Frequently Asked Questions

Downham Market Academy Sixth Form allows you to have the benefits of staying with your friends and teachers, whilst enjoying the independence of being in a separate location.

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that we are asked by students considering joining the sixth form, and our answers. If you have a question that isn’t listed here, please complete our ask a question form, and we will respond to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, please call our reception, where a member of staff will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

Please select a question from the list below to reveal the answer:

Sixth Form students are permitted to drive their cars to the academy, and we have secured permission for them to park in the Howdale car park located off Howdale Road. Please be aware that Downham Market Academy has no responsibility for this car park.

Students are strongly encouraged to take proper precautions over the safety of their car and its contents.

Yes, there is a Government Bursary Scheme aimed at providing financial support for students facing financial barriers. The bursaries can provide financial assistance for cost of transport, essential course equipment and school trips. A copy of the Bursary Policy can be found here

Application forms are available from the Sixth Form Reception.

The Sixth Form day is structured as follows for students:

Registration warning bellMorning registrationPeriod 1Period 2BreakPeriod 3LunchPeriod 4Period 5

We may still have your certificates; please call the exam office on 01366 389124 or 01366 389103 to arrange personal collection or to arrange to provide written and signed authorisation for someone else to collect the certificates on your behalf.

Please note that the academy is only obliged to keep certificates for one year and any unclaimed certificates may, in due course, be destroyed.

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