Careers Team

Raising the Participation Age

All young people are required to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. This does not have to mean staying in school.  Students can choose to study or train in any of the following ways:

  • Stay on full-time in a school, college or with a training provider (many young people also do a part time job alongside this).
  • Work or volunteer full-time, together with part-time education or training.
  • Take up an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Careers team

Biddenham has a dedicated and experienced careers team who are here to help guide students through their career and future options:

Ms C. Eckett

Deputy Headteacher – Curriculum, Careers Leader

Rachel Purvis

Careers Co-ordinator, Biddenham School.

Mrs B. Darlow

Student careers advisor KS5, Head of Enterprise, Employability and Work Skills

Mr M. Marlton

Student careers advisor KS3/4

Mrs H Cooper

Independent Careers Advisor

The dedicated careers library can be found in R5.

Careers interviews are by appointment, please email: to book an appointment.


Careers, Employability and Enterprise at Biddenham

Where are they now?

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Employer Engagement

Just a selection of companies we work with


How to support your child’s future career choices

Local Apprenticeship providers

Local Apprenticeship providers

Useful Career Links

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