Sixth Formers are expected to play an integral part in the school life, be it as House Captains within each of the School’s four houses; mentoring younger children lower down the School, or volunteering their services or fund-raising in a way that helps others within the local community.
They are also required to be effective ambassadors for the School and to act as positive role models for both our Primary and Senior pupils. Our experience shows that they respond well to these expectations and fulfil their tasks with a sense of pride and consideration for others.
At the same time, personal development takes place through work experience opportunities, university-style seminars, inter-house and inter-school competitive sports, speaker programmes and internships.
The School works closely with its alumni and other external partnerships to provide enriching opportunities that introduce students to the wider world and help them develop as maturing individuals.
As a Free School the Royal also offers the Extended Project Qualification – an academic enrichment programme that requires extensive independent study in a subject of a student’s own choosing. The EPQ is taken in Year 12 alongside A Level studies and earns students additional UCAS points.
Each year, the School’s Head Boy and Head Girl are appointed by staff from the Upper Sixth, and House Captains and Deputies are elected for each of the School’s four houses.
House Captains must take responsibility for the leadership and organisation of their house throughout the forthcoming academic year. The role involves chairing house meetings, delivering assemblies, keeping the house noticeboard up-to-date, organising teams for all events and motivating and mentoring younger members of their house.