Pupils have the opportunity to gain leadership roles and experience in a multitude of ways throughout the school.
In Junior House a small group of Year 8s is appointed as Prefects and there are two Head Prefects. These pupils work alongside the house staff to ensure the smooth running of the house and the wellbeing of all Junior pupils.
In all years, pupils are appointed as captains in sport, and leaders in music and drama; pupils can lead academic societies or co-curricular activities with staff sponsorship. Each year group has a council which meets regularly, and all Houses also have councils which include representatives from each year group. Every pupil in the College is a member of a House Deanery, a group of pupils from every year group in the House, which is led by a student Dean. Deaneries play a key part in House life and the development and formation of pupils.
The CCF is a superb leadership trainer, with student leadership at the heart of its programme, and an extremely challenging annual competition to select the Cadet Senior Under Officer.
In the older years, pupils are invited to apply to be a Wellbeing Mentor with roles in promoting anti-bullying and good mental health. They are given specialist training and work together with the Assistant Head: Pastoral and Behaviour to provide peer support in their houses and year groups.
Towards the end of Year 12, over 50 students are selected to be Probationary Monitors. They undergo training which includes the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3 qualification. After this gruelling process, two Heads and two Deputy Heads of School are selected, plus a Head and Deputy Head of each boarding house, a Chaplaincy Monitor, two Sport Monitors, and Sixth Form Monitors for Junior House. They take up these roles after the summer half-term.
In addition, there are other key roles which require leadership such as Eucharistic Ministers, the Head of Schola, Head of Green Room and Lectio leaders.
The Monitors meet weekly with the Senior Leadership Team and work closely with them on helping run the school.