Preparing for life post-Chamberlayne


We don't expect all of our students to know for certain which career they wish to follow.  We do want to ensure they have high aspirations, a belief in their own abilities, and are clear what opportunities are out there should they choose to take them.

We ensure that students are exposed to a wide variety of careers and inspiring opportunities from year 7 onwards.  We work closely with all our local colleges and sixth forms in order to ensure that we can best support and advise students. We also have links with Oxbridge and Russel Group universities that our students benefit from enormously.

We are one of a reducing number of schools that actively promotes work experience, and we retain the services of a qualified careers adviser to compliment the wealth of knowledge and experience of our staff.

We partner with EBP and some students will be given a personal mentor from business who can really support them to achieve high. This has been very successful in inspiring young people & securing apprenticeships.

Still unsure about what comes next? Chat to staff at school, access the career's advisor, and have a read through this useful information from Office for Students on making choices about what and where to study.


Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability.


Start includes:


  • A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.

  • Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time. Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.

  • Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.

  • Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.

Further information is contained in this video 


Leaders "ensure that pupils receive good quality independent careers education, information, advice and guidance, building this up from year 7"

Ofsted June 2018

Chamberlayne College for the Arts. Expect More. Achieve More.

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