Opportunities to get involved
Pupils can demonstrate their commitment to both academic and co-curricular events and activities by taking part in life ‘beyond the classroom’. Doing so will enable them to develop their abilities to work in a team and to work effectively with a wide range of people including teachers, peers, younger pupils and others outside school. Showing that they can work with a variety of people is a key skill in today’s global job market.
Positions of responsibility to suit everyone
In all three divisions of the school, pupils can volunteer to take on responsibility and we will do our best to find a role to suit their skills. This could be helping out with our younger pupils e.g. listening to young readers, acting as prep-room assistants or helping with after-school care. Alternatively, they might become a School or House prefect or Captain, a library assistant, a Sports Team Captain, a CCF Officer, a Student Council Representative, a subject prefect. They can even bring us their own ideas and we may be able to create a role just for them.
Careers and University Advice
Whatever our pupils’ aspirations beyond school, they will get guidance and careers advice from our excellent specialist Careers Service which is available to both our pupils and their parents. In the Middle School, pupils are introduced to a variety of careers with talks and seminars from former pupils and parents. In the Sixth Form, the guidance is intensified and includes individual support for university applications (including specialist applications to Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Oxbridge), work-based training courses, academic scholarships and GAP year advice. They will also be able to practise their interview skills with an independent external interviewer.
Since no two students are the same, pupils find this one-to-one support, tailored to their individual needs, to be invaluable in guiding them through the difficult decision-making process they will face in the Sixth Form.