Every child should leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. This means ensuring academic rigour supported by excellent teaching, and developing in every young person the values, skills and behaviours they need to get on in life. All children should receive a rich provision of classroom and extra-curricular activities that develop a range of character attributes, such as resilience and grit, which underpin success in education and employment. High quality, independent careers guidance is also crucial in helping pupils emerge from school more fully rounded and ready for the world of work. Young people want and need to be well-informed when making subject and career decisions (DfE March  2015)

At Icknield we provide a wealth of different experiences across a student’s 5 years with us to prepare them for their next stages into further education and employment.  We work with various outside agencies to provide this eg.

  • Adviza - Adviza are our independent Information, Advice and Guidance to our students.  All students in Years 10 and 11 will have meetings with our Adviza Representative, Siobhan Gallivan. Students will be prioritised according to need and may have many appointments until they feel prepared to make their next steps.


  • BP – We are a BP link school.  We work with BP to improve education of Business and STEM Careers.  They provide us with current cutting edge resources in Science and Technology.  They also help us during our Mock Interview process providing us with many experienced interviewers to help guide our Year 11 students.




The headteacher, leadership team and other senior leaders set very high expectations for the school. They have established an ethos that encourages and supports good behaviour, attitudes and learning. (Ofsted 2015)