The academy encourages students to aim high and to set themselves high aspirations. For older students, curriculum arrangements provide a variety of routes to enable as many students as possible to gain the entry requirements for further education and from there into higher education. There is guidance and consultation with parents / carers regarding the most appropriate choice of course.
Throughout years 9 to 11, there is an Aim Higher programme that encourages young people to set their sights on higher education and also on high status careers. This is achieved through a carefully structured programme, including:
- Careers advice and guidance
- Student access to role models and mentoring
- Business links, for example with local and national partners.