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City of Peterborough Academy

City of Peterborough Academy Provider Access Policy


This policy sets out the academy’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at City of Peterborough Academy for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the academy’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.  

Student entitlement 

 All students in Years 7-11 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 events, assemblies and 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  


A provider wishing to request access should contact Tasmia Kamran, Student Development Lead 

Telephone: 01733 821403 Email: 


Opportunities for access  

Several events that are integrated into the academy careers and employability programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into the academy to speak to students and/or their parents/carers:  


Year Group 

Autumn term 

Spring term 

Summer term 


Year 7 

Green Careers Assembly 

Careers Assembly  

International Women in Engineering Day Assembly 

Year 8 

Green Career Assembly  

Careers Assembly 

The Big Bang Fair Assembly  

Year 9 


Careers Assembly 

National University Week Assembly 

Year 10 

Post 16 Success Event 

National Apprenticeship Assembly 

Work Experience Preparation  

National University Week Assembly 

Year 11 

Post 16 Success Event  

National Apprenticeship Assembly 



Please speak to our Student Development Lead to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.  


Premises and facilities 

The academy will make the main hall, classrooms or meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The academy will also make available ICT facilities and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Student Development Lead or member from a faculty. 

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the academy. 



The Academy Policy on Safeguarding sets out the approach to allowing providers into the academy as visitors to interact with our pupils. 


Measuring impact of programme  

The academy aspires to achieve the Career Mark Quality Award by 2023. Students will be encouraged to complete evaluations about careers and employability opportunities/encounters/insights offered during the year, which we use to help plan the programme for the following year for each cohort. Employers involved in work experience will also provide feedback on the experience, which helps to improve the programme each year. We use Destination Data from our Post 16 to inform planning for the next year’s work. Parents will also provide feedback to gain an understanding of whether they feel the programme is meeting their child’s needs, interests and strengths.  



Next review July 2023