Unlike most state school Sixth Forms or FE Colleges, our Enrichment Programme sits at the very heart of our provision helping to develop young people with character who are both interesting and interested.

It is important that students have an opportunity to build their CV, possess the ability to converse on a variety of topics, develop their personal interests and broaden their wider skill base.

We offer a wealth of opportunities for students to get involved in, from team sports to Arts qualifications, from mentoring our younger students to volunteering in the local community. An exciting range of enrichment activities is offered each term, with the chance to boost UCAS points, gain relevant life skills and work experience. Wednesday afternoons are non-contact time and are set aside for students to undertake enrichment. Some of these opportunities are available because we are an 11-18 school, and we pride ourselves on the vast range our staff are able to offer Sixth Form students.

A sample of current options include:

  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • GOLD Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Medics Society
  • Photography Society
  • Sports Society
  • Creative Writing
  • Cooking Masterclass
  • Film Review
  • Foreign Film Society
  • Gardening Society


All students also participate in our ‘Power Hour’ Lecture series. Once a fortnight we host visiting speakers from across the UK to stretch and challenge Sixth Formers to consider new ideas, new career pathways or reflect on issues within our society. Our alumni students often tell us that these lectures have gone on to prove invaluable as interesting talking points with interviewers, employers or clients and we are delighted to hear this feedback!