Sixth Form

Years 12-13 | Admissions in Year 12 only

Academic programme

Whether students are continuing to Sixth Form at Chetham’s, or joining us from other schools, we will look carefully at their choice of subjects, their general level of academic ability, and their instrumental needs and commitments in order to find the right programme at A-level. Up to four subjects, including music, may be chosen and students receive five hours of teaching in each subject per week.

Senior Houses

New College House, Years 9-13 (ages 12-18)
Millgate House, Years 9-13 (ages 12-18)

Seniors at Chetham’s thrive on a busy schedule of academic and music teaching. Whilst all new students will have doubts about the move to a specialist school, Chetham’s provides a warm and welcoming community where everyone, staff and students alike, is always ready to offer a listening ear. The unique nature of a music school means that everybody arrives with something already in common, and students quickly settle in and make friends.

At least three staff are on duty in the Senior Houses each evening, ensuring that students can always find an adult to talk to, and that there is always someone to notice if a boarder feels low or unwell. Relationships between staff and students are friendly and positive, and whilst House Parents are responsible for discipline, they’re also keen to get to know every individual in their care.

House Parents recognise the importance of parental involvement in students’ education and development, and are always happy to speak to families about their child’s welfare or progress. The Head or Deputy Head of House is on duty at all times for any student or family who may need to get in touch.