Milton Abbey School: retaining and recruiting Sixth Form students

School name: Milton Abbey

Location: Blandford Forum, Dorset

Area type: Rural

School type: Independent

Size: 250 students

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In 2017 the number of pupils in the Sixth Form at Milton Abbey grew by one third, with all of these new pupils having joined the school in order to take a BTEC Level 3 National qualification, either as part of their overall KS5 portfolio, or as a full-time course.

"We’re seeing lots of pupils join us in Year 12 because they’ve done their GCSEs and at the school they’re at they don’t see an A Level path that suits them"

Magnus Basharaat, Headmaster