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About the Careers Department

The aim of our School Careers policy is develop the skills, attitudes and abilities of our students to enable them to make effective decisions about their future education, training and employment. Young people’s careers are forged out of their experience, progress and achievements in learning and work. All our students have access to a planned programme of Careers Education which provides opportunities to develop and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to make realistic career decisions.

The Royal School provides an ‘in-house’ careers advice and guidance service which is staffed by an experienced and fully qualified careers adviser.

The Careers Department provision includes:

  • Open access to individual careers advice and guidance from School Careers staff.
  • In Year 7 and 8 there is an opportunity for students to meet in small groups with our adviser to discuss information surrounding careers.
  • For students in Year 9 and above a minimum of one careers interview.
  • Opportunities to experience for the world of work.
  • Support for the processes of job search, CVs, applications and preparing for interview.
  • Advice on the best combination of subjects for different careers.
  • Comprehensive quality controlled support for university applications, including careers support provision on examination results day.

Our careers and guidance adviser here at The Royal School is Erika Kendall. Erika is able to build rapport and trust with our young people. She has extensive knowledge of the local labour market and uses this to inform and guide her interviews. Erika is able to provide guidance around further education options, university choices and the alternatives to university.

Our named Careers Leader is Chris Howells and can be contacted at or on 01902 341230.


Flexibility – we have packages available for flexi boarding which might suit busy families where both parents work late or where parents may want some time away.

3 night stays mid-week for £135

3 night weekend stay which includes an activity for £155

Single night £55

Routine – structured evenings including a supervised prep, evening activities and a good bedtime routine ensuring our boarders are well rested for the next day.

Enrichment – our boarding houses are incredibly diverse and act as an opportunity for boarders to experience cultures from all around the world. The nurturing environment helps them develop socially and helps prepare them for life after school.

Family – We have a strong family ethos here at The Royal School, strengthened by our fantastic and experienced staff and their own families including our much-loved Harry (4) and Thomas (1) who have all the boarders in the palm of their hands.

To find out more contact admissions