The Next Step – Higher Education & Apprenticeships

The Next Step – Higher Education & Apprenticeships

The Featherstone Academy is part of the National Collaborative Outreach Project through Go Higher West Yorkshire.

Our dedicated member of staff in the school is Sarah Cooper. She will work closely with students who may experience barriers to continuing their education or who simply need more information about the choices on offer to them. Sarah will organise trips outside school, visiting speakers and workshops for students which will help students to make informed choices about their future.

Contact: Sarah Cooper, Higher Education Progression Officer
Tel: 01977 698000
Email: [email protected]

For more information about NCOP and Go Higher West Yorkshire, please visit their website:


Information for parents, students, teachers and employers:


Whether you’re a parent and unsure how to best support your child in making decisions for their next steps, a student wanting to know more about your options, a teacher wanting to support careers withing your curriculum area, or an employer wanting to know what you can do to grow your business and support local school, please use the links below to help you.



GCSE options

Is your child feeling anxious about their next steps?

Personality tests to help chose a career








Information on local market information:

2021 local market information report:


Local colleges:

New College Pontefract:

New College Pontefract (


Wakefield College:

Wakefield College – Transforming Lives Through Learning…


Rodillian Academy 6th form:

Post 16 Curriculum – The Rodillian Academy


UTC – Leeds:

Home – UTC Leeds


Castleford academy 6th form:

Castleford Academy – Post 16 Information


Leeds City college:

Full Time or Part Time Education – Leeds City College


Askham Bryan:

Askham Bryan College (


Barnsley College:

Barnsley Sixth Form College


The Featherstone Academy