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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category


The careers department is located centrally within school, and is open to all girls, their parents and staff. Individual consultations are available by appointment in the lunch hour.

The department co-ordinates an extensive programme of visits, speakers and events for each year, alongside a biennial careers convention, UCAS application support, psychometric testing, work experience, mock interviews with feedback, and taught sessions as part of the PSHCE programme for Years 6-11.

Year 6 Real Game series ‘Make it Real’
Year 7 Take Our Daughters To Work Day
Year 8

Careers Trip To Emma Bridgewater                          

Potteries Visitors’ Centre

Career Quest

Year 9

Enterprise Day Event

Real Game Day

Year 10

Careers lessons in Summer Term

Cambridge Occupational Analysts (COA) Testing.

Big Bang Fair at NEC

Year 11

Careers lessons (CV writing & Interview skills)

COA feedback & interviews

Skills Show at NEC

Year 10, 11, 12 &13 Careers talks


Sixth Form Programme  
Year 12

Higher Education Fair

Supported UCAS

Individual interviews

Work Experience

Oxbridge Conference

Personal statement and UCAS preparation day

Information evening for parents     

Year 13

Supported UCAS application

Personal statement guidance

Mock interviews for Oxbridge

Interview training

Individual interviews for all Year 13