Feltham College Sixth Form Brochure

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A pioneering Sixth Form College for Feltham

This exciting new venture with our partners in the education and business sectors will help to ensure that future generations have viable, exciting opportunities open to them when they finish school. Ed Vainker: CEO, The Reach Foundation

We are proud to announce a new state-of-the-art sixth form college for Feltham Opening in September 2022, the new college will be an exemplar of innovative and truly comprehensive post-16 education. This pioneering model of sixth form education will be based at Reach Academy and ensure that young people in Feltham receive the best in contemporary teaching and learning provision across both vocational and academic courses. It is the first sixth form college in the country to be founded on a partnership of education, business and health service providers whose sole focus will be broadening choices and opportunities for young people in Feltham, one of the most disadvantaged areas in the UK. Rebecca Cramer

Ed Vainker

Executive Headteacher, Reach Academy

CEO, Reach Foundation

Kevin Knibbs

Heather Hanbury

Headmaster, Hampton School

Head Mistress, LEH


Founded on partnerships The new college will be part of Reach Academy, Feltham which is recognised as a ground-breaking local education provider. Reach will be supported by established local education and business partners. The founding partners of the college include two leading independent schools, Hampton and Lady Eleanor Holles.

In addition, a range of industry partners including Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; restaurant chain, Bocca di Lupo; and educational institutions ELAM and Kingston University will support a number of exciting vocational pathways.

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Reach has developed a cradle to career model in Feltham, working across the community to support young people to live lives of choice and opportunity. Reach is a recognised leader in the state maintained sector and a beacon of excellence with a track record of superb outcomes.

Hampton School is a lively, friendly and caring community, where academic and all-round excellence result from exceptionally strong shared values and outstanding pastoral care. We aspire to enable our boys not only to make sense of the world, but also to want to go out and improve it.

Lady Eleanor Holles (LEH) is a school where pupils successfully combine impressive intellectual endeavour with enthusiastic engagement well beyond academia. Public exam results and co-curricular achievements are among the best in the country. Most importantly, LEH is a stimulating and happy place to prepare pupils to shape a changing world.



A sixth form model providing vocational and academic excellence Feltham College will provide a broad post-16 curriculum across a range of areas with clear career opportunities and progression routes. The college will be founded on a partnership of education, business and health service providers with the aim of broadening choices and opportunities for young people in Feltham.

This innovative sixth form model will be a centre of academic and vocational excellence. The college campus will offer a restaurant and café, music rehearsal rooms and production studios alongside state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories.

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Academic Excellence School Partners will offer individual subject support, specialist curriculum expertise, widening participation initiatives and enrichment opportunities.

Courses on offer to include: • English Literature

• Geography

• Maths

• Psychology

• Further Maths

• Religious Studies

• Biology

• French

• Chemistry

• Spanish

• Physics

• Sociology

• History


Vocational Excellence Vocational Partners will bring employment and career expertise, provide enrichment opportunities and access to high quality mentoring and work experience.

Courses on offer to include: Professional Cookery Diploma (Level 2 & 3)

Qualification in Music (Level 3)

Professional catering qualifications & vocational training spearheaded by top chef and restaurant entrepreneur Jacob Kenedy (Bocca di Lupo restaurant chain).

Music, Performance & Media Production qualification sponsored by the East London Arts & Music Industry Academy (ELAM).

Opportunities include: • Access to roles in restaurants around London • Working at the college restaurant during the course.

Opportunities include: • Access to careers in the music industry and to other higher education courses.

Early Years Apprenticeship (Level 2 & 3) BTEC in Health and Social Care & Applied Sciences (Level 3) Health and Social Care qualifications and training, supported by Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Opportunities include: • Access to university, vocational courses, apprenticeships, and work experience in key professions e.g paramedic, physiotherapy and social care.

Vocational teaching courses supported by links with Kingston University. Opportunities include: • Access to a Foundation Degree with Kingston University with opportunities for teacher training.

BTEC in Business Studies BTEC in Business Studies supported by local companies in Feltham. Opportunities include: • Access to masterclasses, work experience and real-life assignments. 07


Feltham Feltham is a town in the London Borough of Hounslow approximately 13 miles from central London. Government data shows that Feltham is in the lowest quintile for Higher Education access. Only 20% of young people go on to university, compared to 60% in the nearby affluent district of Osterley. Exacerbating this situation, Feltham’s community has been badly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It suffered the highest furlough rate in the country as a result of its reliance on local employer, Heathrow Airport. Importantly, Feltham is a community whose young people are struggling to find local education that meets their needs and allows them to realise their full potential.

Feltham College will initially offer prioritised admission to young people living within a 1.5 mile radius. Following this, offers will be made to those living within 3 miles of the college.

Only 20% of young people here go on to university. It is a community where young people are not currently realising their potential.


Reach Academy, Feltham Reach Academy, Feltham, opened in 2012 and has developed a strong reputation and position of influence. The school has been judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and many pupils exceed nationally expected levels of progress. In 2020, 97% of Reach Sixth Form pupils went on to Higher Education and this increased to 98% in 2021. Reach Academy is seen as a leader in state maintained education. 130 primary schools use its curriculum resources and it is a key partner in the nationally renowned virtual learning platform Oak National Academy. Closer to home, Reach is firmly integrated within its local community, running a hub which offers cradle to career support, and services for all.


Reach Academy was established by Ed Vainker who was awarded an OBE in 2019 and sits on a number of policy and government panels, and Rebecca Cramer, shortlisted for the Global Teacher Prize in 2018 and one of the founders of SHiFT, a youth justice charity.

Pupils receive an outstanding education at Reach Academy, Feltham. This includes their personal and social development as well as their academic achievement. Ofsted Inspection Report, 2014



The importance of partnership Schools can achieve great things when they work in mutually enriching, cross-sector collaboration. The innovative Feltham College will enjoy ‘the best of both worlds’ - academic excellence enhanced by the support and expertise of leading education partners, alongside highly sought-after vocational courses and qualifications sponsored by industry-sector partners. Through the sharing of specialist expertise and knowledge, and offering genuine opportunities and invaluable experience for students alongside high-quality teaching in A Level subjects, the college will provide an exciting, genuinely comprehensive sixth form pathway for the young people of Feltham.


Get in touch: admissions@felthamcollege.com