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Careers - Parent/Carer Information

This section has been designed to help parents/carers find information about careers and options available.

Careers Programme

This outlines the career programme in place at NWHS from Year 7 – Year 11. Please click here for more information.

Year 8/9 Options

Further information about subject choices at Yr 8/9 can be found at:


Help you Choose (Yr 8/9 Subject choices, Work Experience and/or Post 16 Options)

Here at NWHS we would encourage both students and parents/careers to explore this site to help in making future plans as it has a wealth of information advice and guidance that can be used by all.

It is also a very useful resource for parents/careers as it provides lots of information to help support you in understanding subject choices at yr 8/9, work experience and choices at 16. 


Work Experience

You can find lots of information on the Work Experience section on here.

Plus you can find out information on the help you choose website at https://helpyouchoose.org/content/parents/ 

Labour Market Information

This gives information about the local labour market in both North Norfolk and the Easter Region. This will be useful in understanding about the job market and trends in the area when thinking about future employment and study options. Find more information here.

Further Education Providers, Apprenticeships & Training Providers

You can find out further information here about education providers, apprenticeships including where students can register and find vacancies, CV writing information and training providers.

How could you get involved?

If you would like to support the school in anyway, we are always looking for Business Mentors and placements for Work Experience. Please get in touch with Kate Lawn, Work Based Learning Officer, lawnk@nwhs.uk or 01692 402581.

What other help is on offer?

You can also contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 or visit their website at https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/. They can provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

Where students may not have an idea of what they would like to do, we would recommend them using the survey on the National Careers Service website ‘The Skills Health Check’ at https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/skills-health-check/home

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This Autumn we are unable to hold a traditional Open Evening event. However, to aid prospective pupils and their families get to know our school we have created the following:

  1. A dedicated webpage sharing information with parents https://www.nwhs.uk/home/openevening

  2. Videos depicting school life. These will be released over the coming weeks

  3. We will be opening our doors for socially distanced tours. These take place on the following dates and times:

    1. Monday 12th October – Thursday 15th October: 4pm-7pm

    2. Monday 19th October – Thursday 22nd October: 4pm-7pm

    3. Friday 23rd October: 9am-4pm

To book a tour please visit Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/north-walsham-high-school-open-evening-tours-2020-tickets-123621775057 

We know choosing a secondary school is an incredibly important decision and we hope what we have created allows you to make an informed choice.

If you have any questions, please do get in contact.

Mr James Gosden