Decisions Post-16

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

Post 16 Open Events 2022
Provider Date Time
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