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Denbigh High School strives to raise students’ aspirations through its comprehensive careers programme, so they may ignite passions, discover talents and feel empowered to explore infinite opportunities.

As a consequence, students’ confidence towards life beyond school increases and they feel equipped to pursue appropriate ambitions. Through careers learning and exposure to meaningful encounters with employers and training providers, students gain real-life experiences that enhance employability and increase awareness of life beyond the sphere of secondary education.

We have a dedicated Coordinator of CEIAG* and Student Employability who supports students throughout their school journey with tasks such as applications for college and apprenticeships, CV writing, interview skills, career planning and signposting where needed. Support is particularly important during key transition stages; in the course of selecting options in Year 8 where students may need help with decision making, and whilst in Year 11, the transition to further education or apprenticeships after leaving school.

Please see our online hub for useful links and tools to support students and parents with CEIAG*.

*Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

A break down of the programme offered for each year group is as follows:

All year groups

Denbigh Website links and information on career exploration (including links to National Careers Service for more in-depth advice and guidance needs), further education, apprenticeships and employability skills.

Open door policy, students are able to drop into careers office, before or after school, break, lunchtime, and with tutor approval: morning and afternoon registration for advice and guidance.

Students signposted to National Careers Service for in-depth advice and guidance.

Life skills for least able students.

Careers guidance in Inclusive Learning.

One-to-one guidance for students with EHCP provided by a personal adviser from Luton Borough Council.

National Apprenticeship week 

Students become aware of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers by being involved in activity days delivered.

Year 7

National Careers Week Form-time activities and one hour per subject dedicated to careers learning.

Visits to employers such as BBC and Microsoft.

Trips to a local university EAL lecture.

Apps for Good Programme with Mrs Darcy.

Year 8

Curriculum booklet provides information and guidance for students and their parents to help make informed decisions on option subject choices.

National Careers Week Form-time activities and one hour per subject dedicated to careers learning.

Options Evening Careers Coordinator present to further aid decision making for Key Stage 4 choices.

Visits to employers including the BBC, Microsoft and engineering organisations.

Employer assemblies.

Trips to universities including a workshop held at Imperial College and a lecture at University of Bedfordshire.

The Big Bang Fair (Science) - NEC, Birmingham.

Mossiby careers tool.

6 week GCSE choice form activities.

Year 9

Trips to universities.

National Careers Week Form-time activities and one hour per subject dedicated to careers learning.

Trips to employers.

Theatre visits for drama students.

Live webinars during National Apprenticeship Week.

The Big Bang Fair (Science) - NEC, Birmingham.

Employer assemblies.

Year 10

National Careers Week Form-time activities and one hour per subject dedicated to careers learning.

Most able university outreach project series of tutorials and visits to Oxford University.

Get into University event at University of Bedfordshire Trip.

Taster day at Sixth Form College.

Young Enterprise Company Programme: Students start up a business, and compete with other teams on local, regional and potentially national levels.

Mock interviews with real employers.

Employability sessions CVs and job applications.

Science week.

Business Education Skills Partnership - networking event.

Post-16 marketplace further education and apprenticeship providers invited in to talk to students.


Berkhamsted applications.

Work experience all students spend a week on work placement.

Careers fair.

Year 11

Apprenticeship vacancies linked to CEIAG website.

Independent school partnership facilitating sixth form scholarship applications - Berkhamsted Sixth Form.

Drama: theatre trip.

Post-16 marketplace further education and apprenticeship providers invited in to talk to students.

Post 16 providers Open Evenings.

Post 16 Assemblies.

Luton Sixth Form AIMs 

1-1 Careers Meeting & Advice with an external Careers Advisor.

Careers, post 16 and further education workshops during form.

To maintain quality and ensure compliance with the latest statutory advice, the careers programme will be reviewed annually and impact will be measured by conducting termly student surveys.


We understand how difficult it can be to navigate through the large amount of information concerning careers.  

Choices available to your child are likely to be very different from those you had at school. However, parental guidance significantly influences decisions made by our students, so it is imperative you have access to current information. Our programme sets out the kind of support we offer to help widen students’ horizons and assist them in making informed decisions. Look at Denbigh’s CEIAG Hub for information on colleges, apprenticeships and more.

For careers information and advice specifically for parents, you may also find these websites useful:



If you have any careers-related concerns for your child, please contact Mr Sahota (Careers Lead) on 01582 736611 or email jsahota@denbighhigh.co.uk

For employers and training providers

Here at Denbigh High School, we endeavour to give each of our student's numerous chances to engage with the world of work.  

Organisations who are able to provide aspirational opportunities, in various guises, are welcome to make contact with the school and assist us in our efforts to strengthen students’ employability skills.

We would be grateful for involvement in activities such as:

  • Workplace visits
  • Career talks
  • Work experience placements
  • Mentoring
  • Enterprise competitions
  • CV writing advice
  • Interview preparation/mock interviews

If you are able to support the school with any of these activities or have ideas which will further promote employability, please contact Jay Sahota, Coordinator of CEIAG & Employability (lead for careers) on 01582 736611 or email: jsahota@denbighhigh.co.uk.

Provider Access Policy


This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Student Entitlement

All students in Years 8-11 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships - through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of provider access requests Procedure

A provider wishing to request access should contact Jay SahotaCEIAG Manager Telephone: 01582 736611; email: jsahota@denbighhigh.co.uk

Opportunities for access

A range of events, which are integrated into the Challney High School for Boys careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents. The calendar of events varies from year to year; therefore, providers need to contact the appropriate staff member named above to identify the most suitable opportunity. These events are usually calendared well in advance, so it is essential that providers contact us early in the academic year to be involved in our planning. Access to students will be granted on the understanding that the information and guidance offered by providers is related to technical courses and apprenticeship opportunities only. Challney High School for Boys policy on safeguarding sets out the School’s approach to allowing providers into its schools as visitors to talk to our students.

Premises and facilities

Denbigh High School will provide a suitable area for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. Our school will also make available specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the CEIAG Manager.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the school to be displayed in the Library.