We will soon be moving to app only communication . To ensure you are kept up to date on your child's progress in school download our  MCAS App

View navigation

We will soon be moving to app only communication . To ensure you are kept up to date on your child's progress in school download our  MCAS App

Filey School uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. For optimal performance please accept cookies. For more information please visit our cookies policy.

Accept and close

For Pupils

Careers and Guidance

Careers Education, Information and Guidance at Filey School


Filey School is committed to providing our students with a planned programme of activities to equip them with the necessary information and experiences to help them make appropriate choices regards future study and employment.

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the providers education or training offer.  This complies with the schools’ legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.  The offer also complies with the Provider Access Legislation (January 2023) which strengthens and supports the Baker Clause (2017).

Pupil Entitlement

All students in Year 8 – 11 are entitled:

To find out about Technical Education Qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training opportunities available at each transition point.

In relation to the Provider Access Legislation, the school is committed to the following…

Following the publication of the DFE Statutory Careers Guidance (updated January 2023), we have worked with partners in HE, FE, North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership, North Yorkshire Coast Higher Education Collaboration, Bourne Leisure, Youth Employment UK and Young Enterprise Company Programme to further improve and broaden the range of experiences available to our students.  In the December  2021  Ofsted Inspection, inspectors reported – ‘Leaders have ensured that pupils receive independent careers advice. As pupils returned to school following the most recent period of restrictions, leaders prioritised pupils in most need of advice, including those with SEND’


Outlined below, is our current careers programme, which shows the opportunities and experiences provided for our students in each academic year and term. In addition to the programme outlined below, CEIAG is also delivered as part of the Life programme by form tutors and also in Life Lessons and assemblies. From September 2023, the School’s designated Careers Leader is Mr Rowland. Our statutory duty to give independent and impartial careers advice is provided by Careers Adviser, Mrs Diane Barker.


Year 7 

Year 8 

Year 9 

Year 10 

Year 11 

Autumn Term 2023

Introduction to Higher Education - Coventry University.



Why go to University? –workshops delivered in school and organised by Coventry University. 



Life focus Autumn 2: 

Planning for the Workplace: post-16 pathways, careers advice, LMI, employability skills. 


Pathways & employability workshops by Coventry University. 




Life Focus Autumn 2: The World of Work 


Scarborough Science & Engineering Week – visit to Careers fair at Scarborough Spa to meet local employers, businesses, armed forces. 


Launch of YE Company Programme.


Life focus Autumn 2: 
Next Steps 
Post 16 Options
CV Writing
Transferrable Skills 

Mock Interviews with local employers and people from the world of work.

Presentations by NCS, plus post 16 providers and on post 16 pathways, including Apprenticeships, T-Levels, HE, Armed Forces. 

Individual careers meetings and creation of bespoke Careers Action Plans.

Aiming High talk by Coventry University.

STEM Masterclasses at Scarborough UTC.

Spring Term 2024 





Careers opportunity presentation delivered by Bourne Leisure.

Budgeting Workshop run by Coventry University.

Individual careers meeting and creation of bespoke Careers Action Plans.

Summer Term 2024 






Young Enterprise Drop Down Day – Launch Pad, business challenge event. 


College visits to S6F, East Riding College, UTC & Scarborough Tec. 


Individual careers meeting and creation of bespoke Careers Action Plans. 

NCS Programme.

Contact Details

Please feel free to contact either Mrs Rowland or Mrs Barker if you require any further information about the Careers programme; 

Year 11 Post-16 Options

We know that making decisions for future study after Year 11 is very important and that there are many pathways to consider. Throughout their time at Filey School, we have provided students with careers education to enable them to ensure that they choose the most appropriate route to take in September 2024. It is compulsory that all students are in some form of education, training or work-related learning until their 18th birthday. In order to support students and parents with these important decisions, we have collated below information about different further education providers, supporting resources and events that are taking place.

Careers Guidance Interviews

All year 11 students are guaranteed an individual careers guidance interview with Mrs Barker, our Careers Advisor. Many of these interviews have already taken place; however, Mrs Barker is continuing these interviews with students who have not yet received one or where there are actions to follow-up. An individual careers action plan is produced after the interview and shared with home. We would like to support you and your child as much as possible to ensure that they make the right decision for post-16 study.

Mock Interviews

We will be holding mock interviews in school on the morning of Friday 24th November. Each student will be provided with the opportunity to have a one-to-one meeting with an employer or an individual from the workplace. These will involve students sharing the CV which they have produced in the Life lessons and form time and will allow students to gain invaluable experience and advice in relation to transferrable skills. Students are invited to attend for the day wearing appropriate business attire; alternatively, school uniform will be expected as usual.

Timetable of events – post 16 provider open events

College Website Open events

Scarborough Tec

www.scarboroughtec.ac.uk Wednesday 22nd November 2023 5-7pm
Saturday 27th January 2024 9.30am-12pm Wednesday 20th March 2024 5-7pm

Scarborough Sixth Form

www.s6f.org.uk Tuesday 14th November 2023 6-8.30pm
Thursday 8th February 5-6.30pm

East Riding College (Bridlington campus)

Thursday 16 November 5-7pm
Thursday 18 January 5-7pm
Thursday 21 March 5-7pm
Thursday 13 June 5-7pm
Scarborough UTC www.sutc.coastandvale.academy Open to visitors every Monday from 14:30-16:30 Please book ahead using the enquiries@su.coastandvale.academy email or call 01723 82162
York College www.yorkcollege.ac.uk Saturday 25th November 2023, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Monday 5th February 2024, 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Tuesday 19th March 2024, 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Thursday 20th June 2024, 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Bishop Burton College www.bishopburton.ac.uk Sat 18 November 10:00 - 13:00
Sat 03 February 10:00 - 13:00
Sat 20 April 10:00 - 13:00
Tue 14 May 17:30 - 20:00
Sat 15 June 10:00 - 13:00
Askham Bryan College www.askham-bryan.ac.uk 25th November 2023 – Open morning
20th January 2024 - Open morning
9th March 2024 - Open morning
12th June 2024 – Open evening

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/ provides further information on exploring options and planning next steps. During this academic year we will invite local post 16 providers to visit Filey and speak to our year 11 students. This will help support students in making decisions. Our intention is to have all post 16 applications completed by January 2024.

Filey School Provider Access Policy Statement

Schools are required to ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access students in years 8 to 11 for the purposes of informing them about approved technical education, qualifications or apprenticeships. Schools must have a policy statement that outlines the circumstances in which education and training providers will be given access to these students.
This is outlined in section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

This policy statement shows how our school complies with these requirements. 

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into our careers programme and including parents’ evenings will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers. Please speak to Jo Rowland to identify the most suitable opportunity for you. 


Our safeguarding/child protection policy outlines the school’s procedure for checking the identity and suitability of visitors. Education and training providers will be expected to adhere to this policy. 

Premises and facilities

Management of provider access requests

A provider wishing to request access should contact: Jo Rowland, Careers Leader. Telephone: 01723 512354 Email: j.rowland@fi.coastandvale.academy 

Coast and Vale Learning Trust

About Coast and Vale Learning Trust

The Coast and Vale Learning Trust in Scarborough aims to improve education in the locality through establishing coherent and collaborative practice across schools and other educational institutions in the area.

Abstract vector created by freepik - www.freepik.com