Retford Post 16 Centre provides an enrichment programme which develops the mind, body and soul. We want you to leave the centre as well-rounded adults equipped with a range of life skills and coping strategies for the pressures of adult life.

Growth Mindset is an ethos running through our pastoral system and is core to our individualised programme, offering both challenge and personal development.

Not only do universities seek to recruit students with a wide range of interests and experiences, they are looking for CVs and personal statements built with sophistication and confidence. We work to develop these skills by allocating specific time to personal development. We ensure that each student can access activities which enrich the whole self, including (but not limited to):

  • a vast array of sporting activities
  • use of the adjacent leisure centre, equipped with a host of outstanding facilities
  • peer-mentoring at base and feeder primary schools
  • participation in the innovative Take 5 resilience breathing programme
  • board games challenge group
  • book club
  • first aid courses
  • music lessons
  • group collusion space
  • drama society
  • dance group
  • centre news team
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • work experience
  • fundraising group