadership programme which involves our young people taking on many responsibilities including: leading assemblies, providing feedback to the sixth form leadership team, and supporting year 11 interviews and parents evenings.


Students engage with an enrichment programme each week as part of their sixth form offer. This includes activities such as  guest speakers, trips, sports, and lectures.


A community project which provides opportunities for young people in Hackney to meet and be mentored by leading professionals.  A highlight so far this year has been a question and answer sessions with the U.S. Ambassador.

Career Talks

We invite a range of professionals from different sectors to deliver career talks and workshops.  Guest speakers include medical professionals, authors, artists, film directors, actors, lawyers, bankers, journalists, entrepreneurs, architects, civil servants and engineers.  Examples include:

  • Professor Susan Bewley
  • Clifford Chance
  • Google
  • Amazon
  • NHS


Students are invited to attend visits to workplaces and career events.  Students have been invited to visit:

  •  WSP Engineering
  • British School of Osteopathy
  • Apprenticeship Careers Show
  • Bank of England
  • No.10 Downing Street and Cabinet Offices
  • Clifford Chance
  • Freshfields

With so much on offer, we’re confident that every sixth form student will find an enrichment activity to enhance their studies and time here at Haggerston Sixth Form.