Our School


Student life involves so much more than academic and vocational study. As a student you will be joining a vibrant community, rich in opportunities for student participation.

 Our unique enrichment and work experience programmes provide the ideal stepping stone between the world of school, and the independence of university or work. A strong ethos exists which nurtures, encourages and supports a culture of high academic standards and expectations. Through our outstanding teaching, partnerships, industry links, pastoral care and monitoring, we aim to foster ambition and a culture of high expectations and standards.

We aim for our students to not only achieve their personal best, but to exceed their expectations. Through these opportunities out students broaden their knowledge and develop their personal and social skills.  Some of our enrichment courses will lead to a recognised qualification which will both enhance and compliment your studies.

 In addition Sixth Form students participate in a range of extra-curricular activities that inevitably lead to them taking on leadership roles.

Examples of current programmes on offer are:

  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • Work experience
  • Heart of England Charity Foundation Projects
  • Cricket Academy
  • Football (with a professional coach)
  • Fitness club
  • Hockey club
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Primary School outreach
  • Access to University programmes for Year 12 and 13 students
  • Sir Douglas Ellis pathway to health care
  • Support with Oxbridge applications

Believe, Achieve, Succeed