We have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Enrichment. The award states that our enrichment programme is
“a national exemplar of what can be done at sixth-form level to extend students’ education and personal growth beyond their academic courses. Hugely varied and demanding, the programme calls on students to develop self-reliance, promotes citizenship and prepares them to meet the world of work or further study with confidence and commitment.”
Our OFSTED report of 2022 said students
“benefit from an extremely well-developed enrichment programme. All staff, including the principal and deputy principal, run enrichment sessions and share their hobbies and interests with the students, who participate fully and enthusiastically in the sessions. Activities relate to a wide range of topics and interests, including sports, music, debating, robotic engineering, creative textiles, knitting, animal care and beekeeping.”
Enrichment takes place at lunchtimes, throughout the week, as well as on Wednesday afternoons. Activities vary in length and from year to year. Typically, there are over 100 activities to choose from. Students are expected to do at least one activity, typically for an hour each week, during terms 1 and 2.