Information for Parents and Carers

At Northgate High School we are committed to working with you to ensure that your son or daughter is able to make confident decisions about their options, at the end of Year 11 and on leaving our Sixth Form. 

We will cover the range of options that are available, including sixth form, college, university, apprenticeships, employment and volunteering. Our local Further Education Colleges, Universities, employers and our alumni are invited in to school to help us carry out a range of careers and enterprise activities for pupils. Pupils take part in timetabled Careers lessons from Year 9 and access individual careers appointments with our qualified Careers Advisers in Years 11, 12 and 13.  In addition to this we run a programme of careers and enterprise events each year, which include enterprise days, Year 10 work experience, employer talks, college and university talks and visits, guest speakers in assemblies, school trips and workplace visits and our annual Oxbridge Conference. 

We welcome the opportunity to speak to parents at our open events, pathways evenings and options evenings and encourage parents to contact Victoria Calder, Careers Leader, to discuss specific aspects of our careers provision or should they have any queries relating to their son or daughter. Telephone: 01473 210123 Email: [email protected].  

We are always pleased to hear your feedback on the careers activities that your son or daughter have taken part in and to also receive any general feedback on our Careers programme at Northgate. Please forward your feedback to our Careers Leader, Victoria Calder. 

We believe that by working with you, and ensuring that all pupils receive a high level of careers information, advice and guidance, that they will be best placed to make decisions about their future.

Useful Careers Websites

There are a number of website resources under the Careers ‘Pupil’ section of our website that you may wish to explore with your son or daughter at home. In addition to this, there are some further websites below which we hope you will find useful.

www.parentadviser.co.uk – information on university league tables, student finance and the university application process.

www.careersadviceforparents.org - Information for parents and carers on careers advice to support their children sourcing information and help and deciding on their career path.

Northgate High School is not responsible for the content of external links.