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You should expect to receive a response to your query within 24 hours and full resolution (where possible) within 5 working days.

Teaching & Learning at Pakefield

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 9, 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 LRC Careers Zone
  • This page on the website
  • Online career websites – see below
  • Via our in-school careers lead

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:

Email the main school office at: office@pakefield.org.uk 


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:


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

Apprenticeships website

www.thesource.me.uk  - 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 at office@pakefield.org.uk

Useful Websites





www.ucas.com (for university and college applications)


What are my options when I leave Pakefield?

Click the above image or click here to find out what options you have after year 11 or watch the video below.


What are my options when I leave Pakefield?

Pakefiled High School

Pakefield High School

Our mission is to ensure that every student has interesting and varied learning experiences and makes the best possible progress in developing their skills, knowledge and understanding. We seek to instil in our students a love of life-long learning, a strong sense of community service and a good understanding of society that will help them prepare for higher education and the world of work. We support our students to develop as well-rounded, mature and confident young adults ready to take up their place in society.

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The Clarion Corvus Trust is a multi-academy and primary school Trust in the East of England. We aspire to excellence in all aspects of our practice. Mutual support, collaboration and challenge are key to our success. Raising standards for teaching and learning is at the core of all we do; providing students, pupils and staff with the opportunity to thrive, flourish and excel. This is a common vision for all our academies, no matter what their setting, context or circumstances.

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