Castle School

Odell Road, Leamore, Walsall, West Midlands WS3 2ED



Careers at Castle School 


News, updates, Open Evenings and more

Year 11, 12 and 13 recently attended the National School and College Leaver Festival.  Here we met a range of education and training providers and employers and got to try out lots of different activities and discover education and career opportunities we had never thought of before.

Click below to see Amazing Apprenticeships' informative video to find out more about how an apprenticeship could work for your child.

Click below to see a brand new 6-minute film (with British Sign Language interpretation) following the inspirational stories of apprentices with learning differences, disabilities and health conditions. Learn how these apprentices are progressing their careers through apprenticeships and the ways that their employers and training providers are supporting them.

Keep checking the link to view Walsall College Open Day information  Click here for more information. 

Please check the link to view Open Day information for South Staffs College.

Click here to register. 

For Open Day information for City of Wolverhampton College please go to

Click here for the new City of Wolverhampton College  online prospectus.  

For open day information and dates from QAC go to

For careers resources, information and links from the Black Country Careers Hub, including SEND specific information click the download button below.

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The SEND My Choices Guide can be accessed here.  Pupils in Years 10-13 received a hard copy last week. 

ASK Apprenticeships Parent Pack

The latest edition of the Parents & Carers Pack is now available, which shares useful information about the difference between apprenticeships, traineeships and T Levels, support for your child with dyslexia and insights into post-16 and post-18 options. Please click here to download. 

The Parent Perspective Podcast episode 3 is now LIVE. 

Money!It's a critical part of any decision around next steps and future decisions.

Whether your child is looking to stay at school or college or pursue an apprenticeship, traineeship or work experience, you need to know the costs involved, the funding that might be available and whether a wage could possibly be earned.

On Tuesday 21st June we welcomed former pupils who now attend Walsall College to hear all about their experience of moving on to college.  Years 9-13 enjoyed seeing their friends again and asked lots of insightful questions.  Thanks for coming, it was lovely to see you all!

Please click the download button for more information about the Transition Hub, based in Rushall.  They also have a Facebook page where you can see lots of photos and videos of their provision.

 Transition Hub Brochure for parents & carers.pdfDownload
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Click the link below to get the latest Parent Pack from ASK Apprenticeships containing information on how to help your child search and apply for apprenticeships. 

September 2023 Parent Pack 

Click below to view the slides shared at our last Careers Event from Juniper Training

 Juniper training presentation.pptxDownload
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Click here to see the flyer for the new Skills Tank site, Reeves St, Bloxwich.

Click here for apprenticeship vacancies from Walsall College 

Hereward College provides study programmes, learning experiences, and award winning work placement opportunities for young people (age 16-25) with complex disabilities and learning difficulties. 


Ambitious about Autism have launched a series of toolkits for young people, employers and professionals to help more autistic young people access sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities.  Click here to access the toolkits. 

The Parent Perspective is a new careers podcast from Amazing Apprenticeships. This exciting new podcast series for parents and carers will support listeners to explore their child’s careers options and will call on the insight of expert speakers and a brilliant parents’ panel.  Click the image above to access the podcast. 

Click here to access the latest Get Ahead newsletter from Disability Rights UK 



Careers at Castle 

Castle School seeks to maximise the life chances of all of our young people and so it is crucial to prepare young people for life beyond school and college. The values and principals document makes direct reference to developing:


‘Knowledge, skills and attributes they (Castle School students) need to lead successful and happy lives’


Our Objectives 

To ensure that all students at the school receive a stable careers programme

  •                 To enable all students to learn from information provided by the career and labour market
  •                 The CEIAG programme should be individual and address the needs of each student
  •                 To link the curriculum learning to careers learning
  •                 To provide students with a series of encounters with employers and employees
  •                 To provide students with experiences of workplace(s)
  •                 To ensure that students have a series of encounters with further and higher education
  •                 To provide each student with the opportunity to receive personal guidance


Work Experience

Work experience opportunities are offered in Year 11 and Post 16.  We aim to offer everyone at least one opportunity for this to be an external placement and offer placements which link to pupil's career interests.

If you work in an environment where it may be possible to offer work experience opportunities, please get in touch with Mrs Bowater or Mrs Wilson.


Our Careers Programme


Our Policy 

Draft Provider Access Statement Feb 2023


Destinations Data 2022-23



Destinations Data 2021-22



Destination Data 2020-2021



Labour Market Information 









 Walsall Construction Overview.pdfDownload
 Walsall Digital and Technology Overview.pdfDownload
 Walsall Haulage and Logistics Overview.pdfDownload
 Walsall Health and Social Care Overview.pdfDownload
 Walsall Hospitality Overview.pdfDownload
 Walsall Manufacturing and Engineering Overview.pdfDownload
 Walsall Overview.pdfDownload
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Our Careers Leader is Mrs Ruth Wilson who can be contacted on 01922 710129 or