The Waconian Programme

With the world rapidly changing, there is an increasing emphasis on the need to have desirable competencies. A well-rounded, 360-degree education that balances academics with real-world skills will empower pupils to build the confidence and capabilities they need for the future.


The Waconian Programme is designed to provide our young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage the world around them, during their time at school and beyond.

There are five component parts: Health, Citizenship, Study Skills, Future Self (formerly Careers) and Relationships. They are delivered in dedicated Waconian Programme lessons, Form Time and Assemblies. Topics covered will include Mental Health, Gender and Sexuality, Risk Taking Behaviour, Future Self, Digital Safety, Radicalisation, Financial Awareness and Citizenship. Assemblies, visiting speakers and Form Time will further reinforce and complement this material and pupils will be afforded the opportunity to use some Form Time for self-reflection and to build up their Waconian Programme log as they journey through the School.

To find out more you can view the Waconian Programme handbook for 2023 – 2024 here.