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We aim to make Careers a key part of day to day learning, delivered through every subject as well as through PSHE, trips and visits, and vitally, the students’ own endeavours, networks and initiative, making use of tools and opportunities we provide along the way. We have designed our programme in such a way as to fulfil the government’s Gatsby benchmarks for careers provision.

Careers Lead: Mr M Cakebread

Careers Link Trustee: Mrs J Newbigging

Independent Careers Advisor:

Mrs S Khosla-Malhotra

Work Experience Administrator:

Mrs A Baker

Deputy Head: Mrs H Shering

Our aim is for all students to develop a personal, realistic and aspirational action plan for their future career(s). We want our students to work independently, to research intelligently, and to benefit from appropriate guidance, in order that they will understand their future study and local market career options and grasp the link between their wider studies and the working world. By so doing, and through engagement in meaningful encounters with further and higher education establishments, employers and workplaces, our students will discover successful pathways for themselves as individuals.

Note: whilst we will do all we reasonably can to offer help and advice, students should remember

that they are ultimately responsible for shaping their own careers. Our most successful students

have a fantastic track record of taking this responsibility.

Heads of Year coordinate the actions of tutors; often a first point of contact if a student has a

careers related query

Subject Teachers link careers to the curriculum

To request a careers appointment or for any other general careers enquiries,

email us:

For enquiries about Year 10 or Year 12 Work Experience, please email

Please swipe through the images for careers learning & oppotunities:

Aerial Photo of a Forest

Year 7

Welcome to The Burgate! A new start in a new school, very possibly with new friends, quite probably with new routines, and definitely with new responsibilities. It’s a really exciting year you have ahead of you.

Work Experience Forms 

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