Parents and carers
A. The official school leaving date is the last Friday of June of the school year in which they turn 16.
Also, did you know that the government has increased the age that students must continue in learning?
This means that Year 11 students must be in some form of learning until they are 18 years old.
This doesn’t mean they have to stay on their school or go to a college; they can choose from the following:
- Full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider.
- Full-time work (including working in a family business) or volunteering combined with part-time education/training.
- An apprenticeship.
For more information go to the government website.
A. Young people have a wide range of choices available to them and we have produced these web pages to support you to help your daughter or son to make an informed decision.
There are 13 sections that focus on key questions and answers and you will also find links to useful websites, videos and other sources of information and help.
Please click here to check out any the following 13 sections
- Need careers advice?
- Year 8 options
- Options after Year 11
- Post-18 options
- Apprenticeships and traineeships
- Further education
- Jobs and voluntary work
- University applications
- Student finance
- Career ideas
- Parents and carers
- Useful websites and information
- Careers entitlements
Additionally, The Careers Writers Association has developed a website aimed at parents and carers that you may find helpful.
If you have any questions or wish to provide feedback on the school’s careers provision please contact the school’s Careers Leader, Mr Silgram.
Mr Silgram can be contacted by telephone on 0121 566 6444, extension 27035, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org