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Gloucester Academy

Careers Welcome

Climb the mountain to the best university or profession.

Each student is equipped with careers knowledge, skills and experience to make aspirational choices leading to successful and fulfilling lives.

At Gloucester Academy we want to ensure that students leave education with the skills and knowledge enabling them to best participate in post-compulsory education and, later, in employment. 

Pupil entitlement

All pupils are entitled to:

  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;

  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through events, assemblies and group discussions;

  • Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers. 

The academy has a designated Careers Lead, Lucy Blick, who works closely with the GROWS Network of local further and higher education providers, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Provider gFirst LEP and our link Career Enterprise Adviser.

Students have access to a comprehensive curriculum careers offer as well as an online careers platform; Unifrog and participate in a range of activities designed to give them an understanding of further and higher education, and labour market. There are assemblies hosted by local colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers, sessions devoted to careers education, encounters with employers, and access to independent career advice.

The Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme is progressive for students in years 7 to 11 and follows the eight Gatsby benchmarks as recommended by the government. 

Premises and Facilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms and/or meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and the students, as appropriate to the activity and available on the date/time required. The school will also make available any specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit/event.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at our mountain checkpoint desk, which is managed by our Achievement Leader and KS4 Careers Lead. Mountain checkpoint is available to all students.

Management of provider access requests

If you have any questions related to careers education at Gloucester Academy, please telephone the school office or email our Senior Leader Careers Lead, Lucy Blick



What is Unifrog?

Unifrog is the complete online destination platform for pupils at Gloucester Academy. Unifrog enables our pupils to compare and research different universities, colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeship programmes, and then apply successfully. 

Each and every student at Gloucester Academy receives weekly dedicated ‘Careers’ sessions where Unifrog is explored to ensure each and every pupil is able to achieve their ambitions and use Unifrog as a tool to support them towards success. 


The Unifrog’s latest Insight Reports exemplify the positive impact of the platform on students succeeding as they navigate from school through to Sixth Form or College, and then on to employment or further education. With over 95% of Unifrog’s partner schools stating the positive impact of the platform, we at Gloucester Academy are delighted to have access to the platform to enable each and every pupil understand the limitless mountains they can climb once they leave Gloucester Academy, and have the tools, knowledge and skill to climb those mountains successful. 

How to Guides and Amazing Tools

Every student at Gloucester Academy receives fortnightly Careers sessions, where they are taught how to make the most of the Unifrog platform. Alongside this, please follow the links, guides and instructions below to make the most of the platform at home.

Key Questions and Activites to Support your Child at Home

Key Information

How to Login?

Please follow the link here

Your child’s login is their school email address and their chosen password. 

If your child has forgotten their password, please click ‘reset password’ and an email will be sent directly to their school email account. 

How to know what to do after Gloucester Academy

Use Unifrogs ‘Profile Quizzes’ to find subjects or jobs suited to your child’s personality and interests. 

Otherwise, use the ‘Pathways’ section to explore different jobs and further education courses. 

How to get ahead? 

Use the interactions section of Unifrog to record activities or enrichments you take part in, careers events you have attended and more. These will be invaluable when you begin applying for high education. 

How to apply for opportunities after GA? 

Use the ‘Searching for Opportunities’ section to explore live apprenticeship opportunities on offer locally, alongside local sixth forms and colleges or universities across the country. 


Careers programme

Please download our Careers Provider Access Policy below.

Management of provider access requests

Gloucester Academy adheres to the Baker Clause and ensures that students have access to independent advice and opportunities to progress to other providers.

If you are a teacher or a provider (employer or higher/further education institution) and have any questions related to careers education at Gloucester Academy, please telephone the school office or email our Careers Lead, Lucy Blick, at

Please contact her by using the school phone number 01452 428800