Year 11 Apprenticeship Opportunities

The following apprenticeship opportunities may be suitable for Year 11 leavers. Below is the list of current vacancies:

  • ContiTech UK – Multi Skilled Engineers
  • NGF Europe – Multi Skilled Engineers
  • Pilkingtons UK – Electrical Engineers / Mechanical Engineers / Research & Development Technician
  • AB World Foods – Manufacturing Technicians
  • Lyondel Bassell – Laboratory Technician
  • SJ Lifts – Multi-skilled Engineer
  • Stateside Foods – Multi Skilled Engineers
  • PepsiCo – Multi Skilled Engineers

If any student is interested in applying the link for all applications is:

A Career in Art and Design online event – Wednesday 18th May, 5-6pm

Students considering studying an Art or Design degree will benefit from this online event, which will provide an opportunity to hear first-hand how the University of Sunderland prepares students for industry and the diverse and exciting range of careers available within the creative sector. This careers panel, part of the ‘Creativity pays’ series, celebrates the range of careers available within the Creative Industries. Each panel will ‘spotlight’ on a specific field of the creative industry including:

  • Art and Design
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Performance

During this live online talk, aimed at Year 12 and 13, students will hear from a number of recent graduates who have progressed onto successful careers in the industry. They will also hear from current students about how they are building their professional experience now.  The panel line up includes Gareth Davies – Founder of design and innovation collective Acid Works, as well as trainees and students from Medical Photography, Teaching and freelance illustrating and Fashion, Design and Promotion.

The Student Recruitment team will also be on hand to answer queries.

To find out more and book a place, click here.

Uniform Recycling

If you have any school uniform (lower school, Sixth Form or PE kit) that you no longer need, please consider donating these items to school so they can be shared with those who need it. If possible, please wash items before donating.

There will be a drop-off point in main reception after the May half-term holiday. If you have any questions, please email

Year 13 Prom

The Year 13 Prom is on Wednesday 13th July at Statham Lodge. Tickets are £45, payable now on ParentPay. Please note that students currently eligible for the bursary will have their ticket paid for, please see Mrs Hughes on Student Services to arrange this. If students do plan to attend, it is crucial they pay for their ticket by Monday 16th May.

Please click here to read the original letter sent home.