Week A

Whether you already know what career you want, or not, now is the time to start planning. 

Career Pilot

Careers Leader

Dr S Capaldi [Assistant Headteacher] - 0118 901 5800


Year 7 and 8

Students find out about themselves and develop skills such as team building during Big Learning Days and Mentor time.

Year 9

Big Learning Day on careers and options to help students make informed choices when deciding on their GCSEs.

Year 10

Big Learning Day on careers and employability skills to help students make informed choices when deciding on their future pathway.

Year 11

One to one interviews with impartial careers adviser.

Sixth Form

The Sixth Form pastoral team guide students in planning for life beyond Highdown. Students have access to a range of resources on the school website including information about UCAS, universities and apprenticeships.

Students can self-refer or be referred by their tutor to meet with the careers adviser.

If you would like more information about our careers programme, please do not hesitate to contact Dr S Capaldi [Careers Leader]. The impact of our Careers Programme is measured and assessed through progression and destinations information and through student voice.

Our Provider Access Policy Statement can be found here.

Our Careers Programme is reviewed annually in the Summer Term.

Please find below Careerometer which is a freely available widget provided by the LMI for All service. It is an easy way to get access to labour market information:


Morrisby Profile (Psychometric Assessment) is the foremost careers diagnostic tool available to anyone who wishes to identify the career opportunities most appropriate for them. It uses a series of paper-based tests and a questionnaire, which together assess aptitude and work/ study orientated personality and lasts 3 hours.

Highdown students, Year 10 and above, have the opportunity to take this test in school during one of the bi-annual sessions, which are usually run in January and June. The cost of the Morrisby package, which includes detailed one-to-one feedback of the personal report, is approximately £100. There is a bursary available to fund Morrisby places for those whose family income is below £26,000. Future dates for Morrisby Testing at Highdown will appear here in due course.