Blazing trails: Leadership opportunities

The world needs more women leaders, and in the Sixth Form we do everything we can to give our girls a taste of leadership as they prepare for life after South Hampstead.

Once our girls have found their feet in the Lower Sixth, they’ll have the chance to put themselves forward as a candidate for a range of Head Girl team roles and to take part in hustings, competing for the votes of pupils and staff. The nominated team take on roles such as speaking at events and leading assemblies, garnering pupil feedback, instigating eco-initiatives and organising fundraising and wellness weeks. House Captains play a major role in rallying their teams for a range of fun, competitive events.

Trailblazers are welcomed here: Sixth Formers recently invited Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, and tampon tax campaigner, Laura Coryton, here to speak. And whether it’s by producing your own publication, organising charitable endeavours, volunteering or starting one of our many student-led campaigns, South Hampstead girls love to take the initiative. Sixth Formers launch and lead lunchtime societies, from the student magazine to clubs such as Experimental Science or Robotics, run for younger pupils.

Staff stories

Ms Anouke Bokkerink
English Teacher
Teaching here combines intellectual rigour with endless creativity. The girls’ enthusiasm frequently takes lessons in such interesting and unexpected directions – that’s part of the buzz.
After reading English at Cambridge, Ms Bokkerink became an actress, dramaturg and director and has worked on award-winning plays in the West End.

I value the encouragement to pursue independence and originality.

Sixth Form student