The City Academy exists to give every student the opportunity to go to university, choose their career and improve the world.

In terms of context 70.8% of students at City Academy are pupil premium and 16.8% of students have special educational needs. A large number of students enter CAB with below average attainment and it is gap that we are looking to close so that all of our students have the opportunity to be successful in their chosen career.

Our Key Principals

Our key principals are that:

  • All students will have the opportunity to engage with a number of external employers and post 16 pathway providers. This will enable them to make informed decisions about their next steps after leaving the Academy.
  • All students will have the opportunity to go on work experience but will also be aware of the local labour market and the skills and qualifications that they require.
  • That option choices are relevant and informed in Year 8 and that students have a range of options when leaving City Academy.
  • A culture exists where staff and students have the highest expectations and aspirations supported by parents and the local community.

Provision Map

Year group Provision map
Year 7 PSHE programme (under development)
Year 8 Year 8 option choices guidance and information. PSHE programme (under development).
Year 9 Future quest and Ovo mentoring scheme. Raising aspirations event.
Year 10 Students will have the opportunity to secure a one week experience placement. They will also attend a careers fairs and a number of outside speakers.
Year 11 Students are aware of all open evenings and days for local colleges. Students will have access to series of outside speakers and employers to discuss career pathways. All students will have at least one, one to one meetings with a fully qualified careers advisor. All students are tracked in terms of their destination data. Students receive support in terms of the application and interview process.

Careers Leader: Mr J McKitterick
Senior Leader with responsibility for Careers:┬áMs C Litchfield –