Opportunities beyond the classroom

Sixth Form


Multiple opportunities for student leadership allows students to develop their own ideas and support others and in doing so to understand that their voice matters. They develop genuine empathy.

Our careers lunchtime talks programme gives students the opportunity to gain insight into a wide range of possible futures.

Our SIX+ lecture programme affords the opportunity to hear from wide-ranging experts in their field; one week you may be hearing about antibiotics in nature and the following week, about multilateral negotiation at the UN.

Clubs and activities

There are numerous clubs for the Sixth Form to join. Many of our Sixth Formers also run their own clubs. In 2021 a Sixth Former wrote and directed ‘The History Girls’ with younger pupils in the cast. Our Music Captain runs multiple music groups and many pupils help with sports clubs and Prep School activities.


Sport is a compulsory part of the Sixth Form curriculum, with a double Games lesson every Tuesday afternoon.

Pupils can follow either of the two pathways:

1. Competitive sport to represent the school (Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Rowing)
2. Recreational sport, e.g. badminton, aerobics/yoga, fitness, football, swimming, tennis
There is also the opportunity to gain the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

Pupils have the opportunity to attend our swimming squad sessions after school, which are run by coaches from our partnership club Norwich Swan. Keen riders can also represent the school Equestrian team in show jumping, dressage or cross country events.

We encourage Sixth Form pupils to take up leadership roles in sport, whether it’s becoming a House Captain, volunteering to assist at a sports club or in a Prep PE lesson. All pupils have the opportunity to gain the Tennis Leaders Award and assist with the infants weekly after school tennis session.

As well as local fixtures, we also compete in county and regional competitions, as well as at GDST sports events (sports such as hockey, netball, dance, swimming and cross country).

Talented performers have the opportunity to be chosen for the prestigious GDST Select teams. These representative teams are made up of the best performers across all 25 schools in hockey, netball, cricket and football.

We are delighted to work in partnership with many local clubs to ensure all pupils have a variety opportunities to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle when they leave Norwich High. Our partnerships include Norwich Swan Swimming Club, Norwich Canoe Club, Swardeston Cricket Club and Norwich Dragons Hockey Club.

Girls’ Day School Trust

There are also opportunities to take part in GDST groups such as the GDST student council or ecological society working with representatives across the network. A recent development by the GDST is their LEAD programme which gives students the opportunity to set up and run a social enterprise whilst developing their understanding of what it takes to be a good leader. The LEAD programme is supported by and accredited by the London School of Economics ‘Generate’ team.

Visit the GDST

“Being part of Norwich High, as well as the wider GDST community, gives a warm sense of belonging and support which is uncommon for many other schools, and allows for personal development and growth in an extremely welcoming and friendly atmosphere.”

Sixth Form Student


The annual Sixth Form Amsterdam cultural trip offers the opportunity to visit a plethora of different arts, science and history museums alongside trips to a large waterpark, a canal cruise and an excursion to visit a traditional dutch village.

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