Sigma Sixth

16-19 Tuition Fund

Sigma Sixth 16 to 19 tuition fund 2021 to 2022 academic year

Sigma Sixth’s statement on how it is using the 16-19 Tuition Fund from September 2021

At Sigma Sixth, we intend to use the funding to provide additional support to small groups of students who need support through the tuition fund on the basis of low prior attainment, prioritising tuition for those students who have not achieved a grade 4 in maths and/or English in the first instance.

Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds that need catch-up support, defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation, will also have access to the tuition fund. We will have regard for the individual needs of these students, for example, providing tuition to assist high achieving disadvantaged students to reach their full potential, in addition to supporting other students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

We will target support based on attainment records, our knowledge of individual students and the disruption they have experienced to their learning. Tuition support will be provided over and above the timetabled teaching for that course and will be run by subject specialist teachers. Tuition will generally be offered on a group basis (ideally in groups of up to 3, but never more than 5 students at a time). Individual tuition may be offered where appropriate.

Some of the support that Sigma Sixth will be offering:

  • English/Maths tutors to work with students 1:1 or in small groups.
  • Academic mentors to work with small groups/1:1 to provide subject knowledge catch up sessions
  • Academic mentors to work with small groups/1:1 to provide subject skills catch up sessions
  • Purchase bespoke resources for targeted students to use to support their learning.

Sixth is committed to ensuring that the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund by:

  • Producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students.
  • Publishing this statement on the Sigma Sixth website.
  • Recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retaining the evidence of the tuition provided.
  • Delivering the extra tuition and spending the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22.
  • Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the fund for it to be reclaimed.

Contact Us

To report an absence please call 01255 424266 and ask to speak to the Sixth Form

For general enquiries, please email

Sigma Sixth

Tendring Education Centre

Jaywick Lane

Clacton on Sea


CO16 8BE




  • If you are being dropped off at the college please use the designated drop off point or the main car park.
  • Use the pedestrian walkways at the front or back of the college
  • Parking on the college campus is very limited. If you do use the front car park please ensure that you do not block access and only use the allocated bays. You are not permitted to use the back car park.
  • At the start and close of the college day, the possibilities for accidents are high; please be aware of the dangers. If you are driving always give way to pedestrians and cyclists. You must also drive slowly and very carefully around the college and observe the speed limits shown.


  • There are bike sheds at the back of the building for our students.
  • Please ensure bikes are secured with a lock.


From Monday 6th September 2021 Hedingham Buses will extend an existing bus route in the mornings and afternoon to include a stop at Sigma Sixth.

Great Clacton to Sigma Sixth Form College
136 4  
Stephenson Road (Outside Depot) 8:08 Sigma Sixth Form College 15:20
Clacton Shopping Village, Car Park 8:10 Clacton, Martello Inn 15:26
Redbridge Road, Glade View 8:14 Clacton, Pier Avenue 15:30
Great Clacton, Church 8:17 137 – bus continues to Great Clacton
Holland Park School 8:21 (Does not serve ASDA) Clacton, Pier Avenue 15:34
Clacton Rail Station 8:25 Clacton, Rail Station 15:37
Clacton, Pier Avenue 8:28 ASDA 15:43
4 & 6 – bus continues to Sigma Burrs Road Post Office 15:48
Clacton, Pier Avenue 8:33 Stephenson Road (Outside Depot) 15:50
Clacton, Martello Inn (4) 8:37 Clacton Shopping Village, Car Park 15:52
Bockings Elm, Brace of Pistols (6) 8:43
Sigma Sixth Form College 8:45 Brook Retail Park 15:58


To allow students to stay at college for extra-curricular activities there will be a later route at 4.30pm

Sigma Sixth Form College to Great Clacton  
Sigma Sixth Form College 16:30
Clacton, Martello Inn 16:35
Clacton, Pier Avenue 16:40
136 – bus continues to Great Clacton
Clacton, Pier Avenue 16:47
Clacton, Rail Station 16:50
ASDA 16:56
Burrs Road Post Office 17:05
Stephenson Road (Outside Depot) 17:07
Clacton Shopping Village, Car Park 17:09

In addition to this Hedingham Buses has a number of other routes which service the local area at different times.

At other times in the day, the number 4 bus runs through Clacton town centre and has a stop at Miller’s Barn Golf Park – a 13 minute walk to the campus.

Bus Route 4 Map Bus Route 4 Timetable

The number 6 Bus runs down St Johns Road and stops at the junction with Jaywick Lane – a 12 minute walk.

Bus Route 6 Map Bus Route 6 Timetable

Travel Cards

Hedingham Buses offer a range of travel card options that are summarised in the link below and available on their app.

Travel Card Options