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 2019



Open day/evening

Epping Forest District Sixth Form    

Debden Park Sixth Form

0208 508 2979


14th November 2019 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Epping St Johns Sixth Form 

01992 573028


12th November 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm


Roding Valley Sixth Form 

020 8508 1173 Check website date to be confirmed

Anglo European


01277 354018 26th September 2019 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Bancrofts School


020 8505 4821

23rd October 2019

8.00pm -9.30pm

Bishops Stortford High


01279 868686

13th November 2019

6.00pm – 9.00pm

Broxbourne School


01992 411060 Check website date to be confirmed

Chigwell School


020 8501 5700 17th October 2019 7.30pm -9.30pm

Chingford Foundation


020 8506 3871 Check website date to be confirmed

Davenant Foundation


020 8508 0404

14th November 2019

6.30 pm – 9.00pm

Goffs School


01992 424200

Check website date to be confirmed

6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Highams Park Academy


020 8527 4051 Check website date to be confirmed

Ilford County High School


020 8551 6496

Check website date to be confirmed


John Warner School


01992 462889

14th November 2019

6.00pm – 8.00pm



01920 462210

14th November 2019

7.00pm – 9.00 pm

St Mary’s School (Cheshunt)


01992 629124

Check website date to be confirmed

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Trinity Catholic High School

020 8504 3419 check website nearer date for times

West Hatch High School

0208 5048216

6th November 2019

Time to be confirmed

Woodford County High


0208 5040611 Check website

For further information contact Mrs Hammond – Careers

College Details 2019




Access to Music

0800 281842

 Check web for further dates and times.

ADA College

0203 105 0125

A National College for Digital Skills

9th October 5.00 pm

Barking & Dagenham


020 8090 3020

Check online which campus you wish to attend

BCE Big Creative Education Academy

020 8498 3300

Check website for details

Capel Manor College


08456 122 122

Sat 12th October 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Sat 28th March 2020

Chelmsford College


01245 29 30 31


Check website for details

City and Islington College



Check on line which centre the open days are at

New City College (Epping Forest campus)


020 8502 8633

16th November 11.00 am – 3.00 pm

5th February 2020 – 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm

East London Arts & Music Academy


0207 515 2159


7th November Apply on Line

Haringey, Enfield & North East London College

020 8442 3055

Sat 9th November 10.00 am to 2.00 pm


Harlow College 


01279 868000

15th October- 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm

5th February 2020 – 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Hertford Regional College


01992 411400

Broxbourne and Ware Campus

Sat 21st September 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

6th November 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm

11th December 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Fashion Retail Academy


020 7307 2345

Book on to the open day on the website all year

Havering College


01708 455011

Check Website for dates

London College of Beauty Therapy


020 7208 1300

All year

Book on to open day on the website

London Screen Academy

0207 788 8132

Opened 2019, specialising in film, Creative media, production and technology

17th October 2019 

5.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Redbridge College


020 8548 7400


Check website


01279 621570

Applications can be made on line

Sir George Monoux College

208 5233 544

Check Website for dates. You will need to print out an invitation slip from the website

Stansted Airport College

01279 701430

19th October  10.00 am – 2.00 pm

12th February 2020 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Waltham Forest College


0208 501 8501

Check website for campus dates

Writtle College


01245 424 200

Check website for campus dates

City of Westminster College


0207 258 2721

Check website for details.

Westminster Kingsway College

0207 963 4115


To be confirmed check web for details

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