Sixth form taster days

Our taster days let fifth year (year 11) pupils experience a day in our sixth form to help them find out more about the subjects they are interested in, meet our current pupils and staff and see our school.

Taster day dates

Pupils can join us on a taster day on any day convenient to them from September to April.

Most choose to spend a whole day with us (9.10am to 3pm), but half-day sessions (9.10am to approximately 1pm or 1.40pm to 3.50pm) are also available.

What happens on a taster day

Taster days are tailored around the subjects that the pupil is interested in. They will be accompanied by current sixth form pupils who share the same interests. We can also arrange for them to meet with subject teachers and senior members of staff.

Pupils don’t need to wear uniform, but most choose to wear colours similar to the school’s – a white shirt or blouse with black trousers or skirt.

We provide a free lunch on whole day and morning taster sessions.

Book a place

To book a place please contact our Admissions Secretary Margaret Connor by telephone on 0161 419 2409 or by email at