Pakefield High School


Careers education and Work Related Learning

Welcome to Careers Education and Work Related Learning (CEWRL) at Pakefield

Student Support
All pupils will have to make key decisions during their time at Pakefield, whether it is options and pathways choices in Year 8, work experience in year 10 (summer term) or post 16 choices in year 11. To help pupils understand the qualities, attitudes and skills needed to succeed in working life and independent living we have developed a varied and inspirational careers programme. Pupils have access to information, advice and guidance (IAG) that is both impartial and confidential. If further guidance is required, pupils are referred to a specialist practitioner and access to specialist local help is available for vulnerable pupils and those with additional needs.

To see exactly what support our pupils can expect to receive during their time at Pakefield, please take a look at our Careers Programme. In addition to this, our Careers Adviser offers extra support to those pupils who we feel need further help and guidance to ensure that they leave Pakefield with a place in full-time education or an apprenticeship.

Further CEWRL information can be found in the following places:

· The noticeboard outside the Careers Zone

· This page on the website

· Online career websites – see below

· The Careers Zone on the 1st floor in The Street

Pupils can discuss their career options with:

· The CEWRL Coordinator and the CEWRL Assistant

· Subject Teachers & Coaches · National Careers Service Helpline

· Their parents

· Post 16 providers

We encourage students to keep a record detailing their time at Pakefield, including academic success, sporting achievements, vocational experience or voluntary work. 

To make an appointment to see the CEWRL Coordinator pupils can either:

Email Miss G Miles (click here) or visit the Careers Zone.

Post-16 Education Providers

We work with a number of colleges and educational establishments that offer a range of study options for our pupils post-16 including:

Lowestoft 6th Form College

East Norfolk 6th Form College

Easton & Otley College

City College Norwich

East Coast College

Lifeskills Solutions


Sir John Leman

Access Creative

Isaac Newton


If you are interested in finding our more about apprenticeships and the local labour market, these websites will help:

Apprenticeships website  - CV Builder 

Raising aspirations

At Pakefield, we have strong links with our local HE providers at both UEA and UoS. Are you thinking about HE but not sure where to start?

UCAS website

Degree level apprenticeships

Where do our students go?

We take great pride in supporting our students to progress into the destination that they feel is right for them – please see the graphs below detailing the wide range of pathways that our students take.  Our NEET (Not in Education, employment or training) figure is significantly lower than the national average and remains amongst the lowest of the high schools locally.


If you are an ex-pupil of Pakefield High School and would like to support our career programme, either by volunteering at events or sharing your story since leaving school, please be in touch by emailing us on

Useful Websites (for university and college applications)


What are my options when I leave Pakefield?

Click the above image to find out what options you have after year 11 or watch this VIDEO!