We aim to provide our students the following in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks:
With the assistance of year 9 and a local business advisor Astor's careers programme has been rebranded to #aspire. This programme's fundamental aim is to raise the aspirations of our students and give them information about all the opportunities open to them when they leave the school.By the time our students leave Astor, we want them to be in the position to make informed and ambitious decisions about their future, to have secured a place on the route that is right for them and to possess the skills and mind-sets that will help them succeed throughout their lives.

  • A stable careers programme

  • Learning from careers and labour market information (LMI)

  • The needs of each pupil

  • Links between curriculum learning to careers

  • Encounters with employers and employees

  • Experiences of workplaces

  • Encounters with further and higher education

  • Personal guidance

You can get more information about the Gatsby Benchmarks here;

The national careers strategy;

Astor is an active member of the Enterprisers Advisors Network, part of the Careers and Enterprise Company, working along side a business advisor from a local employer to ensure the best out comes for our students.


We hold the Quality in Careers Award for 2019. For more information about this please use the following link;



For further information regarding careers please contact:

Careers Leader

Clare Blackman

Assistant Principal


There are a wide variety of websites and services that can provide guidance on future careers.

The LMI Careerometer provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects. The data are organised by occupation - simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you:

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