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Careers Education

At Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, we are passionate about ensuring we provide our students with as much careers guidance as possible to enable them to make excellent decisions for bright futures.

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Please click for our Provider Access Policy.
Please click for our CIAEG Plan 2018-19 for this academic year. 


Careers Advice

Our Careers Lead within the academy is:

Mr Keeble

01493 660218

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy is also working in partnership with the county Enterprise Coordinator (North Norfolk, South Norfolk & Gt Yarmouth) to lead on additional CIAEG opportunities throughout the year, as well as careers workshops for Years 9-11.

In addition to this, Cliff Park Ormiston Academy has access to U-Explore, a program that enables students to contact a local, online advisor called a ‘Careers Partner’. Students are able to email this contact regarding anything related to their future plans, including career choices and college applications.

In Form Time, students complete a range of careers-focused learning activities throughout Years 7-11 to help them to make excellent choices.

Careers Fairs, Parents’ Information Evenings and student visits to our local colleges and universities ensure students are fully informed about their future pathways. It is this support that has helped us achieve a 0% NEET figure for the last three years, meaning every year 11 students who has left Cliff Park Ormiston Academy has found employment, training opportunities or gone on to study at college.

Year 8 Work Shadowing and Year 10 Work Experience give students the opportunity to sample life within a professional, working environment, whilst our work with outside providers, such as ‘Human Utopia’, develops students’ learning skills and sharpens their team work. Our Banham Zoo trip explores many jobs involved in a successful zoo setting and is an introduction into the world of work.

Please ensure all relevant forms for Year 8 Work Shadowing and Year 10 Work Experience are returned to Mrs Carroll by Friday 5th April 2019. All of the relevant documentation can be found below.

Year 8 Work Shadowing Letter 2019

Y8 Work Shadowing – Placement Agreement Form 2019

Y8 Work Shadowing – Parental Consent Form 2019

Year 10 Work Experience Letter 2019

Year 10 Work Experience – Generic Placement Form

Year 8 Options 2019

At Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, we work really hard to deliver an exceptional experience, enabling all to reach their full potential.

It is very important to us, therefore, that our curriculum delivers a rich and varied range of opportunities, thus producing successful students ready for the challenges of life in the 21st century. By combining the hallmarks of a traditional secondary education with a progressive vocational curriculum, relevant to contemporary life and future employment, we have become one of the leading secondary academies in the country for exam results and progression.

Selecting options is an important part of the process. It is your opportunity to explore your interests, prepare for your future and to begin further studies that will flourish into success. It is essential, therefore, to consider carefully the option subjects you choose. Make the choice based on your interests, what you want your future to look like and, above all, what you enjoy.

On Thursday, 14th March, we will be holding an Option Evening for you and your parents/guardians to attend. This presentation will outline the options process and give an overview of the subject available. On the 21st March, your Parents’ Evening is an excellent opportunity for you and your parents to talk to subject teachers about your option choices.

Option forms are available to download below. All completed forms should be returned to Mrs Carroll by Friday, 5th May 2019.

Year 8 Options Booklet – 2019

Options Sheet 2019

Year 11 2018 Leavers Destinations Data

All of our Year 11 students successfully entered further education, employment or training. We congratulate them on their achievements and look forward to ensuring that all our future students realise their full potential.

Total Year 11 students East Norfolk Sixth Form College % East Coast College % Norwich City College % Access To Music % Other % Left Area % Apprenticeships % NEET % Total
170 45.0 43.0 2.0 1.0 1.9 2.7 3.3 1.1 100.0


Total Pupil Premium Year 11 students East Norfolk Sixth Form College % East Coast College % Norwich City College % Access To Music % Other % Left Area % Apprenticeships % NEET % Total
55 52.0 38.0 0 0 2.2 3.4 2.2 2.2 100.0


Total EAL Year 11 students East Norfolk Sixth Form College % East Coast College % Norwich City College % Access To Music % Other % Left Area % Apprenticeships % NEET % Total
10 38.0 52.0 0 0 2.2 3.4 2.2 2.2 100.0


Total SEN Year 11 students East Norfolk Sixth Form College % East Coast College % Norwich City College % Access To Music % Other % Left Area % Apprenticeships % NEET % Total
48 27.0 55.0 2.0 4.2 3.2 3.4 2.2 2.0 100.0


Insight into Industry Meetings for Students

At Cliff Park, we are proud of the fact that all our students go on to college or training once they have left us, resulting in a NEET figure (not in education, employment or training) of 0%.

We are committed to providing students with information and guidance that helps inform students’ future career choices.

As part of this, we have developed a partnership with individuals working in a diverse selection of industries to create ‘Insight into Industry’ sessions.

Each session is an opportunity for students in Years 9-11 to meet an individual who is working in an industry area that they are interested in. They will be able to find out about what they get up to on a daily basis, as well as the educational route they took into this industry area.

These sessions:

  • Take place during Break Time in the Library
  • Are only open to students who have a genuine interest in this area
  • Have a maximum of 12 places available for each session.

Download the Insight into Industry Booklet 2019

The web links below provide information on university applications, apprenticeships and career choices. is a website designed to educate you in the massive spectrum of opportunities we have in Norfolk and Suffolk
Russell Group universities are committed to the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research.
START is your own personal portal to careers education, information, advice and guidance. Ask your Form Tutor or Mr Keeble for your username and password.
Supported by Norfolk County Council, the Apprenticeships Norfolk Network has been set up to make it easier for employers and young people to find out more about Apprenticeships.
The information, advice and careers guidance website for young people in Norfolk
We provide application services across a range of subject areas and modes of study for UK higher education providers.
Swarm connects entrepreneurial young people with business owners. Our young people work through a Level 3 enterprise apprenticeship and apply their learning to make money for the small business.
Opportunities Norfolk is an initiative aimed at connecting young people with opportunities with local training providers and employers in Norfolk. Supported by Norfolk County Council.

University Interview Guide -The guide showcases some of the most common questions asked during an interview, as well as tips on how students can best answer them. It also shares advice on how to present oneself to make a good impression; such as being assertive (but not overbearing), using strong and confident body language, type of clothes to wear, and plenty of other practical and useful information.

The Ultimate Guide to Completing an Application Form – This guide offers helpful advice on how to prepare and submit a job application. It also includes sample questions and responses and other useful tips to help give an application the best chances of success.


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