Our aim is to ensure all students are able to make an informed choice for their future learning and careers in preparation for when they leave King Harold Academy, ensuring our students achieve success at all levels.

In October 2016 King Harold Academy received re-accreditation for the Recognition of Quality Award (RoQA) for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Award. We also achieved the Quality in Careers Standard in October 2016.

Mrs Hammond is a qualified Careers Adviser and has a Level 6 qualification in Careers, Education and Guidance, and is available in the Careers Office on Thursday and Friday each week during lunchtime and after school.

We have an established careers programme delivered through our PHSE lessons.  In Years 7 to 11 we encourage students to explore and consider their options and pathways available to them.  KS4 students take part in our Work Experience programme, Mock Interview Day and Careers Events; lessons include CV advice on how to write and create a CV, application forms and letters of application.  In KS3 students complete career lessons to raise students aspirations through self-development, career wellbeing and employability.  Our students also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of careers events including our annual Careers Fair in partnership with our local schools and FE college, Breakfast for Business, and higher education workshops and trips through the Make Happen Programme.

Our students have access to:

  • One-to-one impartial Careers Advice and Guidance in Year 11.
  • Group interviews for Year 10.
  • Year 9 options interview
  • A planned careers curriculum delivered through PHSE lessons in Period 1
  • Advice and guidance on applying for Apprenticeships, Sixth form and College courses, including researching careers, finding courses, applications and writing personal statements
  • Assemblies from Further Education providers, Apprenticeships through Essex County Council and National Citizen Service.
  • Access to online careers programmes Job Explorer Database and Kudos for career exploration

The Careers Library is open at break and  lunch times and after school and is fully resourced with books, information and local college/sixth form prospectuses.  There is IT access, and students can research colleges, sixth forms, universities, apprenticeships and job opportunities.

The school regularly assesses the impact of the careers programme and follows the guidelines from the Eight Gatsby Benchmarks.  This is monitored by assessments from students, parents, employers and staff. This could be through evaluations, destination data, pastoral support feedback and an annual improvement review.

The Careers Department hold a vital role in school, making sure that each student is equipped with the necessary skills and information to go onto further education or out into the world of work.

If you are able to offer a two week work experience placement or take part in our Mock Interview programme please contact:

Mrs J.Hammond
Careers Lead

Tel.: 01992 714800

Please see below to view details of local college and sixth form open days and contact details.

Sixth Form Details 2020



Epping Forest District Sixth Form  

Debden Park Sixth Form

0208 508 2979

Epping St Johns Sixth Form 

01992 573028

Roding Valley Sixth Form 

020 8508 1173

Anglo European

01277 354018

Bancrofts School

020 8505 4821

Bishops Stortford High

01279 868686

Broxbourne School

01992 411060

Chigwell School

020 8501 5700

Chingford Foundation

020 8506 3871

Davenant Foundation

020 8508 0404

Goffs School

01992 424200

Highams Park Academy

020 8527 4051

Ilford County High School

020 8551 6496

John Warner School

01992 462889


01920 462210

St Mary’s School (Cheshunt)

01992 629124

Trinity Catholic High School

020 8504 3419

West Hatch High School

0208 5048216

Woodford County High

0208 5040611

For further information contact Mrs Hammond – Careers

College Details 2020

College Contact

Access to Music Creative Arts

0800 281842

ADA College

0203 105 0125

Barking & Dagenham


020 8090 3020

BCE Big Creative Education Academy

020 8498 3300

Capel Manor College

 08456 122 122

Chelmsford College

 01245 29 30 31

City and Islington College


New City College (Epping Forest campus)


020 8502 8633

East London Arts & Music Academy ELAM

 0207 515 2159

Haringey, Enfield & North East London College

020 8442 3055

Harlow College

 01279 868000

Hertford Regional College

 01992 411400

Fashion Retail Academy

 020 7307 2345

Havering College

 01708 455011

London College of Beauty Therapy

 020 7208 1300

London Screen Academy

020 7788 8132


Redbridge College

 020 8548 7400


01279 621570

Sir George Monoux College

0208 5233 544

Stansted Airport College

01279 701430

Waltham Forest College


0208 501 8501

Writtle College


01245 424 200

City of Westminster College


0207 258 2721

Westminster Kingsway College

0207 963 4115 

For further information contact Mrs Hammond – Careers

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