Our ‘Think Ahead’ programme is designed to prepare students to progress.

We offer a specialist enrichment programme that helps our students develop skills and attributes that will support them as they move on to university or employment. As leaders and role models within the academy, our students are also offered ‘leadership’ positions, providing them with the opportunity to actively take ownership of their role and make a difference in a variety of settings.

We want to offer our students a more substantial experience and help them develop the life skills that will contribute to their character and who they are as a person, as well as achieving a successful academic profile.  This is the foundations for our Enrichment and Leadership Programme.

Our students have successfully taken up opportunities with a wide range of organisations and we will actively support them achieve their objectives.

Opportunities include:

  • First Aid Training
  • British Sign Language
  • NHS work experience
  • Young Enterprise
  • Counselling Skills course
  • Art Therapy course
  • Child Psychology course
  • Volunteering for Calderdale Council
  • Volunteering at Piece Hall
  • Cooking Skills
  • Covea Insurance (Work Experience and Business Development Workshops)
  • Mentoring
  • Lesson Support
  • Primary School Support
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • National Citizen Service (NCS)
  • Student Editors
  • English Society
  • Culture and Religion Society
  • Performing Arts Events Team
  • International Citizenship Scheme (ICS)
  • HE + work experience