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 11 (autumn term) or post 16 choices.  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 will be referred to a specialist guidance 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 Minimum Guarantee (click the icon above).  In addition to this, our Careers Advisers will offer 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 Learning Resources Centre
  • This page on the website
  • Online career websites
  • The Careers Zone on the 1st floor in the Street

Pupils can discuss their career options with:

All pupils will be given a portfolio to enable them to record their achievements, including academic success, sporting achievements, vocational experience or voluntary work. 

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

Email Mrs Bray at 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

Lowestoft College

Useful Websites

Suffolk RPA Info Site (Options after Year 11) (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!