Redden Court is a holder of the national Quality in Careers Standard, as given by Prospects. The national Quality in Careers Standard is awarded to schools and education providers who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers and how they support students to make decisions about their life after school.

The Government also recommends that all schools should be required to work towards the national Quality in Careers Standard. Currently, only 1,100 schools are working towards or have achieved the national standard for careers. This, therefore, puts us well ahead of the curve and currently makes us the only school in Havering to have completed.

Quality in Careers Standard Accreditation Letter

(Romford Recorder coverage of the award found here

Redden Court therefore offers a very wide and comprehensive career education. We are committed to the governments Gatsby report findings and have implemented their findings to meet the 8 standards outlined in the report (a link to the report and our Careers Policy can be found below). We provide access for students to impartial and independent information about the range of education and training options that will help them achieve their ambitions. We, as a school, provide information and guidance in a variety of subjects and skills to allow our students to reach a career that suits them best. This also includes one-to-one guidance with a specialist Careers Adviser. Our careers education is overseen by one of our Assistant Headteachers and our staff also have regular training to ensure they are up-to-date on current market information and changes to both post-16 and post-18 options.

You can find our specific Careers Policy in the Policy section of the website. However, if you want to see our entire plan for Careers you can click on the link below. This will show you our Policy, Careers Map, Team Structures and Review Processes.

Policy, Careers Map, Team Structures and Review Processes

If you have any further questions about Careers Education at Redden Court School please contact Mr K Ward (Assistant Head) who oversees the provision.

Key Stage 4

Career advice/interviews for 16+ transition

Employer talks


Work experience - Placement Form

Careers fair

Careers trip

Careers drop down day

Jobs explorer database

Resourced careers library

Sixth form taster days

Visiting speakers from local sixth forms

Barclays life skills embedded into form time

Key Stage 3

Assemblies/employer talks

Careers drop down day

Careers at form time

Career trips in subject areas

Careers fair

Jobs - explorer database

Resourced careers library

Career visitors from work placements

Bespoke option curriculum embedded into form time

Careers Fair

Moving on at 16+

As a school we do not have a sixth form and therefore students move onto college or another school at the end of Year 11. Students have a priority for placements at Havering College of Further and Higher Education and Havering Sixth Form College but can also apply to other colleges or schools.

Havering Sixth Form College

Havering College

Sacred Heart Mary Girl's School

Campion School

Coopers Company & Coborn

Drapers Academy

Writtle College

Redbridge College

Palmers College

Frances Bardsley

St. Edwards

St. Martins


Financial Advice for Parents for Higher Education and Further Education

Information regarding student finance:- - official information regarding student finance - Helpful article for what parents need to know - Information for students - NCS