As part of National Apprenticeship Week we welcomed into school a string of visitors – including the National Apprenticeship Bus – who came in to meet with students and to talk them through the benefits and options available for those keen to pursue an apprenticeship.

Our school has seen a wide range of successful students thrive in post-16 and post-18 apprenticeships in areas as diverse as child care, policing, accountancy and public relations.

Elsewhere, we regularly have Ask Apprenticeships in school to talk with students and parents and we provide 1-to-1 support throughout the application process.

Helen Barratt, Assistant Headteacher and Careers Leader, said: “There is no doubt that the apprenticeship route is a fantastic one whether it be for initial school leavers or those seeking degree-level professional qualifications. We are always excited to support our students to success and to share their achievements with others where they act as a motivation.”