Life in the Sixth Form
Sixth Formers are supported to develop independent learning skills and to have a practical awareness of the world beyond school; its needs, opportunities and personal challenges.
We offer a wide Enrichment Programme, which encourages increased awareness and responsibility. The programme includes; community projects, the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme (DofE), the General Studies lecture programme, a wealth of performance and arts opportunities, as well as sporting excellence and sport for all.
We support and encourage our pupils to be self-motivated and clear about their goals. Pupils take ownership of their learning and their achievements.
All students are members of a Senior House. Each House is a physical location where students can meet their tutors and Housemaster or Housemistress.
Sixth Form students are expected to be involved in leading the school in many areas. Prior Concern allows students to work in any number of local charitable projects including the homeless, nursery children and elderly. Eco-Prior acts to prevent climate change, works actively to conserve energy around the school and beyond and, of course, promotes the protection of the natural environment. Charities’ Committee are hard-working members of the Sixth Form, aiming to make as much money as possible for the worthy causes voted for by the entire school. Charities’ Week is a chance for each House to compete to raise the most money; teachers getting sponged and cake sales are favourites.
Prior 4 Life is the part of the curriculum that encourages students to learn practical and enriching skills that helps prepare them for life, including DIY, interview skills, first aid, basic cookery and managing finances.
Socialising, feeling part of our community and being happy is conducive to academic success. With this in mind, we have many events throughout the year ranging from BBQs, restaurant outings, fancy dress parties and concerts. The Upper Sixth finish off their time at Prior in style with a Grand Leavers' Dinner and Palladian Ball.