Student Leadership

Our Sixth Form is led by our Sixth Form President and Vice-President. They chair both the Sixth Form Council and whole school Student Council.

"I chose to take up TA work in the History department, because I felt that it would enable me to develop my skills with younger students, engage with the lower school further, and allow me to gain a better understanding of historical periods taught to lower years. The process has been very rewarding, as I have been able to develop links with Year 7 and 11 classes, help them understand the work, and for the year 11s, revise the content for their GCSE exams." Toby Shirazian, Year 13 

Sixth Form Prefects

In Year 13 many students go on to become Sixth Form Prefects. The prefect team lead many school activities, helping with lessons and clubs, or mentor younger pupils who need support. This allows them to give something back whilst developing self-confidence and communications skills.


Sheldon Sixth Form has a strong track record of leading charity events across the school. Twice a year students don fancy dress to raise some cash, and there are lots of other events too. ‘Sheldon does Strictly’ is a key event in the spring of either Year 12 or Year 13 when the Sixth Form take on the staff – and usually wins. Other large fundraisers happen when there is not a ‘Strictly’ allowing students to showcase their musical talents. The Charity Committee leads on these events, and the Charity Committee Chair is a key student in the school.

External Applicants Mentoring Team

Each year approximately 40 students join our Sixth Form from other schools. A team of Year 13 students volunteer to act as mentors to these new students to help them settle in. The team is almost always led by a student who was an external applicant themselves the previous year.