Sixth Form Essentials

Pupil numbers: The Sixth Form consists of around 180 students divided into equal numbers of males and females. Most students join the Sixth Form from the GCSE group at Harrodian, with around ten new pupils per year welcomed from outside the School.

Make-up and structure: The Sixth Form is made up of 14 ‘vertical’ form groups of 12 or 13, each with its own Form Tutor, with half of the form group made up of Lower Sixth students and half of Upper Sixth.                         

Location: Harrodian Sixth Form is housed in a dedicated home on the second floor of the Senior building.  

Daily timetable: The school day starts at 8.30am and consists of eight periods with a morning break at 10.50 and lunchtime at 1.00pm, with the final class of the day finishing at 4.55pm. Students have six dedicated periods per A Level, per week in their first year, with eight periods free for private study. In their second year, when they normally drop an A Level option, the number of study periods in their timetable increases to 14.


Academic options: Harrodian currently offers a total of 30 subjects which are introduced in the academic section of the Senior/Sixth Form website.  Mathematics continues to be the most popular A Level choice.

Academic expectations: Students are expected to embark on studying four A Levels in Lower Sixth and usually drop one of these choices at the beginning of their Upper Sixth year.

Homework requirement: At the discretion of the A Level teachers.

Sport: Students play sport on Wednesday afternoons. This is compulsory.

Dress code: There is no fixed uniform at Harrodian. Students are welcome to wear the clothing they feel relaxed in but are always expected to dress tidily. There are some guidelines that should be adhered to and these can be accessed by reading the Dress Code information on this page.

Food and dining: students are able to use the school café during study periods and can eat lunch in the dining room. They are required to be present in the School until 12pm every day and must always sign in and out.