We have active links with universities and local businesses to ensure that students achieve their career aspirations and are ready for the next stage – whether it be university or work.

We have our own Progression Manager in the Sixth Form, whose job it is to help support students get to the next stage. We arrange visits to universities, careers fairs and local employers and students can arrange work experience opportunities during non-contact time. Some students can complete internships in the summer between Years 12 and 13.

Students are often inspired by visits and talks from noted authors and artists, key industry figures, and even the odd famous face. There is also the opportunity for students to experience different cultures on the various school trips on offer each year. There have been trips to Spain, Germany and Poland recently, as well as day trips and outdoor pursuits in the UK. Every year, Year 12 students attend the Roadster experience with free driving lessons and road safety awareness.

We run a wide range of after school activities that enable our students to explore other avenues of learning and develop team working skills and leadership capabilities. Students can be involved in performing arts and sporting activities or run events and competitions. We encourage our Sixth Formers to start their own clubs and societies, or run them for others. Our students regularly complete volunteering projects, are active in the local community and have raised large sums of money for charity.

Students are encouraged to take responsibility at every stage; the school’s House Captains are elected from the Sixth Form, and our students regularly get involved with mentoring or coaching younger students, participating in the paired reading scheme, and acting as subject ambassadors. Our students lead on School Council and have their own committees to influence what they do in the Sixth Form.