Helping your child make the correct choices at 14 and 16 is very important and we place great emphasis on equipping pupils with the skills to make an informed decision. Allowing pupils to reflect on their past achievements and learning preferences will allow them to choose the right subject areas with the correct assessment methods to allow them to succeed.
There are many different pathways that can be chosen and it is important that parents, pupils and the school work together to ensure pupils understand the differences between them and to make a choice as to what is right for them. The school organises a variety of different events during the school year to help inform decision making at the two key times whilst your child is with us. These include:
- Year 11 Post 16 Parents Information Evening (September/October)
- Years 8-11 Careers Convention (October)
- Year 11 Taster Day at Cirencester College (November)
- Year 9 Key Stage 4 Options Evening (January)
We work in partnership with a Careers Advisor who provides impartial advice and guidance to pupils in school and there is a wealth of information and links on the Futures & Choices area of iDeer.
Local Colleges and Sixth Forms
- Balcarras 6th Form
- Bournside Sixth Form
- Cirencester College
- Farmor’s Sixth Form
- Gloucestershire College
- Hartpury College
- Malmesbury Sixth Form
- Marling Sixth Form
- New Swindon College
- Pate’s Sixth Form
- South Glos and Stroud College
- Stroud High Sixth Form
- Swindon College
Post 16 Transport
No student aged over the age of 16 years receives free transport to their school/college, although the County Council does offer transport assistance to those students who are entitled and who have made the contribution to the cost of provision. There are some special circumstances - for full details please go to www.gloucestershire.gov.uk.