WGSB6 is dedicated to developing student potential. This commitment goes beyond a student’s academic attainment, supporting students to become valued, positive and inspiring members of their community, both in school and beyond.
In our 2022 OSFTED report inspectors recognised that pupils throughout the school enjoy a wealth of high-quality opportunities that reflect our collective aim ‘to develop each individual’s potential to the full’.
Our inclusive and dynamic enrichment programme aims to offer something for all. This wide range of activities ensures students’ interests are catered for and that a variety of skills, knowledge and attitudes can be developed to facilitate student enrichment and enjoyment beyond the classroom.
Further details of school wide enrichment opportunities can be viewed in the extra-curricular section of our website.
Our activities are categorised as follows:
Activities that are designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of students and others. These activities are offered to develop camaraderie and a sense of belonging within our WGSB6 community, whilst also giving students the time to focus on something beyond academic study.
These activities include; board games, walking, Couch 2 5k, HITT Training as well as social sports including badminton, table tennis and basketball.
Our school MINDS Team, dedicated to supporting mental health and wellbeing within our student body, have also developed a programme of outreach support delivered to local primary schools as a way of increasing young people’s access to mental health support in their communities.
Sport is at the heart of our school community, with a wide range of competitive sports teams on offer. Our enrichment programme gives students the chance to develop teamworking and sporting skill through training sessions, whilst also ensuring they can represent our school on a competitive level at local and national fixtures; please see our extra-curricular section for more details.
These sports include; rugby, hockey and cricket.
Our community initiatives are driven by the businesses, establishments and wider community we are a part of. These give students the chance to give back through volunteering, leading local initiatives and working on development programmes in the community.
These initiatives include: feeder primary school liaison programmes with Poulton Lancelyn, Stanton Road and St Andrew’s; local care home and hospice volunteering including; Derwent Lodge, Safe Harbour and St John’s Hospice; support for community development programmes from I LOVE BEBINGTON and Sustrans.
Skill & Academic Enrichment
These activities allow students to be challenged in an academic context they may not have otherwise encountered. Students engaging in these activities may learn a new skill, subject or topic.
Our skill and academic enrichment activities currently include; Senior Debate Club, Film Critique & Review and Italian for Beginners.
WGSB6 is proud of its bespoke enrichment and personal development programme, which includes a fortnightly Speakers’ Session for Y12 and Y13, a mentoring programme delivered weekly by form tutors, and Wednesday afternoon each week which is dedicated to abroad and exciting enrichment programme.
Students enrol for a fresh opportunity each term and our menu of options is constantly evolving as we establish new links within the wider community.
More examples of our diverse enrichment and personal development opportunities can be seen on our WGSB6 Twitter @WGSBSixthForm and Instagram wgsbsixthform.
Our dedication to providing a broad range of enrichment and personal development experiences for WGSB6 students is central to our commitment to offering an immersive and varied sixth form experience.
In turn, this supports our students develop into confident, respectful, talented and compassionate young citizens who appreciate the value of these experiences, both for their own personal development, but also as a way of giving something back to communities and individuals that have given so much to them throughout their education and beyond.