The Westgate School
4 - 16 'all-through' school
Winchester, SO22 5AZ | 01962 854757
"The Westgate School is a happy and vibrant community,
where pupils are encouraged to aim for excellence"
(Ofsted, September 2022)
Careers Lead - Mrs Judd
Careers Education & Guidance
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Our Careers Education Intent 2022/23:
To excite and motivate pupils’ curiosity about different careers and industries;
To inspire pupils’ aspirations in order to unlock their potential and develop their employability skills;
To empower pupils to challenge stereotyping and discrimination and other barriers to diversity and equality in further education and careers.
Statutory Requirements & Provider Access Policy
The careers provision at The Westgate School is in line with the statutory guidance developed by the Department of Education, which refers to Section 42A and 45A of the Education Act 1997: as a school we provide independent careers guidance from Year 7 to Year 11. This guidance is impartial and gives information on a range of pathways and post-16 education providers, including university options, apprenticeships and further education. It is adapted to meet the needs and interests of the individual pupils.
Provider Access Legislation Statement
Our Careers Education Implementation 2022/23:
Careers Education Policy - Located on our policy page
Our Careers Education Impact 2022/23:
Our ‘Big Ask’ Careers survey results - to be added soon
Encounters with Further and Higher Education
Sparsholt College’s next open event on 3rd May 2023.
We are excited to welcome students on to campus for our Open Event on Wednesday 3 May, 4.30pm – 7pm (time at college depends on time of tour(s) booked). Your students can take a look around the college campus and explore our incredible resources on subject-specific tours! The tours will last roughly 45 minutes and your students will be shown around the facilities for their course area and meet our expert teaching teams. They will also have an opportunity to meet our friendly students and find out about all the things they need to support them in their studies such as transport, funding, careers, learning support and accommodation as well as Industry Placements.
To attend, your students will need to register for the event as soon as possible by visiting Experience Sparsholt - Sparsholt College Hampshire as our events do fill up quickly! At this event students will have a tour of the subject area they are interested in at a specific time which they will book in advance.
Also, it is not too late for year 11s to apply to Sparsholt College as applications are still open and students can apply by visiting the Sparsholt website or by using How to Apply - Sparsholt College and University Centre Sparsholt.
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To apply to Sparsholt College visit the Sparsholt website or use How to Apply - Sparsholt College and University Centre Sparsholt.
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Peter Symonds College
Peter Symonds College / Open Evenings: July 2023
Our next Open Evenings for 2024 entry will take place on
Wednesday 5 July 2023: 5.30 - 8.30pm
Thursday 6 July 2023: 5.30 - 8.30pm
Booking for these events will be essential. A booking system will be available from mid-June.
Winchester College 6th Form
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Richard Taunton Sixth Form College
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We welcome any offers of support for our careers programme. You may like to offer to talk to pupils about your career in a particular field or share your career journey. In our programme, we have built in opportunities for pupils to experience a wide range of careers from Science, Technology and the field of Mathematics, as well as creative careers in the Arts, Publishing, Journalism and Design and Business.
In fact, the more diverse the better, as it enables pupils to widen their opportunities on offer. If you would like to get involved, please contact
Careers Lead - Mrs Judd