'Leaders ensure that pupils are given good-quality advice regarding their future careers. The school employs a careers adviser who is highly respected and valued by pupils. As a result, pupils receive sound advice about a range of careers. Retention is high. Leaders say that the focus on careers education has helped support the school’s drive in raising aspirations.'

Ofsted 2018

Nationally accredited by the Quality in Careers Standard as fully meeting all the accreditation criteria incorporating the Gatsby Benchmarks

As part of the academy's commitment to providing outstanding and impartial careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG) to all students, we employ a full-time CIAG Manager, Mrs Allen, who supports all students from Year 7 to Year 13 regarding their choices in preparation for their future.

We are proud that our programme prepares our students for their next steps as follow the vision outline below:

What do we want students to leave with? Experiences Self Worth Career Management Skills
What do we mean? Competitions
World of work
Strength recognition
Skill Recognition
Understand LMI
See the big picture
How do we do this? Higher Horizons
Career Ready
Mock interviews
Rotary competitions
Peer Mentoring
Extra curricular activities
Super Curricular activities
One to one CEIAG
Character Education
PHSE curriculum
One to one CEIAG
Employer input
HE and FE input
Gatsby Benchmarks 1,2,3,5,6, 1,2,3,5,6,7,8 1,2,3,5,6,7,8  
CDI Framework learning area Explore possibilities Grow Throughout life
Balance Life and work
Manage career
Explore possibilities
See the big picture

Mrs H Allen is available four days per week (Monday-Thursday) based in F3 (Lower School). To contact her, email


Please follow the links below or on the left-hand side of this page for specific information relating to careers:

Staff and stakeholders with a responsibility for Careers:

J Simpson- Deputy Headteacher

H Allen – Careers Lead and Careers RPA and IAG Manager

N Westwood – Link Governor for Careers Education

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Annual Review

At the start of each academic year, as part of our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) work, we review the events and programme of the previous twelve months, which forms the basis of our CEIAG Annual Review document. Follow the link below to read more.

CEIAG Annual Review 2016/17

CEIAG Annual Review 2015/16