Hagley Catholic High School
Principal: Mr J Hodgson

Called as God’s family, we strive to achieve our personal best, by living and learning in Christ.

Pastoral Support

Pastoral Support is at the heart of what makes Hagley Catholic Sixth Form so successful. All students have a form tutor who they see daily. This enables the tutor to get to know the students exceptionally well. In addition, there are focused programmes that support social and emotional needs relevant to all 16-18 year olds. There are further programmes that enable academic mentoring and offer expert advice on next steps for university and apprenticeships/employment. These programmes run through timetabled sessions on a Tuesday morning as well as super curricular opportunities for all students.

The Sixth Form Team currently comprises:

Mr M Behan Head of Sixth Form  


Miss L Hegarty Post 16 Pastoral Assistant  


Mrs S Elcock Sixth Form Administrator  


The team has a wealth of experience. We are always available to support students with both academic and pastoral needs. If you have any questions or issues you feel we could support you with, please don’t hesitate to knock on our door or contact us.

Academic Support

All students follow a curriculum comprising of 3 A Levels and the Extended Project Qualification. This we believe enables them to secure the necessary learning foundations to access university or higher-level apprenticeships.

We have a More Able and Gifted and Higher Education Plus (HE+) programme that supports students to access the prestigious institutions of Oxford or Cambridge or courses such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.

As a Sixth Form we are not elitist and believe that there should be no glass ceilings for highest of ambitions and aspirations hence the additional support for ambitious and able students who wish to access the above pathways. This recruitment process is different and demands earlier preparation.

As a state provider, we are extremely successful at enabling students to gain entry into Oxbridge or Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Courses. We are successful year on year in enabling our students to compete and be successful in these pathways owing to the extensive programmes we have in place.

Every year for the past 5 years we have had students who have been successful in gaining offers and then converting their place at Oxbridge and in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science Courses.

Higher Education Programme

Hagley Catholic High School has a very established support programme to enable all students to access university or apprenticeship. This programme begins in the first term of Year 12 and enables students to access expert advice, guest speakers and other supercurricular visits and experiences.

Personalised Academic Mentoring

At Hagley Catholic High School, we monitor student progress very closely. Every six weeks a student's performance is reviewed by the Sixth Form team. If any under performance is registered, the appropriate interventions are put in place.

  • Dedicated and supportive subject teachers
  • Regular assessment and reporting schedule to facilitate early intervention and sustained progress.
  • Higher education programme
  • Expert applications support for both university courses and apprenticeship opportunities.
  • HE+ Programme for Students applying to Russell Group Universities
  • Trips to Worcester higher education exhibition and university open days
  • Dedicated careers advisor
  • SEND support via the Hub and SEND coordinator

Financial Support


At Hagley we have excellent transport links with Hagley Train Station adjacent to the school site with a regular service to and from Worcester via Kidderminster, Droitwich and Hartlebury, and Birmingham Via Old Hill, Langley Green, Cradley Heath, Rowley Regis and Stourbridge, to name just some of the stops. There are also a number of local bus services that serve Hagley. 

In addition, Thandi Red Limited offer a dedicated school bus service from Bearwood, Smethwick, Bartley Green, Quinton and Halesowen. 

For further details click on the link below for further transport information.