Personal Development

Policy Statement on Provider Access


This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Student entitlement

Students in Years 7-13 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.

• To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through curriculum evenings, acts of worship, group discussions and taster events.

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

Management of provider access requests

Opportunities for access

Our provision includes various opportunities for students to access a range of careers and employability events. These are mainly integrated into the schools careers programme and curriculum. These events are therefore delivered internally, with contribution from external providers where appropriate.


A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs Alaina Wood (Head of Sixth Form / Assistant Principal/ KS5 Careers Lead), via the school contact details.   This will support the school and provider to identify the most suitable opportunity within the careers programme.

The school policy on safeguarding sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.


Once visits have been agreed, the school will provide appropriate rooming to facilitate the visit, along with any equipment requested by the provider, where it is available.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature to be displayed in the appropriate LRC and the Careers and Employability hub.

Contact Us

Bluecoat Sixth Form
Maid Marian Way

Tel: 0115 900 7215

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