Sleaford Joint Sixth Form
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Head of Sixth Form (Carre's Grammar School site)
- Mr B. Pickard
The Sixth Form was amalgamated in 1983 for students from Sleaford's three secondary schools. At the time it was a partnership between Grammar and comprehensive schools. It was considered to be highly advantageous to all the schools concerned and was featured as a Case Study in a book considering how best to improve schools.
Until 2010 the Joint Sixth Form was inclusive of all Sleaford Secondary Schools: Carre's Grammar School, St George's Academy (formerly St Georges College of Technology) and Kesteven and Sleaford High School. However, before the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year, Kesteven and Sleaford High School left the partnership. At this point Sleaford Joint Sixth Form allowed girls into the school.
Kesteven and Sleaford High School ceased to take new sixth form students from the Joint Sixth Form from September 2010. Existing students were taught to the end of their courses in June 2011. The other two schools have continued to operate the Joint Sixth Form. The break-up was and remains controversial with the parties disputing responsibility for the decision. A local paper stated that the High School had decided to go its own way, quoting the headteachers from the other two schools, and this is the reason still cited on the Carre’s Grammar School website. Conversely, Kesteven and Sleaford High School blamed the fact that St George's had become an academy, which therefore made it impossible for the two schools to operate under a formal and legal agreement together. Both other schools have since become academies, but the High School remains outside the Joint Sixth Form.
- Gordon Kay, 'Case Study: Sleaford Joint Sixth Form' in Cyril Taylor, A Good School for Every Child: How to Improve Our Schools, (Routledge, London), 2009, 146-7 
- Sleaford Standard 12 May 2010 'Heads issue reassurances after joint sixth form breakup'  and Carre's Grammar School news page 
- Lincolnshire Echo 5 May 2010 'Joint sixth form splits after 27 years'
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