Chew Valley School

Chew Valley Careers

Chew Valley School has a long history of success.  Students do extremely well in their examinations and go on to glittering careers at university and beyond.

Throughout their time with us, we ensure that students receive support and guidance with a comprehensive and varied Careers Education. 

Careers education at Chew Valley School is delivered in a number of ways and the information below will give you an insight into the careers support available in school.


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Careers Guidance and business links

Our careers advisers and progress mentors work with each student to make sure that strong pathways have been established and those leaving school continue to be tracked and given access to the best possible advice. Our work to prepare our young people for success in the future is supported by our Business Partnership.
More than 100 local and national employers work with us to provide work shadowing,
practice interviews and information about their businesses to our students.

Meet the Careers Team

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We will help you develop the awareness, experience and skills needed to thrive through your Sixth Form career and beyond.

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Chew Valley Sixth Form

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Our results and student destinations ensure we enjoy a leading reputation in the region and are nationally recognised for the quality of our provision Post-16.

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The Baker Clause

As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to students. 

Click here to view our  Careers Programme and Employers Policy Statement.

Careers Evaluation

We evaluate our Careers Programme against the Gatsby Benchmarks.

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Get in touch

Feel free to contact us for further information via 

Alternatively, contact a member of the team below:

Kate Rowlands
Careers Lead
Nick Hammett
Head of Careers
Julie Farr
Careers Advisor

Careers Programme

A comprehensive and evolving programme of careers education, independent information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) takes place from Year 7 to Year 13.

Work Experience

An opportunity for Year 10 pupils to gain experience of the workplace.  Assists with social development, occupational awareness and provides evidence of transferable skills for future CVs, personal statements and interviews.  

Year 9 Options

We are proud to have a very large range of options available so that each student can follow a set of courses that are best suited to them. We are committed to ensuring that students enjoy their experience of learning in Years 10 and 11.

The Aspire Programme Years 7-9

This is a new programme for Chew Valley School in 2019-20. Students are directly taught during 1 period per fortnight. The purpose of this curriculum is to provide opportunities to broaden your development.

Annual Careers Fair

Our very popular Careers Fair, held in the autumn term, is open to all students and, with over 40 stall holders including a wide range of companies (both national and local), as well as Higher Education organisations, universities and apprenticeship providers.

LSP Business Partners

Employer engagement is a key aspect of our Business Partnership and can include: mentoring activities, work experience, guest speakers, links to alumni, careers fairs and networking events.