Sixth Formers have a range of competitive and recreational sporting opportunities to take part in alongside their academic studies.
Students have access to the fitness suite and other impressive facilities at the Ian Robinson Sports Centre and are encouraged to take part in a range of sports. There are opportunities to play and also to coach our younger players in these sports and join trips to sports events.
We also offer opportunities to be part of regular sports tours to destinations around the world which have included Australia, Singapore, Spain, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.
Our focus is to encourage our Sixth Formers to maintain their involvement in an active lifestyle and to gain a sense of achievement through their participation in sport.
There is a long established and vibrant involvement by girls and boys in Drama as an extra-curricular activity. Each year, dozens of students participate in the Joint Schools’ productions at the two senior schools. In addition to acting, dancing and singing, they take responsibility for stage management, lighting and sound operation, prop making, make-up and front of house duties.
Theatre visits to local and national theatre venues, organised for examination classes, are also available to students outside the department and provide enjoyable social occasions. We also run a biennial week-long cultural visit to New York with a focus on drama activities, but also encompassing visits to galleries and places of cultural and historical interest.
Sixth Form boys and girls benefit from a variety of established extra-curricular activities that enrich their academic studies and support personal development through the acquisition of self-confidence, creativity and performance skills.
Sixth Formers take part in off-site events such as the joint Merchant Taylors’ Schools’ Concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall in addition to events at Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London, Royal Albert Hall, St George’s Hall, Liverpool, the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and local community venues.
Students can take part in various choirs, orchestra, instrumental groups, the annual Music Competition and there is a Joint Schools’ Band. Leadership opportunities include the roles of Music Captain & Vice Music Captain, supporting the Director of Music in departmental events and providing leadership for the younger pupils. The Music Committee provides Sixth Form students with another platform to develop their leadership skills through the organisation and promotion of musical events.