About The Island VI Form

Each member of The Island VI Form has unique needs and we aim to unlock each student’s potential. Our aim, through an experienced and successful team of teachers and support staff, is to make all our students increasingly self-reliant in their learning whilst giving them every possible encouragement and support.

We are committed to the following:

* Providing a challenging and innovative learning culture, engendering a love of learning.

* A culture of commitment and hard work that will enable the achievement of potential.

* Securing mutual respect and a positive attitude to learning.

* Creating an inclusive, supportive community where students value one another

All courses require students to spend a minimum of four hours per week outside of the classroom on independent study. Students are encouraged to use their study periods to undertake this work.

Students will be treated with respect and given the freedom to manage their own time and study. They will attend all of the following:

* Timetabled lessons.

* Study periods

* Assemblies

* Student mentoring sessions

* Employability, Enrichment & Pastoral (EEP)

* A range of extra-curricular activities



The Island VI Form has four fully equipped, university quality, science laboratories with integrated ICT suites.


IT facilities are excellent with six dedicated IT suites and three Apple Mac computer suites. One is fitted with specialist Music and Music Technology equipment, that is complementary to the on-site recording studio. One suite is located within the Library Resource Centre and is a silent work area. Full WiFi coverage ensures access to IT for all students.


The dedicated Art block includes specialised teaching areas, 2 IT and Apple Mac suites and a photography dark room.

Design Technology

Design technology has a fully equipped studio for fashion and textile work; and an extensive workshop with state of the art laser cutting machinery and CAD computer suite.


A bright and well equipped Gym enables students to keep fit and healthy at zero cost! Students must complete an induction session and health questionnaire before individual access is granted via their lanyard.

Communal Space

There are three large common rooms, one for quiet working; and our Cafe, “Mumford & Yums” that is open throughout the day. The Cafe is located next to the Main Hall, which has a pool table, table tennis tables and TVs.

Disabled Access

A building lift and stairlifts give improved access for disabled students to a wide range of curriculum provision.

Performance Arts

The excellent expressive arts facilities at Medina are used for the teaching of specific subjects.