Principal - Emma Robins
Principal - Emma Robins


IAG & Careers

IAG & Careers

Please click here for our Provider Access Statement and Careers Guidance Policy

Graham School takes the responsibility to prepare our students for life after 16 very seriously. We pride ourselves on providing independent careers advice to ensure that our students secure a progression route that will help them achieve their ambitions. Our school Careers Lead is Mrs Emma Millican E: who can be contacted at school on 01723 366541. We also have our own Careers Advisor, Pippa Harker –

We offer students and families the opportunity to book an appointment to see the Careers Advisor. The Careers Advisor is in school on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week and can provide tailored information, advice and guidance relating to the post-16 options available to students. To book an appointment to see the Careers Advisor, please telephone the school on 01723 366451 or return a Career Consultation Request Form to the Careers Office.

With the support of colleges, training providers, universities and employers, we provide a range of experiences and information sessions to help students to understand their post-16 options. The programme of events includes opportunities to take part in work experience, university and college visits/taster sessions and ‘Meet the Employer’ sessions.

In addition we offer a wide range of packages to assist students in making career choices. These can be accessed at any time via the links below or through the school’s Learning Portal.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any feedback regarding CEIAG in our school or are able to offer support towards aspects of delivery or to be part of our meet the professionals programme.

Baker Clause Policy Statement

Graham School adheres to the Baker Clause Policy Statement stipulating that schools must ensure that a “range of education and training providers” have access to students from year 7 to year 13 so that the students can be informed of the technical education and apprenticeships options that are available to them post 16.

Online Resources


This online resource has useful information about entry requirements and routes into over 1,200 jobs and careers.

Job Explorer Database (JED)

This database has a wealth of information on careers and a quiz to help identify careers that may suit students. The database is suitable for younger users.

National Careers Service

This central government website provides access to independent professional advice on careers, skills and the labour market for anyone aged 13 and over. Information can be accessed via the website, or by calling 0800 100 900.


This website provides information about apprenticeships for students, parents and employers, and includes a list of current apprenticeship vacancies.


STEM Careers

This website features career opportunities available from the STEM family of subjects; Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

This guide covers all you need to know about STEM subjects and careers.


Success at School

A website full of careers advice for students and schools. Parents and carers can also read the Parent Guide 2020 – Helping your child begin their career journey and the Parents Guide to Employability


Aiming for University

For the most up-to-date information about courses and entry requirements, you should refer to the websites of the universities you are interested in attending. Please be aware that the courses on offer are subject to change. This useful document, Aiming to go to University, is a useful starting point for your research and can be found on the Useful Information page for students.  


Students from Graham School go on to study at a number of institutions providing post-16 education and training. Course information/application forms are available from the Careers Room, or at:

Scarborough Sixth Form College
Scarborough TEC
York College
Bishop Burton College
Askham Bryan College
The Academy (Hair and Beauty)
East Riding College
Lady Lumley’s School
Norton College


Virtual tours and open days

Some colleges and sixth forms have produced virtual tours and online open days so even though you can’t visit in person, you can get a taste for what it is like to be there:

Scarborough Sixth Form Virtual Tour

Askham Bryan College – Further Education Presentation: 


Training Providers

We have a close relationship with all post-16 providers in the area, as well as local universities and employers.

Post-16 Funding

Funding may be available from some colleges in the form of bursaries. Please contact the colleges to find out if bursaries are on offer, and if you are eligible to apply.

Post-16 Transport Assistance

Some students may be eligible to apply for travel assistance. Information and application forms are available at or by contacting North Yorkshire County Council on 0845 872 7374. Applications for assistance usually open in April or May each year, but you can ring for general advice before this time.

Information about Student Finance at University

Government information and guidance on student finance for those who are interested in going to university.

Independent Task Force on Student Finance

This website, maintained by Martin Lewis from, contains clear information for students, families and teaching staff on finance for students interested in going to university.