Sixth Form Pastoral Life
When students enter the Sixth Form at Cranbrook, we ask them to adopt more responsible roles within school itself, displaying the leadership traits, compassion and common-sense which will influence their fellow students further down the ladder.
The vast majority enjoy taking on these extra tasks and we are fortunate to have such a committed body of older students shaping school life on a daily basis.
Many take up House leadership roles or head Cranbrook’s numerous clubs, societies and sports teams in their final years. Some also sit on the internal school council which helps determine present-day and future policies. Others provide technical support in computer rooms, rig specialist lighting in the Queen’s Hall, host the reception of school visitors, support the librarian, help supervise behaviour about the school, and even act as science and language leaders in local primary schools.
Above all, our Sixth Formers are adept at serving as student listeners – becoming involved in the mentoring and support of younger pupils finding their feet at school. This not only ensures that inherent Cranbrook values pass from year to year, it also provides our Sixth Formers with the communication and relationship skills which will prove invaluable in later life.
In short, our Sixth Formers not only learn how to pass A Levels in their final years, they also learn to grow up – and we thank them for it.
“There are so many different levels of support at Cranbrook School. Whether it is friends in the quad, your tutor at House time, your teachers in the classroom or your Head of House after school, there is always someone keen to support your individual needs. Day or boarding, Cranbrook is one united community”
Sixth Form student