We take the views of our students very seriously and regularly meet with focus groups to seek their views and use these to refine the academic and pastoral support we offer.
All Sixth Form students are encouraged to be actively involved in the life of the School, to actively contribute towards its smooth running and to be positive role models for the younger students. Our School Head Boy and Head Girl, who frequently represent the School at external events, are elected from the Sixth Form student body. Some Sixth Form students have been trained as Peer Mentors and are available to provide support and advice to younger pupils who do not yet feel confident enough to approach a member of staff with their concerns.
Here are a few comments about the Sixth Form experience at Great Barr School:
“I have really enjoyed getting to to know people.There is a wide diversity of students ”
“The independance we are given at Sixth form is helpful,so we develop our own futures and not developed for us.”
“Great Barr has created opportunities for me in a friendly environment, where students and teachers work side by side, allowing you to reach your future goal.”
“The quality of the education given is to a high standard.Also Great Barr students are really friendly and there's a great community spirit,so I believe it would be an environment I would thrive in.”