Why choose The John Roan Sixth Form?

The John Roan Sixth Form team are dedicated to helping you reach the destinations of your dreams, and to setting you up for success when you get there. We are one of the oldest state schools in the country with a rich and distinguished history of educating the young people of Greenwich.

We are ambitious for our students, we aim to inspire you to dream big and aim high. Students from our Sixth Form have gone on to Oxford, Cambridge, and a wide variety of universities nationwide every year, including Edinburgh, York, Warwick and Kings College London. Students from our Basketball Academy have achieved scholarships to universities in the UK, US and Canada.

What we offer:

  • Strong academic A-Levels and selected BTEC courses
  • Oxbridge Mentoring Programme (in partnership with Blackheath High) •
  • The John Roan Scholars Programme
  • The EPQ research project
  • Gold Arts Award
  • Student Leadership Programme
  • Inviting and inclusive ethos, meeting the diverse needs of all
  • Excellent personalised support to ensure all our students get to their desired destinations

Just under 20% of our 2021 Year 13 cohort will be going to prestigious Russell Group universities including 3 to Queen Mary’s University, London and 3 to the University of Cardiff.

We welcome students from across London. Join our safe, happy and respectful community where everyone’s voice is heard. We welcome students from all over London.

If you have any questions at all please do get in touch, email sixthforminfo@thejohnroanschool.org.uk or call  Ms. D McWilliams on 020 8516 7591.

New for September 2021

For September 2021 we have invested heavily in our Maze Hill site to create a dedicated Sixth Form Centre.

Fostering scholarship and a lifelong love of learning: New subject-specific ‘hubs’ for every A-Level and BTEC course support excellent teaching. Each of these hubs will consist of dedicated teaching spaces, subject-specific study rooms and necessary meeting points for students to receive extra support from their teachers.

Encouraging self-determination: Our new facilities also offer an improved range of study spaces to enable students to make the most of their free study time. Spaces will range from silent workspaces to co-working and collaborative spaces which foster student independence and offer the freedom to establish bespoke working routines. There are also breakout spaces for students to relax and socialise in and a dedicated Destinations area where students will be able to get all the information and support they need to make informed choices about their post-18 destinations, careers, apprenticeships and higher education.


  • Orion Taylor achieved A*A*A in History, English and Photography, and will be going to the University of Leeds to study English with Creative Writing
  • Lulu Pennicot-Banks achieved A*A*A in History, Politics and English, and is going to study History with Politics at UCL

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