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Schools and education

School leavers

Leaving school is a major part of growing up. There are lots of potential paths for young people to take at this point in life, but deciding which of these is best for you can sometimes be difficult and confusing.

Thankfully, there are plenty of resources available to help you make your decision and we're providing links and resources to help young people make the crucial transition from education to employment.

You can find support in York from:

  • your school - teaching staff will be able to support you with your next steps
  • Careers Advisers employed by our schools
  • Admissions teams at York College and Askham Bryan College
  • National Careers Service can help with local employment and training opportunities
  • Our York Apprenticeship Hub – there are local apprenticeship vacancies in York and many more in Leeds across a range of sectors and job roles. We can sign post you to agencies and training providers.

Online resources

Support is also available for anyone who is particularly worried about their results and next steps:

  • York Mind offer services to young people, email: or telephone: 01904 643364
  • for young people aged 11 to 18 who prefer online messaging, Kooth offer a free online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform. The platform gives anonymous access to advice, support and guidance on any issue affecting wellbeing.

Open days

To find out more about open days from local colleges and universities, please visit the following websites.

Also see

Education Support Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551554