Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Christ the King Sixth Forms – Catholic Sixth Form providers in London and Kent

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our thriving catholic sixth forms for ambitious 16-19-year-old students in South London and Kent.

Since Christ the King Sixth Form was first established over 25 years ago, almost 20,000 young people have successfully studied A-Levels or high-level vocational courses at our three centres in Sidcup, Brockley and the Lewisham/Blackheath borders in London.

When you join a Christ the King Sixth Form, you will be inspired to set extraordinary goals, and be the best you can be.

You will learn in a diverse, ambitious, friendly and supportive environment, focused on helping you gain high level academic achievements and progress to the UK’s best universities.

You will receive exceptional pastoral care and expert, innovative teaching, at each of our three sixth forms.


Throughout 2019 we carried out extensive research with school leavers, parents, Christ the King Alumni, religious partners and our partner schools, to see how our unique and aspirational study environments can best meet the needs of our communities.

As a result, from September 2020, we believe that each of our three sixth forms will offer something unique to students.


A selective A Level sixth form centre for academic excellence in Brockley

CTK Aquinas in Brockley will become the areas only Catholic selective sixth form centre.

If you are one of the area’s brightest, highest achieving, motivated teenagers, CTK Aquinas provides an aspirational, inclusive community.

You will study alongside equally bright and determined peers with the aim of achieving entry to the country’s most prestigious universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group. With successful mentoring programmes, extensive pastoral support, and a wide choice of 21 A Levels. you’ll become a successful, confident and principled individual with CTK Aquinas. The curriculum at CTK Aquinas has been modelled through partnership with independent schools and students will receive targeted support from some of the best A Level teachers. Students will enrol on our unique Scholarship Graduate Programme and with have the chance to network with our high achieving alumni community. CTK Aquinas students are highly academic and are not afraid to aspire to great success and they will encourage you to do the same.


A sixth form centre for professional excellence on the Lewisham/Blackheath borders

Just under 3 miles away from Aquinas, CTK Emmanuel is a the area’s only Catholic dedicated centre for professional excellence.

This friendly, welcoming and nurturing sixth form environment will provide BTEC qualifications (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) with an emphasis on progressing to some of the UK’s best universities.

When you study at CTK Emmanuel, you will receive exceptional levels of pastoral support, whilst studying towards careers in business and professional services, health, education, care, science, engineering, creative industries, sports and performing arts.

Currently almost 90% of our BTEC students go on to university, whilst our employer partnership boards and ongoing relationships with our influential alumni, mean that students are also getting the right knowledge to reach the top when they enter their profession after university.


A sixth form centre for excellence in A-Level and Applied Technical Subjects, located in Sidcup, Kent.

CTK St Mary’s is an academic, aspirational place to study, where you will feel inspired, supported and excited about all the future opportunities within your reach.

This centre for excellence provides the best of both worlds – enabling you to learn in a fantastic, motivational environment, whether you choose the A-Level or BTEC route – as both can be studied at St Mary’s, with opportunities to combine the two.

With a wide range of academic or vocational subjects, you can ensure you reach your university aspirations.

Learning alongside likeminded, ambitious and hard-working students, you will benefit from high quality teaching in a warm, friendly sixth form setting. You’ll also be challenged and encouraged to set and achieve stretching targets to ensure you reach your true potential.

When you leave CTK St Mary’s, you’ll feel that you have the confidence and ability to progress to some of the UK’s top universities and pursue your dream career.


Whichever centre you choose at Christ the King Sixth Forms, you can be sure you will be supported at every step, with personal tutors and a pastoral care team who will empower you to achieve your very best in all areas of life.

In line with our mission, vision and ethos, you will also develop personal qualities, attributes and opportunities to make a big impact in your career and in the world.

You’ll also benefit from Christ the King’s strong community and business partnerships which provide you with outstanding access to industry insights, university links, work experience and networks, to ensure your future success.

And to ensure that, in line with our motto “Ut Vitam Habeant” you will go on to live your life in all its fullness.

I hope to meet you at our forthcoming open events and welcoming you to one of our centres in September 2020. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about your application.

Mrs Shireen Razey
Executive Principal