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National Citizenship Service (NCS)
NCS is a once in a lifetime opportunity for 16 – 17 year olds.

We are delighted that over 60 Year 11 students have already signed up to take part in NCS for summer 2018.NCS

Along with thousands of other people their age, participants enjoy different outdoor activities and develop confidence and skills – especially the teamwork and leadership skills that employers and admission tutors value. They learn lots, help their local community and perhaps most importantly of all, make new friends, developing socially too.

They will take part in ‘two away weeks’ in the summer (or one in the spring or autumn programme) and be given the opportunity to create a project they really care about and bring it to life in their local area.
NCS is accessible to all, regardless of income, ability, educational attainment or ambition. With government backing, costs are capped at £50, and bursaries are available.

The safety and well-being of participants is paramount. NCS has been running for several years, and more than 300,000 young people have taken part. All activities are comprehensively risk-assessed and overseen by carefully selected and trained instructors and mentors, who undergo Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau checks.

For more information on NCS or call the NCS Team: 0121 3686910 or email Alternatively, you can sign up online


Year 12 Professional Placement Week

Year 12 students will be taking part in their Professional Placement week from 11-15 July 2018. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to experience being in a workplace that is connected to their current or future studies. Work year 12 prof weekexperience enables a young person to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside adults working there, and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work.

The purpose of this opportunity is to bridge the gap between education and the world of work. It can help young people become aware of jobs they have not previously thought of, help inform career choices, offer a chance to prove themselves to an employer, enable young people to develop the relevant occupational skills and help instil the attitudes and behaviours expected at work.

If you are able to offer a placement to a Year 12 student (16-17 years old) please contact Miss Ellen McHugh, Assistant Head Teacher for Student Leadership and Enterprise by emailing