La Retraite RC Girls’ School Careers Programme

La Retraite is committed to developing the whole individual and sees investing in Careers as essential to achieve this. From Year 7 through to Year 13, students follow a comprehensive careers programme called 'Steps to Success', which enables them to develop the skills and attributes required for the world of work.

In addition to supporting students with access to University or Apprenticeships, La Retraite offers a Scholarship Programme which is available to the top 20% in each year group, according to ability. Participation in the Scholarship Programme prepares students for Competitive University applications such as Oxbridge or Medicine.

Year Group Steps to Success Programme Scholarship Programme

Exploring the job market

English; 'my dream job' letter - research 3 jobs

Opportunity to join the School Council, participate in the STEM Crest Award and develop work-related skills.

Students on target to achieve 5 subjects at level 7 and above will be invited onto the Programme

Growth Mindset activities


PSCHE lessons using Oxford University Careers Service

Choosing History/Geography


Students begin to record evidence of their skills through PiXL Edge

Registration with IGGY, Warwick University

WCIB Competition


Evaluating what type of jobs suit your skill set

Session with Fast Tomato in ICT

Options Programme

Guided pathways to a successful future

Choosing a creative option

Learn to Earn Day

Introducing Labour Market Information

Philosophy for Children

Preparing for Critical Thinking tests

Individual interviews with an independent Careers Advisor


Opportunity to join the Student Leadership Team

Careers Fair to expose students to range of occupation available

Inspiring the Future volunteers

Future Learn MOOCS

Trips to Oxford & Cambridge

Individual interviews with an independent Careers Advisor


Individual interviews with an independent Careers Advisor

Sixth Form guidance interviews

Sixth Form induction programme run by Future First, our Alumni

Sixth Form Enterprise Workshop

Introduction to Unifrog

National Citizen Challenge

Unifrog Oxbridge Tool

Participate in a programme of trips and activities related to your chosen profession

Speakers for Schools


Career-focused PSCHE programme

ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (includes 50 hours volunteering and 2-week work experience)

Emirates Careers Fair

Linked to a professional mentor in your chosen profession

Specialist support with your UCAS application to prepare you for Oxbridge applications


Guest speakers from a wide range of organisations and occupations

Livery Link

CV and interview preparation

Preparation for Oxbridge tests and interviews


Employer Endorsed Document

for Career Guidance Strategy

Please click here to download the La Retraite Careers Guidance Strategy document.


Useful Careers Websites

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