Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion, and you have to inspire those around you with your actions.

Our Sixth Formers play an integral role in establishing an ethos unique to Rydal Penrhos School.

While a selected team of Senior Prefects contribute to the smooth running of the school day, all Sixth Form pupils are expected to lead younger pupils and set the standard in terms of conduct and dress.

Sixth Form Committees

The Sixth Form not only offers incredible breadth of study, it also provides pupils with a varied and exciting social calendar, largely coordinated by the pupils themselves.

The Sixth Form Social Committee organises events such as dances (leavers’ ball), parties (Halloween, Valentine’s) and BBQs, while the Sixth Form Charity Committee is in charge of charity fundraising events throughout the year.

The Eco Committee raises awareness of various local and international campaigns and the International Committee enjoys welcoming pupils from abroad and ensuring smooth integration into our school community through various ventures.

The Sixth Form Council is a further opportunity for our pupils to take the lead, offering feedback on their experience in the Sixth Form and raising ideas for implementation.

Peer Mentoring

The Peer Mentoring Programme at Rydal Penrhos helps pupils to learn how to support each other by offering a listening ear. Volunteers from Year 11 and above attend an eight-week training course in which they learn basic counselling and mentoring skills, giving them the ability to:

  • act as a support to younger pupils
  • provide support and encouragement for these pupils
  • help their mentee to explore ways to move forward for themselves

Mentors also benefit from training by:

  • Improving communication and personal skills
  • increasing confidence and motivation
  • understanding how to offer empathy without taking sides
  • benefiting from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth
  • developing leadership skills

All Year 7 & 8 pupils are assigned a peer mentor who will help them to settle in, make progress and to achieve their full potential within school life. Mentors are supported by two trained mentoring teachers, Mrs Richardson and Mrs Cashell, and there are regular meetings throughout the year.