Young people can leave school on the last Friday in June if they are 16 by the end of the summer holidays, but the Government expects them to continue in approved education or training until at least their 18th birthday. Some benefits, including child benefits, can only be claimed post-16 if the young person continues in approved education or training.
Most young people stay in full-time education, for example at a college or sixth form, while others start apprenticeships or traineeships. There’s a range of options for young people to continue in education after leaving school. The following pages can help young people explore the options available to them, and the local providers offering post-16 education.
What's your next move?
The Department for Education (DfE) has produced a video outlining the education options for those aged 16+.
Open Events 2022
|Beths Grammar School - current Beths Year 11 students||Thursday 10 November||5.30pm to 7pm|
|Beths Grammar School - external Year 11 students||Thursday 17 November - online information evening. Tours on various mornings from the end of November through to the end of January||6pm to 7.30pm - check website for details and booking|
|Bexley Grammar School||Tuesday 15 November||5.30pm to 8pm|
|Bexleyheath Academy||Thursday 24 November||5pm to 6.45pm|
|Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School - current Year 11 students||Thursday 3 November||
3pm to 5pm
|Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School - external Year 11 students||Wednesday 9 November||5.30pm to 8.30pm|
|Thursday 10 November||5.30pm to 8.30pm|
|Christ the King: St Mary’s||Saturday 12 November||10am to 1pm|
|Cleeve Park School||Thursday 1 December 2022||5pm to 7pm|
|Haberdashers’ Crayford Academy||Thursday 24 November||4pm to 6pm|
|Harris Academy Falconwood - current Year 11 students||To be confirmed||4.30pm to 7pm|
|Harris Garrard Academy||Thursday 10 November||5pm to 7.30pm|
|London College of Performing Arts||Friday 11 November||All day|
|LSEC: Bexley Campus||Thursday 3 November||4pm to 7pm|
|LSEC: Construction campus||Thursday 3 November||4pm to 7pm|
|Marlborough School||Please contact the school to arrange an appointment|
|Shooters Hill Sixth Form College||Wednesday 9 November||4.30 pm to 6.30pm|
|Townley Grammar School||Wednesday 16 November||5pm to 8:30pm|
|Trinity School||Thursday 3 November||6pm - check website for updates|
|Welling School||Thursday 10 November||4pm to 6pm|
|Woodside Academy||Please contact the school to arrange an appointment|