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One great plus of the model is the halfway house it offers between school and sixth-form college. 'My daughter originally wanted to leave and go to college,' said one mother, 'but once she'd started at LaSWAP, she found the teachers treated her with more respect and she was given much more responsibility for her assignments.' The advantage for students who opt for continuity is that they remain in familiar surroundings while meeting new people and...

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LaSwap is the largest sixth form in Camden and the longest-established sixth form consortium in London. We have 30 years experience of providing first-class post-16 education. LaSwap combines the strengths of its four partner schools, Acland Burghley, La Sainte Union, Parliament Hill and William Ellis.

Our team of over 200 highly-qualified specialist teachers will provide consistently good and outstanding teaching. We have a well-deserved reputation for high expectations and academic success. You will benefit from our unique A level curriculum offer more than 40 subjects in almost any combination and our vocational offer at levels 1-3. Our teachers collaborate to make sure the curriculum is up-to-date, innovative and forward-looking.

LaSwap welcomes you as an individual and values all you bring to our rich mix of students. You will have the opportunity to develop both personally and academically within a structured environment that offers the flexibility and diversity of a college and the individual care of a school community. At LaSwap, you will enjoy a dynamic, creative and outward-looking community, intent on achieving the best for all.
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Since 2019, Ella Schlesinger and Mayo Ogunlabi. They have their job cut out as working across four schools is complicated. Ensuring consistency across four large comprehensive sixth forms is, in particular, no mean feat, especially when the wellbeing of roughly 1,000 students is in question – a job made all the trickier by LaSWAP’s free-flowing arrangement, whereby students could have lessons in any one of the four schools that make up the consortium (La Sainte Union, William Ellis, Acland Burghley and Parliament Hill). To help manage this transient system, school has recently introduced a consortium-wide web-based system called e-Tutor, which is available to every tutor in the four schools, and a way of keeping tabs on each student and updating records. New LaSWAP office is at the front of William Ellis School and Parliament...

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