The vast majority of Year 11 will stay on to our Sixth Form; they relish the prospect of being the responsible senior members of the school and provide smart, aspirational role models for the younger boys. The Sixth Formers enjoy studying in smaller classes in which rigorous academic debate at the very highest level across all disciplines is a daily experience. Every student is encouraged to develop leadership skills and to embrace learning for its own sake in an atmosphere of mutual respect and shared learning with their teachers and peers.
The form tutor oversees each student’s progress pastorally and academically through the two years of the Sixth Form within a small tutor group. We are immensely proud of our friendly, thriving Sixth Form community in which every single member plays a valued part. The two years pass all too quickly but we know that our Upper Sixth Formers leave us with many happy memories, deeply rooted values and strong foundations on which to build purposeful and fulfilling future lives.
We offer an exceptional Co-curricular programme and it is our Sixth Form students who play leading roles in our many societies’ committees, in clubs and in organising events. There is rarely a lunchtime, evening or weekend without a myriad of activities to be involved in: writing and directing plays; editing one of our many publications; mentoring junior boys; hosting high profile speakers, running MUN and charity events. This is where important memories are made, characters formed and confidence instilled for life.
There are also many opportunities for leadership in the day-to-day management of the School. Our elected 50-strong prefect body, led by the School Captain, two Deputies, six House Captains and the Chairman of the JCR provide key, high-profile leaders within the whole School community. All of our Sixth Formers contribute to the School community by taking on duties and responsibilities.