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The Barlow RC High School

Destination Information



Our pupils leave The Barlow for a range of destinations; colleges, apprenticeships providers and employers. Our 2023 leavers went on to the following destinations:

  • Xaverian College - 44%
  • The Trafford and Stockport College Group - 15%
  • LTE Group - 13%
  • Loreto College - 11%
  • Aquinas College - 2%
  • Access to Music - 2%
  • Military Preparation College - 1%

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.

Pupils 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 from 2015, all young people are expected to stay in some form of learning until they are 18. 

Pupils 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