Priory Community School given award for 'fantastic' careers advice

PUBLISHED: 15:07 10 May 2017

James Wilmot and the students from Priory Community School.

James Wilmot and the students from Priory Community School.

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A secondary school in Worle has been given an award for how it helps students with their careers.

Priory Community School, in Queensway, has been given an Employability Chartermark by Business West and the Local Enterprise Partnership.

It recognises how the school provides accessible careers advice to its students and inspires them to work towards their dream jobs.

Head of careers James Wilmot said: “We are delighted at this award.

“Priory is my old school and is a fantastic example of how schools can prepare their students for a lifetime of success.

“Every student leaves Priory with a career plan, work experience, interview skills, a CV and the resilience to make their way in life.”

Priory has worked with the education charity Future First to find former students who can give talks and inspire others.

One group of enterprising year 10 students created a publishing company called Priory Press after their first book was released last year.

Recent visitors included a science lecturer from Cardiff University, who gave a talk on volcanoes, and a law degree student.

Inspectors from Business West also praised the school’s enterprise projects, its online resources, and student visits to some of the town’s employers.

Students also take part in work experience placements, and go on college and university taster days.

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