Acle Academy


Careers and Moving On

Approaching the end of Year 11? - Assistance from NCC

Please see here for Norfolk County Council's 'On Track for September 2020' release, containing support for Year 11 students.

COVID-19 Closure - Message to Year 11 - 20.03.2020

We know this is a very stressful time for you. I will be in touch with EVERYONE over the coming weeks to check your destination information and do anything I can to help you.

All of you have been added to the year 11 Google Drive Document which gives year 11 information. I will keep this updated with all of the information I am given. PLEASE keep an eye on this weekly.

Here is the information I have so far!

East Norfolk Sixth From are in the process of contacting all year 11 students.

If you have not yet had your interview with them this will now take place over the phone on the same date and time as you were expected to attend. 

They will also email you with course information.

If you have any queries please email the admissions

East Coast College & Lowestoft Sixth Form are guaranteeing places for year 11 students. 

If you have not been interviewed yet they will be completing these over the phone.

If you have not yet applied but now want to you can complete your application via their website.

If you have any queries please email them

City College have updated their website with the following information:

"What does this mean for students planning on joining us in September?

Our admissions and curriculum teams are working together to continue preparing for you to join our College in September. We will be in touch with further details over the coming days."

This information with also apply for Paston College and Easton College.

As soon I know more I will update you.

If you have any worries or concerns or would like an additional careers appointment please email me, letting me know the best number to contact you on.

Mrs Pentney 

Equipping our young people to leave school and move successfully in to further education, employment or training has always held high priority at Acle.  The careers programme we offer takes a practical approach, giving students the employability skills so essential to both finding and being successful in their chosen path.

We are committed to careers and work-related learning which includes work experience, visitors in school, opportunities for visits out and a Year 11 programme which has kept our school’s record of leavers entering further education and training amongst the very best in the UK.

Please contact Mr Nic Bliss for more information on careers education at Acle.

Thinking of an apprenticeship?  You can find apprenticeships in almost any subject and at any level. For general advice, go to the Apprenticeship site.  To look for apprenticeships in this area, log on to the Apprenticeship Matching Service, but don’t forget, you can also look on the  Help You Choose website. Apprenticeship training providers in this area include: Eagit, Norfolk Training Services and Broadland Council Training Services. British Telecom, British Sugar and KLM have all taken Acle students onto their engineering apprenticeship schemes.

There are a huge range of businesses in Norwich and Great Yarmouth offering apprenticeships that are not listed here -  please ask at school if you need help finding one. Remember, there are also useful links on the Career Pathways section below. 

Need more help? Please speak to Mrs Small for more information on Careers.


Explore your options by clicking on each of the links below

The Apprenticeship Guide
The Apprenticeship Guide gives online access to loads of useful information about apprenticeships, general careers advice, direct links to employers and training providers that offer apprenticeships, real life stories and much more.

Help You Choose
Help You Choose is where you can find out about all the courses on offer in Norfolk.  Look here for information on college courses and applications.  Job and apprenticeship opportunities are also advertised here as well as a wealth of information on careers progression.

Follow the link for a great guide by JobHero called the “Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Career”.

Kudos is a leading career development service that helps young people to explore, develop and maximise their potential.

The National Careers Service
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.

Career Pathways

Starting to think about your future career?  These websites will give you information about both the range of jobs available within each ‘Career Family’ and the qualification pathways you could take.