Parents and Carers

Careers guidance

We are keen to involve parents and carers in the preparation of our students leaving school at the end of Year 11 or Year 13.

Personalised one to one careers meetings with a qualified independent careers adviser are available for all Year 11 students, and those in any year group on request.

The careers adviser attends relevant parents' evenings including Year 8 Guided Choices, Year 11 and the Post 16 open evening. Parents and Carers can also request meetings at other times to suit them.

If you would like to arrange a time to speak with the careers adviser please email us at

Choices after Year 11

Every young person needs to stay in education until they are 18. This can be in the sixth form, at college, an apprenticeship, a traineeship or in a job with approved training.

Your son or daughter will be introduced to the options in Year 10 where they will have an opportunity to meet with different colleges and apprenticeship providers, as well as the Sixth Form. In Year 11 they will make their applications to their preferred institutions, focussing on applications to the Sixth Form and colleges in the Autumn Term and to apprenticeships in the Spring Term. All students are expected to have a Plan A and Plan B in place before they leave school.

2020 Leavers Survey

Where did last year's Year 11 students go?

Wheatley Park Sixth Form: 115

Oxford College: 52

Aylesbury College: 7

Abingdon and Witney College: 6

Other school sixth form: 4

Other training/college: 6

Apprenticeship: 2

Other: 3

Where did last year's Year 13 students go?

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Wheatley Park Alumni

You may also be interested in our Alumni group.

Click on Alumni on the right handside for further information.

Useful information for parents and carers:

City of Oxford College virtual tour


This guide, for parents and carers from Success at School, explains the different pathways and options open to young people.