2020 School Leaver Support

The Careers and Enterprise Company are delivering a National Event for 16-18 year olds on Monday 3rd August. Please see the links below for more details regarding this.

If you have any questions then please get in touch with Mrs Hart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My Choices Information     LearnLiveUK Website


General advice and information in preparation for results day.

1. Participation Age

The law requires all young people in England to continue in education or training until at least their 18th birthday, although in practice the vast majority of young people continue until the end of the academic year in which they turn 18.

In addition, those students who have not achieved Grade 4 or above in English and Maths must continue to study these subjects whether at College/6th Form/Traineeship or an Apprenticeship.

2. Going to College or 6th Form:

Everyone should have applied by now. However, if you have not applied, but still wish to go on to Further Education you can still send in application forms to some Colleges and 6th  Forms (check College web sites or contact Student Services for details).

You can also get in touch with Mrs Hart via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once colleges have received your application they should send you an acknowledgement email and then invite you for an interview. If you have applied and have not had an acknowledgement please get in touch and Mrs Hart will chase this up for you.

3. GCSE Results:

These will be available on the Thursday 20th August 2020

We are emailing result out to you at 9 am on this day. So do make sure that school have an up to date email address for you.

If you have any queries at all about your results then give us call (01282 506200) as we have a team of staff waiting to offer you support, advice and guidance.


4. Apprenticeships:

You should have already begun applying for Apprenticeships and may have been invited for an assessment and interview. You can still apply and you should visit the Apprenticeship website to search for any vacancies.

You should also apply directly to colleges as a back up. Due to the current situation and COVID 19 colleges are putting extra support in place for young people that would like an apprenticeship but have not yet secured anything.

Register and apply here https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Please contact Mrs Hart if you are worried about an Apprenticeship offer or need some support.


5. Child Benefit:

You can’t claim Child Benefit yourself, but your Parents/Guardians/Carers can if:

1. You are aged 16-19 and are staying in full-time education up to A level or equivalent level.

2. You are aged 16 or 17 and have left school or College and are looking for work or training
In this case Child Benefit will be extended for a period of time.(See https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit-16-19  details) or call Child Benefit Helpline on 0300 200 3100).  

6. National Insurance Number (NINO):

You should receive these before or around your 16th birthday. If you have not done so you will need to get in touch with your local Job Centre Plus or contact the National Insurance Helpline on: as 0300 200 3500 these are required if you are starting work or training.

8.  Income Tax:

The standard Personal Allowance is £12,500, which is the amount of income you do not have to pay tax on.
As you will not be working a full year it is unlikely that you will be paying this to begin with.

9.  Unsure about what to do or changed your mind?:

Mrs Hart will be available on results day via telephone, text or email. Please get in touch if you are worried or need some help and general advice about your future. Many year 11’s have been in touch already.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10. Help and Support:

Virtual support is also provided all year round through Lancashire County Council's

Talkzone service which provides a confidential telephone helpline, online webchat, text message and email support. 

Talkzone can be contacted by phone on 0800 511111 or by text on 07786 511111, from 2pm till 10pm every day.

The school website has lots of careers related information which can also help you.


Kudos is still accessible for all Y11 pupils. Access via the school website.


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