At Ormiston Rivers Sixth Form we strive to offer a wide ranging and enriching education to our students. Alongside a strong academic programme of study, the development of our young people as aspirational, independent, resilient and respectful individuals is of upmost importance. In today’s world it is essential that students are given training and opportunities to develop their transferable skills and leadership potential, to allow them to take their next steps and transition into healthy, happy and successful adults.

In order to support this development, students partake in the enrichment reward scheme. This scheme recognises students’ efforts and supports them to acquire a portfolio of evidence to support their future applications. This includes extending knowledge within a subject area of interest to show commitment towards a career pathway of choice and to expand on their academic subject studies, and a focus on developing leadership and transferable skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving, to demonstrate skills employers and universities value.

There are a range of leadership opportunities and extra-curricular clubs open to students each year. These include:

Leadership roles:

  • Sixth Form Leadership Team (Year 13)
  • Sixth Form Student Council 
  • House Captains
  • Subject Leaders
  • Events Committee
  • Mentoring of students in lower school
  • Sixth Form Librarian (one period per week)
  • Student volunteer – work in the community

Extra-curricular clubs:

  • Sports clubs such as football, badminton, Gym etc.
  • Performing arts clubs such as dance, choir, Connections theatre group etc.
  • Cooking club
  • Eco club
  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold scheme
  • Debate club
  • Interact Society – in conjunction with the Rotary club

The programme offered is flexible and if students have an explicit interest in a club or specific area the Sixth Form team will look to work with them to add it to the offering.