Planning Your Future

We are committed to supporting all our students as they work through important decisions about life after school. We ensure that all of our students are supported in reaching the next stage in their journey wherever it may take them.
In 2019 we were extremely proud to send our students onto a variety of future academic and career pathways.

Higher Education 74%
Russell Group University 35%
Non Russell Group University 58%
College/Further Education 7%
Employment/Apprenticeship 18%
Gap Year 8%

Career Support

We have a dedicated careers team (including a full-time careers officer in school) who are available at all times to help and support our students with progression and next steps guidance.

As well as regular drop-in sessions, all students have at least one formal careers interview with those students opting to follow the work experience pathway as part of their programme of study receiving additional support.

We have developed a full careers programme to ensure that all students, no matter what their future aspirations, are fully prepared for the next steps in their life. In particular, we offer bespoke and expert guidance and support from the start of Year 12 for students wanting to follow the UCAS application process, including access to the online UniFrog system, close links with a variety of universities (both local and further afield), trips to higher education and careers fairs, immersion days at a variety of higher education providers (including Cambridge University) and a specific package of support for those applying for Oxbridge or for other ‘early application’ subjects (such as Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry).

Career Excellence Programme

Our programme aims to help sixth form students who have a clear idea of the direction they would like to follow for their career, especially when considering a future in Medical Science, STEM, Education, Law, Business and Computing or PR and Marketing.

As part of this programme we work with some leading industry partners to provide our candidates with a unique opportunity to gain support, experience and links to industry. Some of our current partners include Morrisons, Microsoft, the University of Leeds and the Stephenson Group Limited.