Here at Rainhill Sixth Form we aim to support each individual student in their progression, whether their ambition is with a top University or a national apprenticeship, running their own company or going into the forces, we are here to help and advise from day one. We have a progression mentor who is a non-teaching member of staff on hand to help, progression booklets issued to all Year 12 students as part of induction and information on our website on pathways and destinations, along with resources to help.

Over time, we are proud to say, our destination measures have been positive and above national expectations and this is due to our planned support.

  • In 2017, 98% of students, in September were in education, employment or training 98% 98%
  • 51% went to University in 2017 of which 29% went to a Russell group University 51% 51%
  • 90% of students got into their first choice University in 2017 90% 90%
  • In 2017, 80% of students who wanted an apprenticeship got one and 17% of apprenticeships were degree apprenticeships 80% 80%

Read about some of our success stories form the past years on our alumni page.

Here are some opportunities, events and packages we offer at Rainhill Sixth Form to support progression:


Our top 10% of students, based on an average GCSE points score, form our Elite group. We recognise the different pathway they may take and the extra support which may be needed in supporting them to Oxbridge or other Elite progression destinations. Other support packages we offer our Elite programme students are: