Head of School - Anouska Gardner
Head of School - Anouska Gardner



Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

At Barlby High School our vision is that every child should flourish and develop a real love of learning. We want the very best for all our students and have high expectations for all. This is born from the belief that every child is full of potential and has a unique role to play in society. We wish for all students to reach and exceed their full academic potential at Barlby High School and progress successfully into further and higher education, training and employment and develop a lifelong love of learning. To flourish and thrive in their personal development and to make a positive contribution as active citizens to the local, national and global community. 

Our students have access to careers guidance and information from their first day with us in Year 7 until they move on to further education or training after their examinations in Year 11. 

Barlby High School’s careers leader is Karly Wallace who can be contacted on careers@bhs.hslt.academy or 01757 706161. Please contact Karly Wallace if you would like further information about our careers programme.

Students will have the opportunity to attend a careers guidance appointment with Mrs Janis Wilson (j.wilson@bhs.hslt.academy), our independent Careers Advisor and students in other year groups can request an interview at any time during the year by speaking to their form tutor.

Click for: Careers Programme Overview

You can see our Provider Access Policy Statement on our policies page

Baker Clause Policy Statement

Barlby High School adheres to the Baker Clause Policy Statement stipulating that schools must ensure that a “range of education and training providers” have access to students from Year 7 to Year 11 so that the students can be informed of the technical education and apprenticeships options that are available to them post 16.


Barlby High School is working towards achieving and exceeding the eight Gatsby Benchmarks to enable high quality careers provision, working with the North Yorkshire Business Education Partnership.

There are regular opportunities for pupils to feedback on the careers programme including questionnaires through PSHE. 

Careers Calendar

September 2022
12th SeptemberOpportunities to explore various roles with in BT
14th SeptemberNHS Allied Healthcare Virtual Work Experience offered to Y10 and Y11
October 2022
5th OctoberLaw and Finance Virtual Work Experience from the British Law Society
7th OctoberYork College YR11 Assembly
11th OctoberAda Lovelace Day
14th OctoberSelby College YR11 Assembly
17th OctoberYR11 Parents Parents evening Selby and York College
Tuesday 18th OctoberNext Gen Careers Fair Leeds YR10
21st OctoberAll Saints College YR11 Assembly
November 2022
Monday 4th NovemberNew Pontefract College YR11 Assembly
Monday 14th NovemberPost-16 Opportunities at British Airways
18th NovemberBishop Burton College YR11 Assembly
24th NovemberYour Child, Their Future - Parent / Guardian Information Evening - how students can navigate the job market to find work experience/internship placements, including how to put together CVs and fill out application forms, and how to prepare for the working world.
December 2022
8th DecemberArmy Careers visit YR9 Parents evening
13th DecemberTaster Day YR10 and YR11
January 2023
Tuesday 10th JanuaryYork College Taster Day Year 11
11th JanuaryYork Uni Discover Economics
February 2023
February 2023 tbc.Careers event for all Year groups.
March 2023
24th MarchSelby College YR 10 Taster Day
April 2023
10th - 14th July 2023Year 10 Work Experience

School Sixth Forms and Colleges

Askham Bryan College


Askham Bryan are holding an Information Evening on Tuesday 2 March, 5.00pm – 6.30pm and an Open Morning on Saturday 20 March, 10.00am – 1.00pm. You can book your place here.

Bishop Burton College


If you have attended an Open Event at Bishop Burton College but you’re still not sure which college course is for you, they are offering taster sessions. Find out more and book your place here

Fulford School Sixth Form


New College Pontefract


Selby College


York College



www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship – Search for vacancies
www.york.gov.uk/yorkapprenticeships – Join the York Apprenticeship Talent Pool
www.amazingapprenticeships.com – Apprenticeships, T Levels and Traineeships
www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk – Apprenticeships, Jobs, Reviews & Careers Advice For School & College Leavers
Parent Pack – April 2021 – Apprenticeship information from Amazing Apprenticeships

Labour market information and careers exploration

Higher Education

www.ucas.ac.uk – Research University courses.
A guide to making A level choices for University courses – Russell Group
www.prospects.ac.uk – A useful careers website aimed at Graduates. Look at Careers Advice, What can I do with my Degree?
https://unistats.ac.uk/ – University league tables.
www.gov.uk/student-finance – Higher Education Student Finance.
www.university.which.co.uk – Information about Higher Education

Click here for details of HE and Oxbridge Webinars For Barlby High School (Year 10, 11, 12)

Post 16 Financial Support

Bursary Fund – www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund

Keep in touch

If you have any queries or feedback on our careers programme, please contact Mr R Ayres who can be contacted on 01757 706161 or by email:-  r.ayres@bhs.hlt.academy


It was an absolute privilege and delight to watch our Year 10 GCSE Drama students perform Blood Brothers last week. They were brilliant and are a credit to the school. Well done everyone. pic.twitter.com/Ec9D…