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The Quality in Careers Standard

Stoke High School – Ormiston Academy has been assessed and accredited as “fully meeting all the accreditation criteria incorporating the Gatsby Benchmarks” for the national quality award for its careers education, information, advice and guidance provision.

Career Mark

Stoke High School – Ormiston Academy has adopted the eight Gatsby Benchmarks as its framework for good career guidance, and regularly implements the Compass Self-evaluation Tool to measure its careers provision against these best practice Benchmarks. For further information about Stoke High School and the self-assessment please contact our Careers Leader, Wendy Toogood at the school.

Careers Leader, Mrs Toogood, is always available to support students with any careers-related queries. Her office is located at the entrance to Dance Drama. To speak to someone about careers please call the school office on 01473 601252.

The most up-to-date careers information can be found on the Careers Notice Board, which is located on the wall next to the Learning Support Room.


Download our Year 9 Options 2021 booklet here.

Careers programme

Download our Careers Programme Information for 2021-22 here and our Careers Education and Guidance Policy from our Policies page.

The following websites are also useful for careers information, including CV writing, interview techniques, completing application forms, work experience, apprenticeships and much more:

Further reading

You might also find the following documents useful, when thinking about and planning your future.

Higher Education Champion

Click below to read about Janine Brownell, our Higher Education Champion. Janine can give you invaluable advice and support about your higher education options.

Information for employers

We believe that employers are an integral part of excellent careers advice. Visit our employers page in the information area of our website to find out more.

Destination data information

Based on the most recent DfE data, 95% of Stoke High School Year 11 leavers in 2019 were in sustained education, employment or training, in the year after Key Stage 4, compared to the national average of 94%.

The majority of pupils continued into further education (46%) or attended Sixth Form (44%); 4% of pupils went into a sustained apprenticeship destination.  77% of pupils went on to Higher Education and 41% of these students studied at high-tariff universities.

More information

You can find more details about work experience, and information about how employers work with us, on the following pages:

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