Castleford Academy

The Baker Clause

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The purpose of the Baker Clause is to ensure that there is an opportunity for colleges and other training providers to access Y8-Y13 pupils for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships. At Castleford Academy, for many years, we have consciously promoted the range of options at post-16 and beyond through assemblies, career fairs, lessons and information provided to pupils and parents on our school webpage.

The Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022 ensures that the Baker Clause is now legally enforced.  The government has directed that providers should meet with pupils at least three times:

Furthermore, schools need to ensure that each registered pupil meets with a representative range of education and training providers. The providers must speak to pupils:

At Castleford Academy, we welcome providers and are constantly looking to expand the experience and impartial information that our pupils receive. Please see our careers programme on our website for further information.  

The Academy’s Provider Access Policy clearly includes how the school proposes to comply with the obligations of the Baker Clause.