Meet our Students
Future Ted Talk Fellow, Tabitha hopes to share her ideas and engage with an audience on whether Maths was invented of discovered.
Tabitha has an insatiable appetite for learning; from attending the MEP trip to China and undertaking the HSK Qualification to completing work experience at Cisco and studying maths at Eton Summer School. Tabitha demonstrates her potential to positively affect those around her throughout her mentoring roles at Sixth Form where she volunteers in the music department to share her interests and skills with younger peers, and tutors Year 11 ahead of their exams.
Chantelle is every inch a Gumley girl, with her hard-working, ambitious and compassionate attitude.
She loves to give back to her school community whilst also developing leadership skills through her learning champion role. Here, she works with younger students to support teaching and learning in both biology and English.
It doesn’t stop there. Chantelle immerses herself in other activities outside the classroom too, including the Duke of Edinburgh Award, drama club, playing piano as well as volunteering at an elderly home and mental health charity.
RachelConquering more than the world
Having embarked on the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Rachel wants to travel the world and maybe even to the moon one day!
Her love for new experiences, global exploration and diplomacy will aid her ambition to represent and protect the nations interests as an International Diplomat in the future.
Rachel’s time at Gumley has been filled with enriching experiences that have challenged her academically and developed her personally. From attending Eton Summer School, the Women of the World and Sir Alf Dub’s Conferences and the Spanish Embassy trip to being part of the Jack Petchey Achiever’s Network and Sixth Form Leadership Team, she feels Gumley has helped to strengthen her personal statement, university application and CV, ensuring she stands out.
EleanorEmelia, Ruth, Malala... Eleanor
One day Eleanor will join the list of notable women who have been pivotal in advancing female equality.
A keen historian, Eleanor looks up to many of the remarkable women throughout history who have stood up for equal rights. She acknowledges Gumley for boosting her confidence, allowing her to express her opinions and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.
Eleanor hopes to use these skills as she ventures to become a public speaker, engaging audiences with her own stories of change and justice.
OliviaVeterinary on a huge scale
Since Olivia was six years old she wanted to be a vet and hopes to one day take this role further by saving the lives of animals on safari.
Always ready to embrace new challenges, Olivia attended the competitive NASA Mission Discovery Programme at King’s College London, undertook the Duke of Edinburgh Award and has had a number of crucial roles in school productions and a number of sports and drama clubs.
Oliva is a wonderful advocate of the Gumley Girl way and lives the school values to the fullest. Throughout her school life, Olivia has taken on leadership responsibilities which ultimately concluded with her role as Head Girl, where she continually bought about positive change.
GodfredOn a quest of discovery
Contributing to the discovery or development of something that can make a difference in people’s lives or a change in the world is what Godfred aspires to do as a research microbiologist.
The strong community atmosphere created by Gumley helped Godfred and other external students integrate easily. Whilst studying BTEC Applied Science and A Level Psychology, he has taken up a number of opportunities on The Sixth’s university and enrichment pathways. Highlights have been gaining a place on the GlaxoSmithKline Insight Programme, being part of the Senior Leadership Team and teambuilding on Curriculum Extension Days.
Godfred believes staff continuously challenge and support you, guide you in building your unique character and help you to deepen your academic passions.
“I’ve been so enriched at Gumley that I can confidently say that this was the right choice for me.”
AliceStriving for political change
Continuing her studies here at Gumley was the obvious option for Alice. Following impressive GCSE results, she has returned as a Gumley Scholar where she is challenging herself by undertaking the EPQ and receiving support with her application to Cambridge University. Alice loves that the scholars’ programme is not just focused on her studies; she is able to widen her interests through bespoke experiences such as live stream lectures with the London School of Economics on climate change.
Beyond her History, Politics and English A Level studies, the enrichment opportunities at The Sixth are supporting Alice with her career aspiration of becoming a political journalist. A particular highlight so far has been attending the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Annual Session to hear from world leaders on a number of political issues.
It’s not all about academic study for Alice. Through The Sixth’s service opportunities, she is keeping up her passion for drama by co-directing the Shakespeare Festival.