Future Ready

Everest Community Academy believes in fostering the skills and motivation that the students possess giving students the opportunity to be Future Ready. Learning at Everest enables our young people to not only have excellent academic outcomes but to confidently take up their place in the wider world. We strive to raise students’ aspirations and promote awareness of a wide range of career pathways, helping them to make well-informed and aspirational choices about their future. Students should leave school knowing that their time at Everest has given them the tools they need for the next stage in their life. This means excellent outcomes, strong values, a sense of their own worth and an aspiration to success, whatever form that takes

Our Future Ready programme is delivered through the curriculum and as an individual programme. Additionally, we work alongside the University of Winchester, Southern Universities Network, Basingstoke Consortium, Oxford University and local businesses who all provide ongoing and personalised guidance and experiences to students in all year groups. Our aim as a school is to give students the experiences they deserve in regards to jobs, universities and life skills. We are highly aspirational for our students and as a school, we talk about the “when” and not the “if”.

Click here to see Everest's Future Ready plan for year 7-11

Measuring Impact

Our future Ready programme is based on the Gatsby Benchmarks as recommended in the DfE’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the Statutory Guidance for Careers (January 2018).

The 8 Benchmarks are:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

University of Winchester  Uni of Winch

Everest is a partner with the University of Winchester’s Widening Participation Programme offering students programme of study that encourages, inspires and supports students to consider their choices post 16. The collaboration with students begins in year 7 and continues throughout their time at Everest as well as supporting their transition to Key Stage 5 study and the wider world of work. We believe that being Future Ready is essential for the young people we serve to move into the work of work and study to be successful, resilient and exciting citizens who not only have an excellent work ethic but challenge ideals and innovate. Everest is extremely proud of the partnership with the UWIN Aspire and Widening Participation Programme.

Basingstoke ConsortiumBasingstoke Consortium and EBP South Logo

Everest work closely with the Basingstoke Consortium an organisation that supports Everest in offering a variety of activities for the students as well as 1:1 careers advise with our excellent and highly experienced careers advisor Chris Woods. Work experience is also offered to students to expand their ideas and give them the opportunity to experience a place of work. The Consortium pride themselves on offering bespoke and engaging careers opportunities for the students at Everest.

As part of Everest’s partnership with the Basingstoke Consortium, we work directly with an Enterprise Advisor someone who works in business and offers the school support and opportunities for young people in the world of technology.

The Grange Festival  Grange

The Grange is a professional music venue in Alresford who have been working in collaboration with Everest's Performing Arts department offering workshops and performance opportunities for our students. Students work alongside professional actors, singers, musicians, directors and set designers to gain first hand experience of working in a professional venue with a company. Everest is incredibly proud to work with The Grange.

Working with you

We know that we have a huge wealth of experience in our parent body and local community to tap into to help expose our students to different career pathways.

If you are a business in the local area and would like to improve our Corporate Social Responsibility by working with a school then please do get in touch with Hannah Dibden, our Head of School on 01256 465 547.

2019-20 College Open Days

Useful links

National Careers Service:


Queen Mary’s College:

Barton Peveril:

Sparsholt College:

How2Become: (Health & Social Care Careers)

NHS Careers Newsletter

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