Our commitment to raising aspirations and opening our students’ eyes to the post-18 education and career routes is a high priority for our school and this particular evening very much followed our mind-set.

Y12 students and parents met with a range of outside speakers to learn more about potential progression routes. These included speakers from Keele University, Nottingham Trent University and Cambridge University. Additionally, the excellent higher-level apprenticeship route was covered by Rachael McDowall from Performance Through People.

Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We are rolling out our Raising Aspiration programme to Years 7 and 8 but the steps towards UCAS and post-school life are our bread-and-butter. This evening certainly got the ball-rolling on discussions at home and continues to flag up to Year 12s that their performance this year is critical in forming a successful application at the start of Year 13.”