We offer a number of Aim Higher opportunities to equip students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to make a successful transition to university. These opportunities include; Realising opportunities, K +, The Social Mobility Foundation, the Sutton Trust, and various summers schools run by numerous universities. All of which assist with raising aspirations and increasing opportunities of those with low social mobility.
We have a huge success with these programmes and many students participate in them during their first year of A Levels. This has led to an increase in university places offered and an increase in those going to Russell Group Universities.
Running alongside the aforementioned opportunities, we also offer a robust enhancement programme including Duke of Edinburgh, Young Enterprise, Sports Leaders and many more. Our year 12 participate every year in our First Give programme, which has meant a growing involvement with their local community and the chance to raise £1000 for their chosen local charity.
Running parallel to these skill building enhancement programmes we offer the opportunity to join our prefect team. Through an election and interview process we have a Head Boy and Head Girl (plus deputies) who help organise a great deal or extra-curricular events for the sixth form. They have been involved in fund raising for the Christmas party, they feedback from student council meetings and have been involved in organising student subject ambassadors as well as sporting activities.