A Careers Academy

We want your child to achieve whatever goal they put their mind to.  Our curriculum gives students real skills to support them through their next steps into further training and the world of work.

As well as being taught by nationally recognised teachers, our careers programme gives students access to speakers and workshops from different industries and top universities.

Our status as the only ‘Digital Schools Hub’ academy in the South West along with our strong local colleges and universities links means that students leave us with relevant skills for an increasing competitive future.

Every year through our careers support programme, students are supported to secure apprenticeships as well as places on the International Baccalaureate and a broad range of A-level and Technical studies.

“The Academy’s emphasis on developing employability skills from Year 7 is second to none.  Students receive access to some of the county’s top employers in order to prepare them effectively for their transition beyond GCSEs.” Sarah Newham, DWP

Following their education at Pool Academy, students can choose from a huge range of courses from A-Levels to vocational options.

Last year students went on to:

88.4% - Further Education College

2.6% - Apprenticeship

4.7% - Staying at School

0.5 - Employed with training to NVQ2

0.5 - Not Known

2.6 - Unemployed

0.5 - Employed without training