Daventry school shuts its lower sixth form to Year 12 students


Daventry’s DSLV school has closed the first year of its sixth form.

The school took the decision after just seven people applied to start Year 12 (lower sixth form) at the school this September.

Students wanting to start A-level courses will now have to find alternative places to study.

Existing students entering Year 13 (upper sixth) will be able to continue their studies at DSLV – an academy sponsored by E-ACT.

It is understood that the school made the decision on Thursday last week, following students picking up their GCSE results and deciding where to continue their education or training.

DSLV – the Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village – says it will work with Parker E-ACT Academy in Daventry, which also has a sixth form, to continue to provide post-16 education in the town.

A spokesman for DSLV said: “After careful consideration of resource, DSLV will have a Year 13 only from September.

“The seven Year 11 leavers who wished to continue their post-16 studies at DSLV were encouraged to enrol at the nearby Parker E-ACT Academy sixth form.

“September’s Year 13s will continue their studies as normal.

“E-ACT is committed to a strong post-16 education provision across Daventry. We plan to further develop our consortium arrangements between DSLV and the Parker E-ACT academy through 2016, giving a robust local education option for our Daventry students.”

Back in July the school was graded by Ofsted as ‘requires improvement’ in five categories, with the final one – pupils’ achievement – being judged as ‘inadequate’.

Overall the school was found to be ‘inadequate’, a grade lower than the ‘requires improvement’ it received at its last inspection in 2013.