Broadening Horizons & Raising Aspirations

Broadening Horizons & Raising Aspirations

Our sixth formers explain how boarding helped them to aim high!

“I was exposed to another style of life which was so different to my home environment. When I saw what other students 'had' I was motivated to work hard and to give myself a prosperous and stable future. I am going to study history at Bristol and then hoping to do a law conversion. My School has contacts in law and I have an internship with a law firm next summer"

“Boarding school is full of students from different communities which expanded my friendship groups as I met people from all around the world. A lot of students can speak at least two languages. “I am hoping to do a degree in education and may consider combining it with learning a language at either UCL, Southampton or Brighton I hope to travel around Asia one day."

“I loved being part of the sport teams, especially hockey which I hope to continue when I go to university."

“I went on various Duke of Edinburgh trips and also went to Germany and Paris. The benefit of boarding as the wide range of sporting activities on offer and had access to sports I had never played before such as hockey, rounder's and netball."

“I left school at 16 years and went to work in a construction company. I want to keep working and build up funds and then eventually run my own company where I can subcontract work and employ my own laborers. At first it was very different being surrounded by students from high profile backgrounds, I was an 'Essex Boy' and felt very different. However, being with people from different backgrounds made me realise I wanted to aim high and it also improved my articulation!" Marc abandoned by mother, living with father with ill health.