At Quarrydale Academy Sixth Form, we believe that student development goes far beyond the classroom and we are committed to not only challenging students to achieve their potential in their studies, but also to help shape their identity beyond this.

In order to do this, there is a wide range of extra-curricular activities and enrichment opportunities on offer that allow our students to grow holistically and showcase themselves as role models within the school, as well as developing a sense of personal responsibility to the well-being of others both in the local community and beyond. Below are just a few examples the enrichment opportunities our students take part in.

Mentoring and Volunteer Work

Our students regularly support and mentor younger pupils during lesson times and after-school clubs, developing their skills and sharing their knowledge. Students participate in volunteering opportunities, including National Citizen Service, and fund raise annually for local and national charities.

The India Trip

Showing even further dedication to their impact on the wider world, six Post-16 students visit an orphanage in India on what has now become an annual event. Students work with underprivileged children in the school environment and spend a week interacting and engaging with the children and the culture of India. The orphanage and school are run entirely on charitable donations with our students planning and executing extensive fundraising events to support the trip and the work of the orphanage.

The Post 16 Social Committee

The Post 16 Social Committee is run by our students and aims to organise and encourage participation in a wide variety of social events and activities.

All students are given the opportunity to be a member of the committee and it is hoped there is something for everyone within the activities and events the students organise.

Students on the Social Committee also act as student representatives and are available to listen to any concerns, suggestions or feedback from other students in relation to all aspects of Post 16, which they will then meet with staff to discuss at regular intervals.

Current Social Committee strands are as follows:

  • Debate and Current Affairs
  • Charity and Fundraising Events
  • Arts
  • Sports
  • Post 18 Progress- University, Higher Education, Apprenticeships and Employment
  • Social Events- Christmas party, Y13 leaver’s ball, quiz nights, trips, and celebrations.
  • Strictly Q Dancing
  • Pantomime
  • Film Club - Cinema Night
  • Book Club
  • Lower school social events such as Disco, Cinema Night



At Quarrydale Academy we have our own radio station which was set up by our students, for our students. It is based in the Sixth Form area of the school and run by a number of Post 16 students but is contributed to by students across all year groups.

The radio is streamed across school at break and lunch times and features live musical performances, talk shows, interviews with students and staff and topical broadcasts as well as playing a wide variety of music.

Student involvement is always welcome!

The Ambassadors

Here at Quarrydale, we value inclusivity and diversity in all walks of life. A number of our students represent their peers as ambassadors for mental health, LGBTQ+ and anti-bullying. The role of the ambassadors is to raise awareness of issues in relation to particular topics, provide student representatives to voice concerns and issues about these topics and to provide a support network for students within the Academy who may be dealing with any challenges or issues relating to these topics, or who wish to find out more information. The ambassadors regularly organise events to raise funds and awareness for a wide range of causes.

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