Airedale Academy

Airedale Academy

Principal: Mrs Elizabeth Fairhurst

Tel: 01977 664555

Fax: 01977 664556


Registered in England and Wales, No: 07556117

Airedale Academy is operated by Airedale Academies Trust,
an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee.

Registered Office: Airedale Academy, Crewe Road, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 3JU

Child Protection: Senior Designated Person - Mrs C Eastwood

Careers Advice

Airedale Academy is committed to providing high quality careers education advice and guidance which supports learners in developing an awareness of their skills, talents and areas of interest. We endeavour to help students with their career paths, supporting them to make informed choices about their future.

The Pod 4 U & Connexions Service offers structured careers education from Years 7 to 11. Our work experience programmes are designed to offer students a real insight into the world of work, and during their time at Airedale learners take part in a wide range of activities that encourage them to be reflective about their skills and ambitions, and what they hope to achieve after leaving Airedale Academy.

As well as having access to the latest ICT facilities and software packages, students can get help from Connexions, Pod 4 U, or learning mentors if they need support.

In Year 10 students undertake a two-week work experience placement to further their understanding of the world of work. For many, this serves as an important opportunity for gaining an insight into working life and exploring the transferability of skills learnt at school. To help students find the right placement we have established links with a wide range businesses and organisations throughout Yorkshire; and our Work Experience coordinator is on hand to offer advice about work experience placements.

We want our learners to have the skills they will need to succeed in the world of work by instilling in them the value of independent learning and research activities through our Discover programme in Years 7 & 8 and in PSHE from Year 9 -11.

Should you have any questions about careers advice for your child or you want to speak to our work experience coordinator then please phone reception on 01977 664555. Ask to speak to Andrew Spurr regarding work experience or a member of the Connexions Service regarding careers advice.