Welcome to the Garibaldi School
Sixth Form

We encourage our students to be proud of themselves, the school and their community. We expect them to have respect for others and as a result they achieve well.

We have worked hard to develop a Sixth Form that is both supportive and challenging. We recognise how competitive the workplace is and we understand the skills that young people need to compete in a global market. The Sixth Form is set up to enable all students to develop these skills. We have a proven track record of raising aspirations and helping students to achieve their goals.

Students at The Garibaldi School Sixth Form are taught by experienced and successful teachers. We know that our students still need the level of support they received when they were younger. However, we also recognise that as young adults, our students are ready to develop more independence and take on more responsibility. We help them to take ownership of their learning and we prepare them for a successful adult life.

I am delighted that you have taken an interest in The Garibaldi School Sixth Form. I hope that you find this prospectus useful in making the right choice for your future.

Ryan Hawley
Head of School

Our Mission

To create a supportive and caring learning community that gives all our students the confidence and opportunity to achieve and prepare them for a successful adult life.


The Garibaldi School Sixth Form currently offers the following courses to post-16 students:

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Diploma in Financial Studies
  • Art and Design (BTEC)
  • Performing Arts (Level 3)
  • Sport and Physical Activity (Level 3)

Additional courses available

Additional A-Level and Level 3 courses are available through the Nova Education Trust.

In the current educational and economic environment, we realise that there is a massive range of subjects and options available post-16.

At The Garibaldi School, we are committed to ensuring that our students have access to the widest choice of A-Levels and Level 3 courses possible.

To ensure this, we work with other schools within the Nova Education Trust. This ensures that even if we do not offer the subject you want at The Garibaldi School, or you have a timetable clash, in most cases you can still access the subjects you wish to study.

If you choose to study a subject away from The Garibaldi School, rest assured that you are still one of our students and we will ensure that you are receiving the same level of education and support as students who study all of their subjects with the school.

If you do not see the subject you are wishing to study in our prospectus, please speak to Mr Brennan or include the subject in your choices on the Sixth Form Application Form and a member of the Sixth Form team will contact you.

Students who have accessed subjects via the Nova Education Trust often enjoy a new venue and the chance to make new friends. 

A selection of subjects available:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Click here to view our prospectus for more detailed course information

How to apply

Use our prospectus to help you decide which courses you would like to study at The Garibaldi School. Don’t worry if the course you would like to follow isn’t listed to be delivered at Garibaldi—we are able to offer a wide range of subjects via the Nova Education Trust.

Attend the prospective Sixth Form evening and talk to the teachers who deliver the courses. This is a valuable opportunity—you will find out about the content of courses, the entry requirements and get an insight into how the course will be delivered and assessed. This will help you select the courses you wish to study and allow you to make an informed choice.

Complete and submit a Sixth Form Application Form.  We will then make a decision about whether we feel you have the ability to meet the course specific entry requirements. We will inform you whether or not your application has been successful.

Help, advice and queries

The Garibaldi School Sixth Form is an excellent choice. You will benefit from small class sizes in a successful Sixth Form which will help you reach the next stage in your life post education. Students’ progress on to university, work or an apprenticeship; the school offers excellent support and guidance with regard to future options.

If at any point you feel confused about this process or that you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact Mr K Brennan (Associate Senior Leader KS5).

Remember, we are here to help ensure you make the right choices.

Download Application Form

To apply for a place at The Garibaldi School Sixth Form, please download and complete the application form and return it to:

The Garibaldi School Sixth Form
Garibaldi Road
Forest Town
Nottingham NG19 0JX

For further information about the college you can download the 2019-2020 prospectus here or contact the school on 01623 464220 or email us via our contact form here.

We look forward to hearing from you.