Sport & Wellbeing
Sixth Form PE options are tailored to meet the demands and interests of those who are taking part. They are fun, invigorating and stress free! The course content is driven by the Sixth Form. The PE Department tries to arrange participation in the activities students enjoy and those they might like to try.
Thursday afternoon is spent at Nuffield Health, Fitness & Wellbeing Centre, where students can join in a spinning class, play badminton and squash and use the gym, swimming pool and sauna.
There are opportunities to participate in extra curricular clubs and activities ranging from gymnastics and fitness to team sports. The netball squad trains regularly and students have the opportunity to represent the school competitively. Our U18 netball team were the league tournament winners last season.
Taking part in sport in the Sixth Form is be a great way to relax and unwind!
Our careers education and PSHE programmes continue into the Sixth Form and through these, students are guided and supported through the UCAS process. Oxbridge applicants are given individualised help and advice for preparing for the interview process and are put in touch with alumnae of these universities.
The Sixth Form has a dedicated Wellbeing and Life Skills programme in which all students participate. We are committed to ensuring that students are prepared for the challenges of adult life.
Areas covered include:
Nutrition for health
Drugs and alcohol education
Sexual health and relationships
Sexual safety and issues around consent at university and when travelling
Organisation & time management
We also have a dedicated counsellor, who provides support to pupils, parents and staff. This may take the form of parent sessions, pupil groups or tutor sessions, one-to-ones or working with particular families where there is a need. It provides support to ensure the mental wellbeing of all those involved in the St Gabriel’s community.
"I was completely overjoyed when I opened my results. My two years in Sixth Form have been the best two years of my life. I cannot thank the school enough for all the support, care and guidance they have given me."