Student pathways

Our supporting future pathways programme helps guide our senior school and sixth form students as they make choices about future careers and higher education. Provision is a through a combination of taught lessons in PSHE, year group specific talks and workshops, careers events, trips and access to one-to-one advice and support.

Careers lessons

We have a cohesive careers programme delivered through PSHEE lessons, individual and group tutorials. All students have one-to-one careers appointments throughout their two years in the sixth form with a specialist careers advisor and a subject-specific mentor. These tutorials offer tailored advice for each students’ pathways and lead them to courses and career choices appropriate for their individual preferences.

Careers events

We hold an annual Higher Education and Careers Evening as a chance for students in Year 10-13 to be inspired by the broad range of careers and opportunities out there for them. This event is supported by our parent and alumni network, as well as external professionals. There are panel talks on specialist pathways, such as apprenticeships, medicine and law. We also have a wide range of universities and higher education settings with stalls on the evening.

Claremont Career Lunches run throughout the year as a chance for students to find out more about specific careers via a talk and Q & A session as part of a smaller focused group. The talks are guided by the interest in different sectors from students and have covered everything from film and tv production to international development.

We continue to develop exciting links with our parents and alumni community to offer a bigger, broader range of guest speakers and opportunities for work placements, as well as a programme of careers and critical thinking guest speakers.

View our careers evening page

Work experience

The lower sixth students undertake a week of work experience towards the end of summer term to boost their UCAS applications and stimulate future career ideas. This experience gives students employability, interpersonal and communication skills, as well as an insight into the world of work. We are very lucky to have an engaged alumni and parent network, who support our students with opportunities.

The careers room is always open for information and individual research. Excellent careers advice is always available whenever you need it.

Upper sixth form student

Higher Education

Our students achieve excellent results and go on to study at Russell Group, Oxbridge or music and arts specialist universities, conservatoires or specialist institutes of further education. A small proportion move directly to competitive apprenticeships.

Students have the opportunity to visit a university fair and receive individual support preparing personal statements and UCAS applications. We also offer regular one-to-one sessions with the higher education coordinator for advice and support. Oxbridge and medicine applicants have personal mentors to support them through the application process and interview practice/techniques

Higher Education Support Document

Recent university destinations for our students include:

Aberystwyth University, University of the Arts London, University of Bath, University of Birmingham, Bournemouth University, University of Bristol, Cardiff University, Durham University, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, Imperial College London, King’s College London, University of Leeds, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Loughborough University, University of Manchester, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham, University of Plymouth, University of Reading, University of Southampton, University of St Andrews, University of Warwick, University of York.


Unifrog is an online platform that supports schools and colleges to deliver their statutory duty to provide students with impartial and independent guidance on the full range of Post-16 and Post-18 options.

Unifrog is the only place where students can compare every undergraduate course in the UK as well as international opportunities. Additionally, Unifrog provides students with access to the most comprehensive list of live apprenticeships available across the country including Higher, SLP and degree apprenticeships, as well as FE courses.

Once students have explored their interests and compared the full range of pathways available to them, Unifrog provides one place for students to draft all materials needed for applications such as CV’s and Personal Statements.

All students, across all year groups, now have access to the platform in keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step.