Extra Curriculum

First Aid, Coffee Morning

Every year we offer First Aid courses which are delivered by St John Ambulance or Train Aid and cover basic or essential first aid.

These certified courses give students an insight into the primary survey, CPR and how to deal with casualties. The courses are usually delivered after school for 3 hours and are a combination of theory and practical.


Every year in September to coincide with the national Macmillan Coffee Morning, we at Holy Family Sixth organise our own morning with students baking and supporting this fantastic cause.

Over the last three years, we have continued to raise over £200 per morning.

Sign Language Courses

In Spring 2018 15 students successfully completed a sign language course over a term which saw them learn key things such as greetings, everyday sayings, family and food information to be able to have a conversation.

Throughout the year we have a variety of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities available to support students with their applications to Universities or to further develop their skills towards achieving their aspirations.

Extra Curricular

National Citizen Service – NCS come in and speak to our students about the holiday schemes that are available.
Buddying – Sixth form students can get involved with lower school students in a variety of lessons such as leading warm-ups in PE lessons, being a reading buddy in English or supporting Science experiments.


A number of faculties have educational trips to enhance and compliment students A level study as well as revision sessions and other opportunities. These have included;
Geography trip to Iceland
Psychology trip to Auschwitz
Sociology trip to Lancaster Prison

University Links

University Links – we have a number of links with local universities who support our students. These have included;
University of Leeds – They have a Reach for Excellence programme and come and speak to our students early in year 12.
Leeds Beckett University – linked to The Progression Module who come in and interview all of year 12 to help them consider their future choices.
Bradford University – Offer support and guidance on results day.
Working with Charities – At Holy Family Sixth we are aware of the impact that we can have when supporting those who are less fortunate and we aim to try and make a small difference by supporting charities with things such as the Reverse Advent Calendar.
Also, at the start of the academic year, each form will nominate a chosen charity and organise an event to raise funds for their charity.