Pastoral care

The Sixth Form team comprises the Head of Sixth Form, five tutors and a Higher Education Coordinator who work to ensure that each pupil has support and help when needed.

Throughout the School the Form Tutor forms the basis of our pastoral care system. Small tutor groups and regular one-to-one tutorials allow pupils and Form Tutors to build an excellent rapport.

Clubs

Pupils have the opportunity to join a wealth of activity clubs, ranging from Duke of Edinburgh and Archery club, through to our Greenpower Formula 24 and 24+ racing team. At Sixth Form we also offer the Young Enterprise scheme which helps to develop entrepreneurship and business acumen.

Charity

We focus our activities around supporting Gedeli B School in Mwanza, Tanzania. This is a highlight for our Sixth Formers as they have the opportunity to travel to Tanzania to teach the Gedeli pupils, build vital classrooms and support facilities and then taking part in a safari or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro each summer.

Closer to home we work closely with the Derbyshire YMCA to help fight local teenage homelessness.

Sport

With our own facilities at Rykneld Sports Centre and school sports of rugby, cricket and hockey, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with sport either for pleasure, or as part of a competitive team.

Music

We offer individual music and instrument lessons, as well as clubs, choirs and bands. Sixth Formers also get involved in productions, showcases and tours.