"Students comment on the privileges of the Sixth Form; they are given more responsibilities both within the prefect system and the Student Voice Forum."

Ofsted 2014

Student Leadership Team

Head Boy

Jonathan Evans

(Strategic Lead of Student Forum)

I’m currently studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths at A-Level. They are all subjects that I enjoyed throughout GCSE, and with no clear idea of my future, they seemed like a solid foundation to build upon. And even though I am enjoying these traditionally academic subjects, I have realised that I really enjoy personal interaction: I organised my work experience in a Michelin star restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed it, and it has opened my eyes up to hospitality/business management.

As far as hobbies and interests go, I enjoy being outdoors. Athletics, kayaking, climbing, cycling and running are all activities I fill my spare time with. I train with a local football club each week, playing in men’s football since I was 16. I also recently refereed a staff v. student match at Desborough. I’m planning to complete my Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award during the next year, and I volunteer with local scout groups each week. This has provided me with skills that I have developed over the years that I have been doing it." 

Head Girl 

Philippa Russell

(Strategic Lead of Student Forum)


I am studying Biology, Music and Drama A levels at Desborough, having done my GCSE’s at Cox Green. Since joining Desborough 6th form, I have made the most of every opportunity offered to me. Last year I was Managing Director of the Young Enterprise Company. We learnt to work as a team, giving us many valuable business skills, producing and marketing our own cookery book.

I play the piano, the flute and I sing. I love musical theatre and any live performance and belong to Stage One Youth Theatre Group. Other hobbies include Scouting and horse riding. Through Scouts I completed my Bronze DofE, volunteering as a Young Leader at Beavers. I am currently a volunteer at Maidenhead Scout Shop.  

In August 2016, I took part in NCS which helped to build my confidence. This summer I gained 4 weeks of work experience with Involved Solutions, an IT Recruitment firm based in Maidenhead, developing my listening and communication skills.

In regards to my future, I am torn between applying to drama school or seeking a business apprenticeship. 




Senior Prefect

Phillip Wells

(Community Links)

Me as a student, that's a tough question. I've been at Desborough now for 7 years and in that time have participated in a range of in school and extra-curricular activities from playing 1st XV rugby at Radley college to running with the Olympic torch out of Windsor Castle in front of the Her Majesty the Queen. These are just a few examples of my outgoing nature, to strive and achieve as a Desborough college student, wanting to become the best I can be.

For anyone who doesn't know me personally, I take Economics, Geography and Design technology at A level with an aim of joining the RAF Aircrew after completing my second year here at Desborough. Being the first ever sixth former to step into the newly created Senior Prefect role provides me with the challenge of setting an example of the senior prefect role with years to come. I would describe myself as a leader and character in the Sixth Form, whether it's in the common room at lunch time or on the rugby field in the evening, presenting myself to as many new students and members of staff as possible, these qualities make me ideal to lead my other fellow prefects and students through these important years in our lives.


Jake Humphries


I am Jake Humphries; I joined Desborough Sixth Form in September 2016 and since then have been taking Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer science as a-levels. Along with my school work I also am a member of MAC running club and partake in 5ks and Parkruns. I am also currently doing my Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. To do this I am helping at a local Scout group, doing my grade 4 in piano and have completed a 10K run.

After school I hope to go to University to study Computer Science and then get a job in that field. If all goes according to plan I hope to get a Job in either software management/ development or go a more theoretical approach and study Quantum Computation. 


Jasmine Anyanwu

(Inclusion & Transitions)

Hi, I'm Jasmine. I'm originally from the States, but have been in the UK for 2 years. I've been studying at Desborough for 2 years studying Chemistry, Maths, Biology, and Psychology in my first year and Biology, Psychology, and Geography in my second year. I will continue with my current subjects in hopes of studying Radiography and Imaging at University. This will bring me one step closer to becoming a Diagnostic Radiographer in the future.

Along with school I work part time as a waitress/ bar tender and study both Italian and Mandarin. I have also won 3 grand national titles for colorguard and like to uphold them by spinning my equipment in hopes of performing one last time in Indianapolis. As one of the prefects I look forward to working alongside the Student Leadership Team, as well as the students and staff, in creating an exceptional student body.  


Timothy Hill

(Sixth Form Centre/Resourcing)

Hi, I'm Tim Hill. I study Computer Science and Geography at Desborough College and Psychology at Newlands Girl School as part of the consortium. I someday aspire to be doing something in IT so want to go to university to study computer science but I also see the value in being a teacher as a career, as teachers are always in demand.

Personally I am really in to football, whether I'm good at it is another thing. I play for Taplow United 3rd team. I am also very much in to my scouting, which is my favourite pass time as there are so many different amazing things I've done, seen and learnt because of it.



Kai Furnell-Brennan

(Mentoring Programmes)

Hi, I’m Kai Furnell-Brennan one of the prefects in our school. I started my Desborough journey six years ago as a spikey haired, fat-headed lad. Not much has changed other than that I’ve grown into my large head, and character building helped a change of hairstyle.

I study Maths, Economics and Psychology, this combination isn’t a bad bunch for me as they coincide with each other and also open up lots of different avenues with regards to possible career paths and further education beyond sixth form. It helps to be interested in the subjects that you have chosen, as it makes the week a whole lot easier when you enjoy what you do.