We believe that a child’s education should be enriched through opportunities beyond the classroom. We therefore aim as a school to provide a broad range of activities, visits and opportunities through our extensive programme.
Our educational specialism as a Performing Arts centre provides extensive facilities and opportunities for our children to develop new skills, grow in con dence and, as people, develop qualities in an environment where their talents are nurtured and then celebrated. Be it, learning an instrument, acting in a play, dancing, singing or just being involved in a production as part of a company.
We have links with many regional and national organisations and we will continue to develop these in order to ful l our role as a centre for Performing Arts in the East Riding. We are currently working with The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Youth Music, Phoenix Dance and York Theatre Royal. On a local level we also work in close partnership with Pocklington Arts Centre.
Sports programmes are extensive and the school runs a large range of extra curricular clubs and teams. Pupils are actively encouraged to take part in a sporting activity and to use the facilities, such as the tness suite for instant.
Pupils can take part in Badminton, Basketball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Cricket and Field Games, Gymnastics, Dance and Athletics. Sports competitions and clubs operate during the lunch hour and a variety of clubs run, dependent on season, after school. The department also run trips to elite sports xtures in a range of activities.
In addition, our pupils follow a comprehensive skills and career development programme with their Form tutor to help them prepare for university or a career. In partnership with the community, businesses and universities we offer an award winning programme.
Pupils also follow the Skills for Life programme, that aims to broaden their education beyond the purely academic to provide opportunities for pupils to develop leadership, communication, organisational and other skills deemed important by employers and universities.
We believe it is important for our pupils to develop experience as leaders of the school and to take on additional responsibilities within the community to develop their confidence and skills. Our council and prefect system provides such an opportunity, to lead whole school change and to be an active member of the community.
Our Sixth Form students act as Prefects around the school, performing additional duties including mentoring. They act as leaders of the school and as role models for our younger children.
Our DofE programme is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time, you’ll gather friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.