The Sixth Form are the leaders of the school
Our Sixth Form shape the school during their two years at its peak and we believe in each cohort taking a lead and making their own impact, traditions and impression on the school.
Every Sixth Former is a leader as all are School Prefects. Some of that group are elected to be Senior Prefects, and in this role they coordinate their peers and junior students. In addition, every House elects a House Captain who is responsible for leading the House in the keenly contested inter-house competition. Every year we have a Head Boy and a Head Girl, chosen by our community.
In the broader school community, our SSMG (the Pitsford equivalent of a Student Council) is led by our senior students, meets regularly with senior staff, and sets the agenda for change and development across the school. Students also lead the bands, sports teams and coordinate assemblies and peer mentoring.
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
Many of our pupils in Sixth Form undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. To succeed in such a challenging context is a great achievement, and our students benefit enormously from the opportunities DofE affords them to develop teamwork, communication skills and self-discipline. As part of Gold, our students serve their communities, as well representing the school to the wider world. We have specific staff allocated to support DofE and it is a pinnacle for many of our most intrepid senior students. Our final expedition is to go to Snowdonia on expedition where our students can implement all that they have learned to navigate their way through the mountains, camping int he wild and taking care of themselves and each other. This is a life-changing opportunity.
Innovate, initiate, introduce
We are a relatively new school and we spend every year making our own history and our new traditions. In this, our Sixth Form are encouraged and empowered to follow their passions and interests. New initiatives and ideas develop every year, with the encouragement and support of staff, which allows our senior students to deepen their interests and broaden their experience.
In the past our senior boys set up and managed a Real Junk Food Cafe for students in the school, the proceeds of which went to support the Elsie’s Cafe homeless charity in Northampton. In recognition of this magnificent undertaking they were nominated for best outreach innovation in the national Independent School Awards. This innovation, social conscience and energy is what we have come to expect and cherish in our Sixth Form.
More recently Sixth Formers Joel and Jake came up with the idea for a tuck shop with all the profits raised going to a charity. The organisation chosen by the two was Prostate Cancer UK, an amazing charity to help provide men with lifesaving treatment and prevent the disease from getting worse. The tuck shops has raised thousands so far and will carry on raising money for this excellent cause.