Sixth Form Life

Joining the Sixth Form at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School gives young people the opportunity to develop themselves as successful independent learners within a supportive school environment.

Academic success is an important aspect of this experience, opening doors to highly competitive courses and equipping students with the skills to thrive in an ever-changing and competitive world. However, there is much more to the Sixth Form experience at CRGS.

Students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. There are opportunities for both competitive and recreational sport on a Wednesday afternoon. Many students also take part in drama and musical performances and ensembles as well as taking part in cultural visits, both in the UK and further afield. Particular strengths are the clubs and societies set up and run by the students themselves; new members are recruited to these at the Freshers’ Fair in mid-September. Students are also encouraged to volunteer in the local community with groups such as the National Citizen Service (NCS) and also in local schools, hospitals and care homes.

Students play a significant part in the day-to-day running of the Sixth Form, undertaking leadership roles as part of our Student Leadership Team, Sports Prefects, Library Prefects, Peer Mentors as well as running student societies. Many Sixth Form students work with our Main School students to offer academic support and curriculum enrichment.

"Students take seriously their leadership roles, embrace willingly work experience, challenge of management and ethics, philosophy and religion conference opportunities, and participate readily in the wide range of clubs and extra-curricular events, organising and promoting many themselves, such as the debating and inter-faith societies and the politics club. In addition, students eagerly contribute to the ‘eco’ committee, support Year 12 students in their transition into the Sixth Form, and act as buddies for younger students in the main school."

— Dr Andy Swallow (School Inspector 2015)