Every child should leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. This means ensuring academic rigour supported by excellent teaching, and developing in every young person the values, skills and behaviours they need to get on in life. All children should receive a rich provision of classroom and extra-curricular activities that develop a range of character attributes, such as resilience and grit, which underpin success in education and employment. High quality, independent careers guidance is also crucial in helping pupils emerge from school more fully rounded and ready for the world of work. Young people want and need to be well-informed when making subject and career decisions (DfE March  2015)

At Icknield we provide a wealth of different experiences across a student’s 5 years with us to prepare them for their next stages into further education and employment.  We work with various outside agencies to provide this.

adviza Adviza - Adviza are our independent Information, Advice and Guidance to our students.  All students in Years 10 and 11 will have meetings with our Adviza Representative, Siobhan Gallivan. Students will be prioritised according to need and may have many appointments until they feel prepared to make their next steps.
bp BP – We are a BP link school.  We work with BP to improve education of Business and STEM Careers.  They provide us with current cutting edge resources in Science and Technology.  They also help us during our Mock Interview process providing us with many experienced interviewers to help guide our Year 11 students.
O2i O2i – We work with Opportunities to Inspire to make links with local businesses for careers information, work experience, business mentoring and inspiration through various extra-curricular activities.
Buckproject The Buck Project – some of our students work with mentors from the Buck Project to ensure that they are maximising their time in school to get the qualifications and skills they need to move onto further education.
oxme OXME – The website is Oxfordshire County Council's website for young people and includes information about opportunities, activities and services for children and young people in Oxfordshire.
oxlep The Oxfordshie Labour Market Information Partnership (OxLEP) is a partnership founded to help share enterprises and developments in Oxfordshire with young people, showing them which jobs are in demand now and in the future.
The Apprenticeship Guide The Apprenticeship Guide is a website dedicated to helping young people finding and applying for Apprenticeships throughout the UK.
 Eclips  eCLIPS is an easy-to-use online careers resource that provides regularly updated information on over 1,000 jobs and careers. If you require a login, please contact Helen Richardson (Careers Manager) for details.




Leaders have ensured that students make consistent and strong progress over time as a result of effective teaching. (Ofsted 2015).