Student life is about much more than academic success, and at Sheffield Girls’ we encourage pupils to pursue an active, engaged and balanced school life.
Our students access a wide selection of activities, programmes and learning experiences that complement Sixth Form study, enabling them to thrive and take charge of their own individual development.
Our girls can explore new topics and discover hidden talents through our Forging Futures programme and our flexible, open-ended co-curricular schedule. We embrace student-led initiatives and are keen to introduce new activities in response to what our students are interested in and feel passionate about.
There are dozens of clubs and societies, ranging from Debating to Trampolining, covering everything from the Arts and STEM, to Humanities, Sport and Culture. There are endless opportunities to volunteer, participate, perform and compete. We also love to get out and about and our incredible offer in the classroom is complemented by a wide range of outdoor education and residential trips in the UK and overseas. You can find out more about our co-curricular and trips offer here.
As part of a larger through school community our pupils will enjoy a wide range of leadership opportunities and as members of the Sixth Form are expected to set the tone for the School and take the lead – be that as a Prefect, House Captain or Sports Captain. Many of our Sixth Form students also enjoy the opportunity to take on a position of responsibility in the Junior School, acting as an assistant in the classroom or by participating in the Reading Buddies and Junior Helping support programmes.
Forging Futures: varied enrichment provision
Sheffield Girls’ Forging Futures Programme is designed to support our Sixth Form students to fully develop their talents and interests. Our girls will be able to demonstrate a broad range of personal qualities, interests and transferable skills in the increasingly competitive market for university places and career opportunities. Through Forging Futures, our students prove their capacity to cope with a wide variety of commitments and activities, alongside the challenges of their academic work.
All members of Year 12 take part in one hour of timetabled enrichment activities every week, choosing from a range of classes from Marketing, to Model United Nations, to Sport, Fitness and Leadership. Enrichment focuses on broadening personal skills and offering another opportunity to follow their passions.
Our sixth formers also have regular tutorials that provide individual, personalised support and guidance on academic progress, university admissions, and pastoral issues. We invite guest speakers into school regularly to discuss relevant topics with our Sixth Formers and regular tutorial sessions cover UCAS applications, interview skills, financial advice, and independent study skills.
Trips and visits
Our students embark on day and residential trips such as Business and Economics to New York, Politics to London, Art to Florence, Spanish to Majorca, and many more.
Students get to know girls from across all year groups, working as a Walking Bus Supervisor with the Infant pupils, running lunchtime clubs with Senior girls, which are great opportunities for leadership and friendship.