You can leave school after the last Friday in June when you turn 16 (After Year 11)
This is called the school leaving date. Some or all of the following might be possible for you to do
- Staying at your school sixth form or moving to a new sixth form
- Going to a local further education college (FE )
- Moving on to a specialist further education provider
- Doing a traineeship
- Doing an apprenticeship
- Finding a job with training
- Volunteering (although you have to be in part time learning too)
- Doing a supported internship (if you have an EHCP)
Click on the blue box below to download a leaflet with more information.
Raising Participation Age.
All young people aged 16 or 17 should be in some form of learning until they are 18. This law can be confusing but there is a very good guide from Child Law Advice if you want to read more. Click on the blue box below.
When you turn 18, there are other options that might be available:
- Further education at a local college or independent training provider
- Higher education
- Employment and employment with training
- Work experience
- Supported Internships
Not all of the options above can be done by everyone. A lot will depend on your needs and the support you can get. See the guide in the blue box below.
Further information on Help You Choose
The info and advice section has more information about choices for young people. Click on the blue box below. Close the page to come back to the SEND section.