Showing commitment and respect to the school community and beyond are values that we promote strongly at Harrogate Grammar School. To promote this, all Year 12 students are required to complete 30 hours Service over the course of the year. This Service involves students undertaking a voluntary role either in or out of school. The purpose of Service is to give our Sixth Form students responsibility for supporting others, to develop communication skills, to forge a strong sense of community, and to give younger students some visible role models around school. It also develops the time management skills of our Year 12s, as they balance their different commitments and it builds communication and leadership skills that are valued by employers and universities.

In September, Year 12 students select from a range of Service opportunities. Once these have been allocated, students undertake their responsibility on a weekly basis, and log their Service hours.
Some of the opportunities available include:

  • Supporting and mentoring in main school lessons within a chosen subject
  • Subject prefects
  • Peer mentors
  • Reading mentors
  • Diversity Champions
  • LGBTQ+ support
  • Supporting a Year 7 form group
  • Digital Support helpers
  • Learning Support helpers
  • Project Leaders in Science
  • Library Volunteers
  • Charity Champions
  • Lunchtime/breaktime duties
  • Supporting main school extra-curricular clubs and activities
  • Community environmental support