Room to Grow

By consolidating strengths, discovering new skills and finding new ways to work and relate to people, life in our Sixth Form helps each student evolve a sense of personal responsibility, and the experience of leadership and team work that will be an invaluable skill in future life.

The Sixth Form is a time for enjoying increasing responsibility and influence, and the school is structured to give Sixth Formers a wide involvement in its daily life. On many occasions throughout the academic year, Sixth Formers are ambassadors for the school, speaking at functions, welcoming guests at Information Mornings and representing the school in overseas exchanges.

The Head Girl Team, Senior Prefects and Sports' Captains, democratically elected within the school community, are important role models for younger girls.

Sixth Formers take the lead in organising and helping to run a rich variety of events, clubs and societies throughout the school, and play a prominent part in the school music ensembles, choirs, drama productions and sports teams.

Sixth Form offers students once-in a-lifetime opportunities to discover their individual capabilities, with recent challenging overseas expeditions offering opportunities for involvement in projects in Costa Rica and Tanzania, and sports' tours to South Africa and Namibia.

Students are encouraged to have broad and varied involvement within the school, not only for their well being, but to ensure they develop their life skills and become well-rounded individuals.

Key Facts

  • Sports tours and cultural trips offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences to destinations around the world
  • Sixth Formers act as role models for younger pupils, and take on many positions of responsibility
  • Support is always on hand to guide students on the right balance between academic and extra-curricular life
  • Students can participate in the Community Sports Leadership Award and the Rotary Youth Leadership Award
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is very popular and helps to develop leadership and life skills