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The Norwood School


Norwood School are very proud to have been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard Stage 3. This is recognition that we provide a high standard of careers education, information, advice and guidance provision.

Joanne Smith, from CSW commented – ‘You have clearly achieved so much recently and, not only is it a pleasure to see your efforts rewarded with successful completion of Stage 3, but also to know that external assessors leave with such a positive impression of the school in its entirety.’

Tina Beard, our assessor, said, ‘I admire how much you and the entire team do and manage to squeeze into each and every week! I was very impressed by all I saw and heard at The Norwood School.’

Please see the full report below, that highlights our many strengths but also the areas that we are keen to improve upon to make the provision even better for every single Norwood student.  


Please see our Careers Strategy and Policy below.

We are fortunate to have Alix Boyle, our Independent Careers Advisor, in school each week. She is based in S17 on the top corridor. Students are issued with an appointment card on the day of their scheduled meeting to excuse them out of class. As well as group workshops, assemblies and small group meetings, all students in Yr 10, 11 and Sixth Form will receive a one to one interview at some point throughout the year. If you feel that you would like to see Alix again for a follow up meeting or are simply seeking more advice, then please make an appointment to see her through your head of year or Miss Nicholas.

Year 7  Mr Oxford

Year 8 Mr Waro

Year 9 Ms Knight

Year 10 Ms Dennis

Year 11 Ms Galdames


Sixth Form Mr Cox

Ms Nicholas Senior Deputy

If parents wish to speak to Alix with their children, then please make sure you find the time to meet her at Parents Evening.

Forthcoming Events and Useful Links


Dear Parents and Guardians,

I thought that many of you might be interested in just a couple of the excellent opportunities that have been sent our way and are happening over the Easter Break.

YouthConnect May Health and Sport 

Please see flyer above and follow link below to book a place.

Youth Connect Health and Sport

Would you like to meet local professionals? Would you like to find out what jobs there are?

If you are aged 14+ and want to find out more, this is the event for you. Come down and bring your friends to meet, talk to and learn from the following industry experts.

Past events - see below - have been well attended and very helpful.


Rocketship Digital, a Brixton based creative brand agency who can help explain the exciting world of graphic and digital design.

Brixton's own Jellyfish Pictures, one of the most respected and multi award winning visual effects and animation studios in the world, who are also experts at careers guidance in their industry.

Photofusion who have grown to becoming London’s largest independent photography resource centre where they deliver vital training, support and career progression to photographers of all abilities.

Obed Yeboah - A young successful tech entrepreneur who has an abundance of advice to help you in the digital world.

Micheal Tierney, who is a super creative freelance motion designer who can tell you why he loves his job!

Preloaded, who are a gaming company with a difference so come and find out how you could work in their industry.

Flyer and Link to booking


Reach Society's 8th Careers Conference

9 April 2019; 10:00 - 16:00
Royal National Hotel, London

Students aged 13 years + - Registration open

The Reach Society is holding their latest careers conference in London on 9 April. This is an opportunity for young people, aged 13 plus, to be inspired by professionals in the Black community and dozens of employers. The event will aims to inspire students (school age, undergraduate and graduate) and enable them to network and connect with others. 

Tickets are FREE. Advanced registration is required - please email 

All under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  For more information see the Reach Society website.  

I do hope that some of you will encourage your sons and daughters to attend.

With best wishes for a busy and happy Easter break,


Ms Nicholas


London Youth 

London Youth is a network of diverse community youth organisations serving young people of all backgrounds right across the capital.

Visit their website at

Their mission is to support and challenge young people to become the best they can be.

Their vision is that all young Londoners grow up healthy, able to navigate a fulfilling career and make a positive contribution in their communities.

They support them to develop the confidence, resilience and relationship skills they need to do this, delivering with and through their network of community youth organisations and at  two residential centres.

They work with all young people but place a particular emphasis on those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to the kind of opportunities we offer.


Find out about live vacancies  - follow the link below.


National Careers  Advice