Their Future Is Changing ……Help Make It Happen

The Government has decided to raise the current school leaving age of 16. This means that from 2013 all young people will continue in education or training to the age of 17. From 2015 they will continue in education or training to the age of 18.

However this does not mean that they will have to stay on at school. They will be able to choose from a range of options, which include

  • Full time education, such as school sixth form or FE college
  • Work based learning such as an apprenticeship
  • Part time education or training if they are employed, self employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more per week

The first young people to be affected will be pupils who started Year 10 in September 2011 who are currently aged 14 – 15. These young people will now continue in learning or training until the end of the academic year that they turn 17 years of age. Those who are currently in Year 9 will need to continue in learning or training until at least their 18th birthday.

Leaflets are being sent to all Year 9 and Year 10 students and made available in libraries, one stop shops and other public buildings.

There is also be information on the Council’s website – www.cornwall.gov.uk and from Careers South West - www.careerssw.org, and Volunteer Cornwall – www.volunteercornwall.org.uk.

Poltair School works closely with local post-16 providers to ensure our pupils are ready and confident to make the transition into post-16 education and training. There will be a number of joint activities during the year between the school and local Colleges of Further Education such as presentations in assemblies and visits.

Year 11 Update Easter 2013

Year 11 pupils have now completed their applications for post-16 further education or training. They have demonstrated a mature and positive attitude as they prepare for their final GCSEs and for college interviews.


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