Enrichment at Holyhead

At Holyhead we believe that learning should extend beyond the classroom and we feel it is important that our students have opportunities that will enable them to have a well-rounded experience of Sixth Form life.

Employers and universities are not only interested in high grades, they want people who are willing to embrace new challenges, work well with others and have leadership skills.

All Year 12 and some Year 13 students choose an enrichment activity alongside their subjects. Some of which carry additional qualifications. Others allow students to develop a new skill or are simply a way of letting off steam.

Students’ commitment to the enrichment programme and their achievements will be referred to in employer and/or university references and provide useful evidence in personal statements.

Opportunities include:
  • volunteering 
  • STEM projects 
  • becoming a member of the Sixth Form Committee 
  • becoming a Sixth Form Prefect 
  • writing for the Pulse magazine 
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme 
  • University Masterclasses 
  • Work Experience 
  • the Extended Project 
  • First Aid training 
  • NCS: The Challenge 
  • Envision 
  • sports
Working together to achieve a common goal

Students get the best out of their time in our Sixth Form through our established three-way partnership between staff, parents/carers and the students themselves.

Parents and carers receive guidance:
  • in supporting their child through Sixth Form study 
  • in the university application process 
  • on university finance 
There will be an opportunity to check on the progress of students through our induction evenings and subject Parents’ Evenings. Parents and carers can also make an appointment with the Director of Sixth Form or the Assistant Director of Sixth Form at any time to discuss any concerns.

We look forward to working closely with parents/carers to ensure that all students flourish and realise their full potential.

Sixth Form Dress Code

A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students in the Sixth Form.

The dress code for all Sixth Form students is smart business wear:

As role models for the school all students are expected to dress professionally and promote high standards of personal appearance.

Male Students: A suit, shirt and tie with smart shoes.

Female Students: A dress, skirt, full length trousers or cropped trouser suit with smart shoes. You do not need to wear a shirt with your suit, but your top should be smart and conservative. Your skirts should be at least knee length.

All Students: Your suit jacket/blazer should be worn at all times around the school site.

Coats: A plain black outdoor coat. This should not be worn inside the school building. 

Shoes: Shoes should be sensible, smart and clean. No pumps or trainers. No lace up boots. No stiletto heels.