Sacred Heart Catholic High School seeks to ensure that our students will access high quality careers and bright futures that will improve the experiences of their lives and ensure they are able to successfully and morally influence their own society.


We expect our students to become beacons of social mobility and we facilitate the highest expectations and ambitions by offering wide and varied opportunities to experience- accessing better paid, better quality work than their peers and increased engagement with top universities and selective courses.



Sacred Heart Catholic High School is committed to providing our students with a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CIAG) for all students in years 7–13.


Sacred Heart Catholic High School endeavours to implement the Gatsby Benchmarks, alongside other guidance from The Department of Education, other providers and Ofsted as it appears.



Sacred Heart Catholic High School’s Careers Education and Guidance policy has the following aims:

  • to contribute to strategies for raising achievement, especially by increasing motivation

  • to support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity

  • to encourage participation in continued learning including higher education and further education

  • to develop enterprise and employment skills

  • to contribute to the economic prosperity of individuals and communities

  • to meet the needs of all our students through appropriate differentiation

  • to focus students on their future aspirations

  • to involve parents and carers