"My first impressions of sixth form are good so far. I really like how small the classes are as I feel like I can benefit more from this in my lessons and get good feedback. The great food is also a bonus." - Connor Griffiths
"MENTORING IS A BRAIN TO PICK, AN EAR TO LISTEN AND A PUSH IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION."
Monday and Friday mornings for Year 7 pupils have been slightly different this half term as sixth formers have permanently stepped into progress groups in order to help younger students with key aspects of their life at high school. Many members of Year 12 and 13 have been assisting those in the younger years with numeracy, literacy and even reading, in the hope that they can inspire them to succeed in their lessons as well as help to break the awkward boundaries between the young and the old at school! This mentoring scheme has benefitted us sixth formers too though: many have been able to add this to the list of personal statement mentions and even include it as part of volunteering for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award - it's a win for all!
YEAR 6 OPEN EVENING 2016
Whilst the corridors of the school were bustling with fresh-faced Year 6 pupils eager to embark on their next chapter at secondary school in the next academic year, our new Head Girl and Head Boy (Grace Houghton and Kai Smith pictured below) took the opportunity to talk to parents about their time here at Ormskirk School. Performing their speeches, they shared advice, aspirations and general information with the audience, who were keen to listen to the student's perspectives of life at Ormskirk School.