Pupils join The Pilgrim School at different times in their education. Pupils also leave at different times. For some pupils, a return to the mainstream school is possible, others seek a new beginning at a new school and for others, at the end of Year 11, their time at Pilgrim has to end and a move to a post-16 provision is necessary.
While this move can be a welcome change for some pupils – an opportunity to study something they are passionate about, a chance to make a fresh start or simply a move towards greater independence – for others it can be a daunting time.
Choosing the right next step can be exciting and overwhelming but support is available for pupils via their Pastoral Support & Wellbeing Specialists. PSWSs are on hand to help pupils discuss and research post-16 options, complete applications, arrange familiarisation visits and, where possible, support with interviews. Generally, pupils will choose between sixth form at a school, college or a more vocational based form of learning, such as an apprenticeship or employment based course with a learning provider, such as YPLP for their next step.
Each year we provide the local authority with information about the onward destinations for our Y11 leavers. An overview of this information is shown in the document below.
Although an exhaustive list of current post-16 destinations cannot be provided, previously pupils have moved on to...