2015/162016/172017/18National
All pupils99.4%100.0%96.4%94.0%
All pupils (sustained)89.0%86.0%
PP96.2%100.0%97.6%88.0%
Non PP    
SEND81.8%100.0%98.8%%89.0%
None SEND    
Boys98.6%100.0%96.3%93.0%
Girls97.9%100.0%96.5%94.0%
EAL100.0%100.0%100.0% 
LAC100.0%100.0%100.0%85.0%
Education91.0%96.3%92.7%86.0%
Apprenticeship4.2%2.5%0.6%5.0%
Training3.6%0.6%3.7%0.0%
Employment with study0.0%0.6%0.0%0.0%
Employment without training0.6%0.0%0.0%3.0%

Our students leave The Barlow for a range of destinations; colleges, apprenticeships providers and employers. These include: 

  • Loreto, Xaverian, The Manchester College, The Trafford College group (including Stockport College), Aquinas and The Cheadle & Marple College Network, UTC Media, Access to Music.  Pupils can study a range of A-Level, BTEC and vocational courses.
  • The Growth Company Education and Skills http://www.gceducationandskills.ac.uk/  Year 11’s can also find  current apprenticeship vacancies offered by all training providers by visiting and registering with https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship  Pupils receive support with finding a range of apprenticeships.

Students are supported through this important stage with a personalised transition programme planned with our impartial careers advisor, parents/carers and other key professionals to ensure a smooth and effective transition to post 16.

Raising the Participation Age:

The Education and Skills Act 2008 set out that from 2015 all 16 and 17 year-olds will be required to participate in education or training. It is Government policy that by 2013, all young people will be expected to stay in some form of learning until they are 17. This will increase to age 18 by 2015. It means that those in Year 11 in 2013 will remain in learning until they are 17 years old; and those leaving Year 11 from 2014 will remain in learning until they are 18.

Students will be able to choose from the following options:

  • Full-time education, such as school sixth form or FE college
  • Work-based learning, for example as an apprentice
  • Part-time education or training, if they are employed, self-employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours a week