What we offer at Post 16
At Tuxford, regardless of which pathway you are thinking of taking, there will be plenty of support to aid you with the application process from form tutors, teachers and other students. We are committed to ensuring that you are kept up to date with the opportunities that are out there and, most importantly, what you need to do to take them.
A full overview of Tuxford Academy’s careers offering across all year groups can be found here.
A weekly information, advice and guidance bulletin is emailed to every student and is also discussed during form time with their tutor. This bulletin is kept up to date with information on apprenticeship vacancies, employment opportunities and university open days, as well as study and revision tips.
The bursary fund is made available from the government through its funding body – Education Funding Agency (EFA) for 16-19 year olds – to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers.
16-19 Bursary application form(opens in new tab)
A week is set aside each year for students to source, arrange and complete a work experience placement with whichever employer they feel will be most relevant to their future pathway. This is an excellent opportunity to practise ‘real life’ skills which will become invaluable when writing a CV or application in the future – giving our students the edge over those with just academic qualifications.
University outreach and visits
Many opportunities are given for students to complete outreach programmes with universities. These range from specialist residential support with applications for medicine and Oxbridge, to programmes designed for students who are undecided on whether they want to go to university. In addition, we run a residential visit to Lancaster University each year in order to give students a flavour of what university life will be like.
We also invite outside speakers from universities, colleges, apprenticeship providers and employers to give you an overview of what each different career pathway might look like.
Post 18 student finance
Planning for your child to go to university or college can be daunting, and worries about finance can often seem like a barrier. There are a range of grants, scholarships and bursaries available to students, to make the cost of higher education more manageable. Student loans are also tailored to a student’s personal circumstances.
You can get an idea of what finance your child may be eligible for here, and search for scholarships and bursaries here.