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The Journey

The journey to making Post-16 decisions starts as early as year 9, with a November Careers evening at the school, providing an opportunity for both parents and pupils to come in and get the conversation started. 

At this Careers Evening Post-16 providers are invited, and ex-pupils also come back to share their experiences. 

This is also a good opportunity for parents to meet Polly, our transition co-ordinator. 

In year 9 pupils take part in our Aspire programme where pupils participate in workshops learning about the public and armed services, digital media, animal management and more.

Years 10-11 pupils get the opportunity to do Work Experience organised by our dedicated work experience co-ordinator, and in Year 11 pupils are supported in attending Friday morning taster classes at a number of the local colleges (organised by the school).

As pupils reach year 11 it is time to start thinking about applying for courses and opportunities. Prior to this it is recommended that pupils attend any of the post-16 provisions open day/evening events. 

Currently, we have pupils attending a range of post-16 provisions across the county. They study a number of different subjects including motor mechanics, public services, hair and beauty, foundation courses, work-ready skills and more.