Careers Education and Guidance

The Cowplain School believes all students should have access to the best advice and are well informed when making important choices about their future.

The Careers Leader at The Cowplain School is Mrs S Cobbold.

If you wish to make enquiries about careers education, information and guidance please contact at The Cowplain School please contact the Careers Team: 

Careers Leader: Mrs S Cobbold   

023 9261 2020

Careers Advisors: provided by Hampshire Futures

The Cowplain School is committed to ensuring our students have access to impartial and inspirational careers information, advice and guidance.

The Cowplain School Careers Programme supports all students from Year 7 to Year 11 and is carefully planned to introduce students to the world of work and careers; promote aspirations by introducing students to a wide range of career and education opportunities and pathways; develop employability skills; provide encounters with employers; and enable students to prepare for and make choices for their future.

Careers education, information, advice and guidance is delivered via careers lessons and across the curriculum, working with a wide range of providers, including Hampshire Futures, and local and higher education providers.


Click here for link to Careers Programme


Click here for link to Careers Policy

STUDENTS: Explore your future career opportunities and pathways

When making important decisions about what to do you when you leave school and future career choices you need to be well informed.

Whether you are deciding what to study, just curious or want to find out more about the world of work use these resources to help you explore the different pathways and options available.

Join the ‘Your Future’ Google Classroom to hear about opportunities throughout the year.

All students will have guidance interviews with qualified careers advisors and you can email them direct at or seek advice by speaking to staff and family.

Click here for link to Useful Careers Websites for Students

PARENTS: Support your child with their future career choices

When young people are deciding what to do after school, making a decision can be quite daunting. These resources will help you support your child in making the right decisions, from exploring different routes of study, apprenticeships, training to local Labour Market Information.

All students will have individual careers guidance interviews with qualified careers advisors and you can also contact them for advice at

Opportunities for students are advertised throughout the year on the The Cowplain School Facebook page, Twitter and the ‘Your Future’ Google classroom.

Click here for link to Useful Careers Websites and Information for Parents


Explore Further and Higher Education providers when making decisions about your post-16 choices.

Visit their websites and investigate the requirements of different courses to help you make the best choices and make your college applications online.

Please speak to staff or careers advisors in school if you need further advice.

Click here for link to Further and Higher Education Providers


The Cowplain School believes in giving Further Education, Higher Education, training providers and employers the opportunity to talk to students and we welcome all opportunities for our students to explore all pathways available to them.

Please contact Mrs S Cobbold to discuss.

Click here for link to Provider Access Statement


Click here for the link to College Open Events 2023-24