Information for Parents to support your child

Year 11 Planning Ahead 2020-2021 – We encourage all students to apply for a college placement by Christmas even if they are thinking of an Apprenticeship as a back up option. This leaflet has lots of useful links


Amazing Apprenticeships August 2020 Parent and Carers Pack – In the September issue we look at preparing for a new school year, T Levels, Careers in Coding, supporting disabled individuals to access apprenticeships, Life as a Healthcare apprentice, Apprenticeships with Travis Perkins and much more

University Information

Guide to University Student Finance

The Uni Guide – this can be used to help Year 8’s think of option subjects as well as Year 11 for College/Apprenticeship options (A Level or BTEC?)

Careers Fair September 2020

Unfortunately due to the current restrictions in place we are not able to hold our annual Careers Fair for Year 10 and 11 students and parents. Please find below two presentations for Colleges and Apprenticeships to help guide you through the options available to your child as they look ahead to their Next Steps and beginning planning for their future. Your child will be shown these presentations during their AF lessons in the coming weeks.

Colleges are preparing for ‘Open Events’ however, again because of the restrictions in place these may go to virtual events, please check college websites. I will update you as soon as I have confirmation of how events are going to be arranged in the near future. I am sure visits to colleges will be made available as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please encourage your child in Year 11 to apply for college courses that they are interested in

College prospectuses are available online, as soon as I receive the hard copies I will hand these out to Year 11’s

Next Steps – Colleges

Next Steps – Apprenticeships

T Levels Explained

Click here the access short video clips and webinars to explain about T Levels and how they may best suit your child for future options