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Student Support

Supporting students to succeed

The transition from school to Sixth Form and beyond is an exciting time and one which brings many challenges. We aim to support and guide students every step of the way to bridge the divide between school, university and employment.

Sixth Form Leadership Team

The Head and Deputy Heads of Sixth Form and our Post-16 Manager will be on hand to ensure the level of support a student needs is available whenever it is need. 

Academic tutor team

When students join us they will be allocated an academic tutor who will have dedicated time both to get to know and to support students during their time at Comberton and also to prepare students for the next step. Students will have regular and formalised one-to-one meetings with their tutor to discuss progress, help solve any problems that arise and agree targets. Tutors will work closely with students, subject teachers and, if appropriate, the Student Support Team. This ensures that they have a thorough understanding of a student's need and can offer you the best advice to help every student to achieve the highest possible levels of success in all areas of Sixth Form life.

Student Support Team

The Sixth Form’s student support team consists of experienced counsellors and youth workers who will liaise closely with the Sixth Form Leadership Team and academic tutors, as well as accessing help from a range of outside agencies. This ensures that students can receive all the specialist support that may need during the important Sixth Form years. 

There are a number of places students can access support externally: 

Kooth - free online counselling and support for students

Chat Health -students can get support via text messaging. The number to text is: 07480 635 443 

MeeTwo - a free app for people ages 11-25 who are worried or anxious.


CSF (in partnership with NCFE) is launching the Fika Mental Fitness app/platform in the Summer Term of 2021. This initiative (and Fika) aims to promote greater awareness of the characteristics of positive mental health and fitness and the efficacy of positive psychology interventions.

Click here to find out more about Fika at CSF

Student Guidance Team

Further guidance will be readily available from a variety of other professionals including the Careers and Higher Education Adviser, the Librarian, Learning Resource Manager, Connexions and the College Nurse. 

Applying to University

Our aim is that students will leave us as a mature adult, ready to make the most of all the opportunities that come their way. The large majority of our students will continue on to higher education. We will help students at every stage of the UCAS process from arranging visits to universities, selecting courses and writing personal statements. We will also support, with interview practice, all university entry processes, including Oxbridge and medical courses.

Careers Guidance

If students choose to enter the world of work after their time at Comberton Sixth Form we can provide information, support and guidance as needed. One-to-one careers guidance interviews and informal drop-in sessions are available as well as opportunities for work experience. Our links with local employers and businesses ensure we are in the best position to support students.