The Sixth Form offers participation in school life outside the classroom and in the wider community through social functions, providing the opportunity to take on various responsibilities and also by developing leadership potential. We encourage students to broaden their educational studies, experience higher education and explore a variety of careers by organising various trips and taster courses throughout the year.
Each year the Year 13’s put together a welcome party for the new Year 12 students at lunch time. This is an opportunity for students to relax and integrate as a whole Sixth Form. There is food, music and a whole host of activates for students to get involved in. It is a great event to kick of the new academic year.
Each Year we raise huge amounts of money and awareness on our Macmillan coffee morning. Our students do not disappoint when a cake is involved! Our budding bakers love to get involved in a friendly bake off amongst each other donations.
In late November the Sixth Form kick off the festive season a little early with the Sixth Form Christmas meal at Frien Manor. Over 300 students and members of staff prepared themselves for a sparkling and exciting night with fantastic food, 5 star service and a DJ for the students to dance the night away. It is always the perfect way to begin the festive season.
Sixth Form Revue
It isn't Christmas at Mayflower until the Sixth Form Revue! A Christmas show that the Sixth Form perform to the whole school on the penultimate day of term. Each year the teachers bravely give permission for the Sixth Form students to write a show and allow the students to play them on stage. Teachers have to be careful of any catch phrases they may have, as you can guarantee they will pop up in the show! It is a huge Mayflower tradition and the teachers are always a good sport!
The students in Year 7- Year 10 really enjoy the show each year and can't wait to get to Sixth Form so they can join in!
On Red Nose Day the students go all out in fancy dress, raise a huge amount of money for each year.
It is a great atmosphere in Sixth Form, the students love to get involved and are not afraid to laugh at themselves in aid of comic relief!
Mind Body Teen
Each year, we run a big event that focuses on good mental health, we welcome Mind Body Teen to Mayflower with all local partners, showcasing local events and organisations that students can access to help them keep their mental health strong.
Students intending on going to university are invited to the UCAS Fair at Essex University. Students have the opportunity to see what a lecture hall feels like to learn in, all universities are represented there; students have the chance to speak to a representative of that university. This is a very enjoyable and informative day.
Year 13 Leavers' Prom
To mark the end of two years study the students and staff gather for one last time at Stockbrook Manor for a glittering evening of drinks and canapes reception, a three course meal and much entertainment. It is truly a magical evening for staff and students and a fantastic way to send the students off to their next stage.
Year 12 Thorpe Park Trip
To reward Year 12 for their hard work over the first year, the Sixth Form take the whole of Year 12 to Thorpe Park for the day. This is an opportunity for all students to enjoy some well-earned relaxation time with their friends.