Academia is not the sole function of Mount House nor the sole facet. Students are encouraged to engage in the school’s life through assemblies. We promote opportunities for students to contribute to the school and wider communities through fund-raising activities, helping younger pupils and organising inter-house events.
As role models within our community Sixth Formers are Guardian Angels, and throughout their Lower Sixth Year mentor one or two pupils in Year 7. Those studying English Literature become Book Buddies and help lower years with their reading and literacy skills, at the same time improving their own.
All Lower Sixth students have one Teaching Assistant period a week, where they are in lessons of their choosing helping pupils with academic progression in an area in which they already have expertise. The Sixth Form students also assist at weekly subject clinics, helping the teaching staff with pupils who seek extra assistance with lessons or homework.
There is a wide and varied programme of lunch time and after school co-curricular activities and all students will do two of these each week. Sixth Form students are expected to play a leading role in the organisation of inter-house events and to encourage the full participation of younger pupils.
All Lower Sixth students participate in our pioneering strategy course “Growing Foxes”. This helps them put their aspirations into a global perspective, to plan for their futures in the 21st Century and, as they move through the year, to work towards the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The EPQ helps students gain invaluable skills such as time management and critical thinking – essential for those destined for higher education. Five enrichment days, during which students engage in a variety of activities, complement the rest of the social activities.