• Road Sense 19 October 2017 - On Tuesday as part of the Sixth Form Well Being Day Programme the students witnessed a challenging and very emotional presentation on Road safety which was hosted jointly by the emergency services. The project was part of Operation Dragoon, a Northumbria police road safety initiative. ‘Road Sense Common Sense’ was an hour live speaker and short […]
  • Macmillan Coffee morning 02 October 2017 - Since 1993  Lord Lawson have hosted  an annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan. Over the years I’m proud to say we have donated more than £15,000 to the charity -a fantastic achievement. I hope we can continue to do this in the future.  This year we hosted a coffee morning in the sixth form […]
  • Rachel Meyer Visit 20 September 2017 - It was a great pleasure to welcome ex-student Rachel Meyer back into the academy this morning to speak in our Sixth Form Assembly. Rachel left us in 2015 to study Geography at Durham University. During the summer break this year, she successfully applied to ICS, International Citizenship Service, in conjunction with the charity Raleigh, to […]

The vision at Lord Lawson of Beamish Sixth Form is to give you the opportunities and experiences to prepare yourself for University, apprenticeships and the world of work. We pride ourselves on our pastoral support and range of qualifications that allow our students to achieve their potential and grow into young adults. Whilst you will be with us for 2 years of your studies, we want you to leave ready for the challenges of modern life with the skills to be lifelong learners.

Each student will be given individual meetings with experienced staff to help you make your choices and get onto the correct pathway for your chosen destination. You will then follow a study programme which includes time for your academic subjects and also for non-qualification experiences to allow you to explore the options available for when you leave. Every subject is taught by specialist subject teachers who have expertise and knowledge in their curriculum area and enjoy teaching their subjects. They know our students well which allows their relationships to make a huge contribution to their success. Alongside the curriculum team, we have our team of tutors who offer exceptional care and pastoral support to offer information, advice and guidance throughout the 2 years.

Our purpose built Independent Learning Centre allows you to have your own space for your studies. Being in the Sixth Form is about learning to become independent and resilient learners and take on more responsibility both personally and as part of the wider community. There are opportunities for students to support lower school to take part in reading programmes, sports events and school performances as well as by benefit from a week of high quality work experience.

We look forward to welcoming you into our Sixth Form and please contact us if we can be of any further help.

Sue Nellist, Director of Sixth Form


Sixth-Head-boyngirlAt Lord Lawson there is an excellent working atmosphere generated by both students and quality teaching staff. Our academy has a welcoming and successful environment achieved through the collaboration between both lower school and the sixth form. One example of our union with lower school includes our enrichment programmes such as one to one literacy sessions, ASDAN sessions and the rehearsing of our school productions.

This has created a positive relationship with all year groups and has enabled us to be role models for the younger students. Charity fund raising is a key element of our sixth form, raising exceptional amounts of money for a range of charities:Macmillan Cancer Care, Children in Need and Jeans for Genes. The new facilities and outstanding support staff of the sixth form really allows each of us to excel academically and personally ensuring, a complete positive learning experience. We feel our time in this school has very much shaped us as young adults and provided the best education possible to mould our futures.