We place high value on nurturing and leadership skills in our Sixth Formers. Opportunities for students to demonstrate and develop these skills include:
- Running a Young Enterprise company
- Directing a play
- Coaching the younger debaters
- Organising and running Sixth Form events such as ‘Band Night’
- Helping staff as a student leader on Activities Week
- Becoming a sports team captain
- Becoming a senior peer mentor
- Committee member for Eco Society
- Committee member for Round Square
- Student charity coordinator
- BOUNCE committee, helping to develop the mental health strand of our curriculum
- Sixth Form committee member, representing the Sixth Form body in Sixth Form matters, including management of the Common Room and the financing of its facilities
- Running for election to the local Youth Parliament or as Youth Mayor
Half way through the Lower Sixth, all students are invited to apply to become a School Prefect, with 40 subsequently appointed. Much of the running and organisation of the School is in the hands of the prefects, who are responsible for supervision of the younger pupils during break times, and represent the School on open days and at other key events. As ambassadors for the School, School Prefects are held in high regard. All prefects are eligible to run for election as School Captain and Vice Captain. This ultimate leadership position carries significant responsibility: the School Captains run every student committee, deliver speeches at major school events, and serve as a focus for the student voice in the School.
On top of this, every year Sixth Formers are keen to set up and run new clubs and societies. Recent examples of these include King Street Economics, Film Club and Year 7 Coding Club.