We are proud of our commitment to the personal development of all our Sixth Formers. Over the last few years we have worked hard to build up superb enrichment opportunities which provide a balance to the constant academic pressure of modern Sixth Form life.
The Sixth Form Retreat to Soli at Alton
The Sixth Form residential retreat to Soli at Alton is truly one of the high points of any Hagley Sixth Former’s experience. Alton Castle is the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s retreat centre for young people in Staffordshire. The Sixth Form Retreat is open to all members of Year 12. There is nothing like getting away from school but a Sixth Form retreat is more than an activity weekend or a school holiday trip. It’s a chance to step out of the treadmill of daily life and gain a few moments for real spiritual reflection and recreation. The retreat is not run by teachers but by the Soli staff who are gap year students, very sensitive to young people’s needs and who know how to help you to get to know each other and also yourself.
The retreat commences at the start of the day on a Tuesday and finishes at lunchtime that Friday. The Soli at Alton Retreat takes place at the end of the academic year in June.
The Pilgrimage to Lourdes
A life-changing opportunity to work with the infirm and elderly on a week-long trip to France.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
A world class youth award scheme, famous for its expedition as well as for its volunteering. We currently offer Silver and Gold programmes in the Sixth Form.
A highly rewarding ten session introduction to photography from a very successful professional photographer.
A full day course providing a qualification in Essential and Basic First Aid delivered and accredited by St John Ambulance.
Lessons from Auschwitz
An amazing opportunity to travel for a day to Auschwitz and then to teach others about the Holocaust.
Peer Listening Scheme
We are particularly proud of our anti-bullying support provided by Sixth Formers for younger pupils through our innovative Peer Listening Scheme.
Find it difficult to open a tin of beans? Learn a few cookery basics from our very own in house chef. Sign up and be the envy of your friends at university!
How to be a Culture Vulture in the 21st Century
Interested in classic modern films, fancy taking time out to explore some of the avant garde art galleries in London, or do you just generally enjoy discussing about how modern life is represented? Then make sure you participate in this brilliant group that runs fortnightly.