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A Purposeful Community

There is a warm, friendly and positive atmosphere in the Sixth Form.   The location of Sixth Form facilities promotes a sense of shared identity and students thrive in a vibrant and diverse environment. Our students are encouraged to engage in an ethos of mutual respect as members of the school community.

We are committed to providing an extensive enrichment programme as we know that the school environment is also about enabling our young people to become confident and valued members of society. Students are encouraged to engage in extra-curricular activities as part of their experience, allowing them to develop transferable skills and wider talents. Learning Areas support this by facilitating participation in clubs, trips, lectures, exhibitions, competitions and more.

We see our Sixth Form students as positive role models for our younger pupils and we work hard to ensure there is plenty of opportunity for students to embrace this status and engage in the wider life of the school as a whole, and the local community. Many of our current students lead clubs, provide literacy and numeracy buddying, organise social events and hold key positions on Learner Voice committees, often coordinating meetings with pupils, teachers and external agencies. Sixth Formers are also actively involved in supporting a number of local and national charities.

In Year 12, all students can apply to be prefects and, in Year 13, students can put themselves forward for the Senior Prefect Team. Through this role, students can demonstrate leadership qualities and develop skills to prepare them to move on to the next stage of their lives.  

“The school is highly successful in encouraging pupils to participate in the life of the school and the local community. There is a wide range of opportunities for pupils to contribute to school life, such as the school council and other pupil-led policy groups such as the School Advisory Board.” Estyn 2018