Daily Life

Daily attendance at College

Students’ responsibilities

You have chosen Frome College Sixth Form and in doing so you are choosing to commit to our attendance and behaviour expectations:

  • You are required to be on campus for 30 hours per week
  • You must be in college at 8.45am on the appropriate day for your weekly tutor mentoring appointment
  • You must attend the bi-weekly Assembly for your Year group
  • You must abide by the Code of Conduct and adhere to the Dress Code at all times


  • If an absence from school is unavoidable due to illness, parents/carers should call 01373 469008 before 8.45am.
  • Any planned absence for medical appointments etc must be notified by phone or email in advance to the Sixth Form Administrator via 01373 469014 by a parent/carer.
  • After any absence, it is the student’s responsibility to contact appropriate teachers and catch-up on any missed work or assignments.
  • Under no circumstances should holidays be booked in term-time.

Absence Form 


  Learning activity
Monday OR Tuesday Tutor mentoring/VESPA (Year 12)
You will attend a mentoring appointment with your tutor on one of these days. Mentoring group allocation are made to suit your timetable. During mentoring sessions, you will develop non-cognitive skills for learning including: Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice and Attitude (VESPA). It is essential you attend each week and develop your learning skills for the Sixth Form.
Wednesday Assembly, combined with PSHE and Citizenship (Year 13)
Week 1: assembly in the Merlin, period 5
Week 2: assembly in the Merlin, period 5

Year 13 meet regularly with their tutor for 1-2-1 meetings.


Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

We have a Code of Conduct that all our Sixth Formers must adhere to, and a dress code to ensure appropriate clothing is worn. These policies are designed to guide our young people towards their role as adults, and to enable them to learn good habits that they will later transfer to the workplace, College or University.

Frome College is proud of what our Sixth Formers achieve – both academically and as members of the local community.  For details of our exam successes, and employment and University destinations, please see the appropriate tabs.

We believe that Sixth Form is an important moment of transition from school student to adulthood. We aim to give our students the skills and confidence to enable them to develop into mature and well-rounded young people who will make a difference in the world.

We expect our Sixth Formers to take responsibility for their own learning and to always behave appropriately. They are role-models for younger students in the school, and their behaviour and attitudes must set a good example for others to follow.


Dress code

Although there is no uniform requirement for Sixth Form students and you may wear clothes of your own choosing, it is crucial that you understand that clothing should be suitable for the working environment and must not interfere with your core aim of learning and achieving.

It is our expectation that all Sixth Form students will act as role models to our younger students, as ambassadors to the community, locally and nationally and to dress accordingly. To this end, clothing which could cause offence to others (by wording, imagery or being too revealing, for example, very short shorts or skirts, cropped or excessively low tops and beachwear) is not permitted.

The judgement of the Sixth form team will be final.


Sixth Form Handbook

Sixth Form Handbook

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