Careers at Leek High School

It is important that every student is fully supported and guided through the process of planning for their future after school. We have a full programme of careers education to help our students develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand themselves, research the opportunities that are available, make informed decisions and move successfully on to the next stage in their lives.

The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) supports Leek High with careers provision. The role of the CEC is to link schools and colleges to local employers to help them deliver world class careers support for all young people by building networks, supporting Careers Leaders in school and using the Gatsby Benchmarks as a best practice standard.

Our careers programme is delivered through form time, PSHCE, special events, enrichment programmes, visits, assemblies and across the curriculum. To find out more about the Leek High School Careers Programme, you can contact:

Click here to view our CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance) Policy.

Leek High Careers Programme – a summary of our CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance) Programme.

Click here to view our Work Experience Booklet for Year 10 students.

Click here to view Local Market Information.

For information on how our school measures and assess the impact of our programme please see the Compass + Score compass-score – March 2023

Date of next review April 2024 

If you are a student and want more guidance on careers decision making click here.

If you are a parent or carer, click here for more guidance on how to support your child.

We are proud of our links with employers who work closely with students through work placements, visits, talks, interview preparation, careers fairs, and work related learning events. If you are an employer, click here for more information about our business partnerships.


Providers Access Legislation and The Bakers Clause

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer.

This complies with the legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education act 1997 (the ‘Baker Clause’).

Leek High School Pupil Entitlement
All pupils in years 9-13 are entitled:

To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.

To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.

To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.