Post 16 Options

Looking ahead

Through the Academy’s Careers Programme students are encouraged to think about their future and their Post 16 options early on.  Young people are required to stay in education or training until they are 18 years old, this usually means continuing with education at college or sixth form or undertaking an apprenticeship.  At the Academy we ensure that our students are well supported for their next steps by providing them with the careers guidance and information needed to make informed decision on their future.

Post-16 Providers locally

In line with our Careers Policy and Provider Access Legislation Agreement, students discover the range of opportunities available to them when the leave the Academy.  Year 11 students receive presentations from our local feeder Colleges and Sixth Forms, during Assembly time, where they get to find out about different pathways, facilities and open days. 

In 2023-24, we were visited by:

Local Post-16 Open Day Events

Information on open events for all institutions is given to students at the beginning of the Autumn term so that they can forward plan and apply early on in the application cycle.


Students interested in going onto an apprenticeship are encouraged to look for opportunities on the ‘find an apprenticeship’ website and to contact employers to arrange their own.  Year 11 students have an Apprenticeship Assembly and workshop in January run by The Aim Group, who deliver the Governments ‘ASK Programme’.  We also offer workshops during National Apprenticeship Week for students to find out about opportunities at different organisations and training providers.

Career Guidance Interviews

Guidance interviews and application support for Year 11 students are available on request. Parents are welcome to meet with our Careers Adviser should they wish to discuss their child’s next steps. Please email Miss Boreham to make arrangements.

Student Destinations – Leavers 2023

Last academic year students that left the academy went onto the following destinations:

  • Full time education at college or sixth form  87%
  • Apprenticeships                                               6%
  • Employment with training                               3%
  • Employment without training                         2%