Ashcroft High



Our careers programme is designed to meet the needs of our students and raise awareness of their abilities and the extent of options available. It engages students and enables them to make informed, realistic choices about their future.

Each year group benefits from their own unique #standout programme, offering a range of opportunities including access to top universities, external speakers and businesses, taster days, work experience, events and workshops.

 Year 7

Ashcroft Geek Programme

Geek is an Ashcroft High School designed award to help students to prepare and develop valuable skills:

Growth Mindset: Starts with a belief that intelligence can be developed

Excellence: The quality of being first rate or outstanding

Empathy: The ability to understand or share the feelings of another

Knowledge: Facts, information or skills acquired through education or experience

 Year 8 + 9

PLEdge Programme

This provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the development of important attributes for life:                        

  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Resilience
  • Initiative
  • Communication

These areas are very attractive to further education and future employers. This helps gain a nationally recognised accreditation by completing 8 appropriate activities.

Year 10

 16x16 Programme

The 16x16 Young People’s Programme aims to raise students' aspirations and support them to secure jobs in the future. Through experiences – including interview practice with an employer, mentoring, work experience, industry days, volunteering, taking part in sports teams, clubs and awards– students develop employability skills and qualities and have a clearer understanding of the pathways and progression routes available to them.

The 16x16 Young People’s Programme forms part of the £1.3 million Luton Investment Framework (LIF) Skills and Opportunities Programme

More information can be found here:

Year 11

Post-16 Passport

The Post 16 Passport helps consolidate all the different skills, qualities and experiences to start making informed choices after GCSE’s. This booklet helps to provide valuable guided reflection to consider next steps and what choices to make.

Careers Policy


SLT Lead Curriculum: Mrs Julie Clarke

Careers Leader responsible for CEIAG: Mrs Jayshree Shah

01582 436100