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 students 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.


Castleford Academy believes that students should be appropriately prepared for the choices they make during their education and the choices they make in the future. Students should have an understanding of how their education will prepare them for the world of work. The students 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 should be achieved through a variety of means such as impartial and independent one to ones with a qualified Careers Advisor, careers resources purchased by the Academy, a whole school Careers Week, and Taster Sessions at local colleges and Universities.


In response to the updated requirements and expectations of school 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 year 13 to provide them with information around  qualifications (including technical education), employment or apprenticeships. 


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.