Last updated:

12th April 2024

Options for Year 11 students

Learning options after you're 16

You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you'll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays. 

You must stay in some form of education until you're 18. You could:

For pupils with SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) visit our educational support web page for young people aged 16 and over.

What are the benefits?

  • Better job prospects, through the experience you'll get.
  • Higher earnings over your lifetime.
  • Learning the skills needed for the world of work.

Find out more

For more details about learning options:

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