Season in review: Netball Academy

The Netball Academy exceeded all expectations this season as they narrowly missed out on the AoC Yorkshire and Humberside Premiership title, qualified for the AoC National Championships and reached the last 16 of the AOC Cup.  The players’ hard work and determination saw them as a team and athletes as they competed against some of … Continued

Netball coach runs 5k a day for charity

Hartlepool Sixth Form sport lecturer Danielle Smith has clocked up an amazing 150k throughout June to raise vital funds for Alice House Hospice. No matter the weather Danielle and best friend Chloe McKie, a former student at the Sixth Form, ran a combined 10k each day to reach their target – the equivalent of running … Continued

Season in review: Men’s Basketball Academy

The Basketball Academy made huge strides this season following promotion to the ABL Northern Conference.  Despite a big learning curve in coming to terms with the speed, skill and physicality of a higher division, the team proved it deserved to be playing at this level by winning five of the last six games to finish … Continued

Sport students experience life as university athletes

Hartlepool Sixth Form students visited Teesside University to experience life as an elite athlete studying higher education. The sixth form’s TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) students and those studying on the Sport and Exercise Science programme spent the day in Middlesbrough learning how undergraduates benefit from the support and expertise on offer through Teesside Sport. … Continued

Season in review: Rugby Academies

Hartlepool Sixth Form’s Men’s and Women’s Rugby Academies enjoyed successful seasons in the Association of Colleges Leagues, offering students the opportunity to compete against some of the best teams in the country as well as excelling in their academic studies.  Men’s Rugby Academy  The men’s side continued to impress, finishing second in the AOC Sport Rugby … Continued

Hartlepool Sixth Form students and staff run 272 miles for NHS

Sports students from Hartlepool Sixth Form turned the disappointment of missing out on a national tournament into a successful fundraiser for front line health workers. The sixth form’s netball, basketball and women’s rugby academy teams were due to travel to Nottingham for the AoC Sport National Championships in April before the event was cancelled due … Continued

Sixth form recognises achievements with online awards ceremony

Hartlepool Sixth Form recently hosted its first virtual awards ceremony to celebrate the hard work of its students and teaching staff.  Wanting to end the term on a positive note following the suspension of face-to-face learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sixth form’s senior staff decided to take the Easter Value Awards online to an audience of … Continued

Football captain Sam shaves head for charity

Hartlepool Sixth Form student Sam Milburn has shaved his head to support those affected by life-limiting illnesses and the death of loved ones.  Studying at home after face-to-face teaching at the sixth form was suspended and unable to get a haircut, Sam has braved the shave and raised over £500 for Alice House Hospice, a … Continued

Hartlepool Sixth Form helps school pupils to ‘get ahead’

Hartlepool Sixth Form is launching an innovative online tool to support school leavers looking to progress into further education. The ‘Get Ahead’ programme, which launches on 27 April and runs until 26 June, will give current Year 11s the opportunity to experience studying at the Sixth Form while they are at home during the COVID-19 … Continued