We really want our sixth form students to contribute to school life. There are many opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills in addition to just getting out of their comfort zones, developing their self-confidence, finding new interests and forming new friendships.
Sixth Form Clubs
There are a wide range of extra-curricular activities and clubs which are available in our whole school enrichment timetable.
As well as this our sixth form students run their own clubs. What is on offer changes every year, but some previous examples have been a debate club, crochet club, literature society, medical society and geocaching club.
We have had teams in the sixth form for sports, science, economics, maths, debating and design competitions.
Community / Volunteering
We encourage our students to volunteer in community projects such as raising awareness of homelessness, mental health and supporting community activities in Wokingham.
We are happy to support them volunteering on a weekly basis as long as their timetables are clear at that time.
Trips and Visits
There are many trips and visits including field and residential trips for geography, biology, textiles and languages.
Students have attended specialist lectures in London or at nearby universities in chemistry, maths, history, business, economics, psychology and sociology.
We send students to the Languages at Work Day hosted by Wellington College and our economists enjoy their visits to Eton College to listen to high profile economists and business leaders.
The English department
Year 12 and 13 students can spend one hour a week in lessons helping younger students.
Often sixth formers choose a subject they particularly enjoyed at GCSE and find it very rewarding inspiring the younger girls.
Sixth formers are also welcome to take part in the sixth form peer tutoring scheme in the Learning Link, where they can listen to students read or help them master their
At the end of the Autumn Term in Year 12:
A Head Girl/Boy and student leadership team are nominated by peers and school staff and selected by interview.
The senior student leadership team lead the student council process that runs every half term, they present to parents at open evenings, meet with the Co-Headteachers regularly and create, organise and deliver the whole school end of term assemblies.
A team of sixteen senior House prefects are selected through an interview process to lead the House system alongside the Heads of House.
Their role is to promote the House ethos, charity events and to plan for House competitions. They attend and contribute to senior prefects and House meetings, meet regularly with the Form Captains in each form from Year 7 to 11 and help organise House assemblies in liaison with the Head of House.
Heads of Department select one or two students to be their subject prefects. The role of the subject prefect is to lead a club, take assemblies promoting the subject, to share their passion for the subject at open evenings and to help organise competitions and events throughout the year.
We want our sixth form students to embrace and contribute to the life of the school, both through their learning and by taking part in our extensive range of enrichment and leadership activities.
Our students really do gain so much from these opportunities – they feel good for taking part, helping others and they develop a sense of gratitude, humility and stoicism.