Castleford Academy

Careers Information

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Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Journey

Mission Statement

At Castleford Academy, we are committed to ensuring all pupils receive the appropriate level of Information, Advice and Guidance to enable them to make well informed and realistic decisions about their future in terms of education and careers. We strive to support every pupil in reaching their aspirations and succeeding with their future careers following their 5 years at the academy.


Castleford Academy believes that pupils should be appropriately prepared for the choices they make during their education and the choices they make in the future. Pupils should understand how their education will prepare them for the world of work. The pupils should feel confident in making key decisions about educational and career choices and have a clear understanding of the routes to achieve their goal. This preparation is achieved through a variety of means such as differentiated, impartial and independent one to ones with a qualified careers advisor, a whole school Apprenticeship and Careers Week, ‘Future Friday’ fortnightly information provided in form time and taster sessions at local colleges and universities.

In line with the Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy, the next review date will be September 2023.

Careers Policy


In response to the updated requirements and expectations of schools published by the DfE in January 2018, below is a link to our Provider Access Statement providing information on all the events and further opportunities available for education and training providers to access all pupils in Year 8 to 13 to provide them with information around qualifications (including technical education), employment or apprenticeships. 

Provider Access Policy

Provider Access Legislation (and The Baker Clause)


At Castleford Academy, we are proud to have been recognised for our outstanding careers provision and achieved the gold status for the QiC Careers Award in January 2020 – see attached. In October 2019, Ofsted judged the academy as outstanding. ‘Pupils work with local businesses in construction, care and engineering. This builds their self-confidence. Pupils receive very high- quality careers advice.’

Our careers provision is measured and reviewed by staff, pupils and parents annually to ensure we continue to provide the best careers education.


The careers provision is reviewed annually through line management, curriculum reviews, pupil voice and governor visits. This is fed back to Senior Team, Governors and, where appropriate, the Careers Team make amendments/additions to the Careers programme. Parents are consulted through the parent survey every two years. Subject Leaders consult with their staff within Subject Meetings and this feedback is taken through the Subject Leaders Meeting 6 times per year.

Message from the Secretary of State for Education on T Levels

Letter to parents regarding T Levels