Post 16

Since September 2015, young people have been under a duty to participate in education, employment or training via one of these primary routes:

  • Study full-time in a school, college or with a training provider.
  • Full-time work or volunteering combined with part-time education or training.
  • An Apprenticeship.

Bronagh Maginn, the virtual school’s Post 16 Phase Leader works in collaboration with a number of professionals to ensure that young people in care are in education or training. 

Please direct any Post 16 queries to:

Bronagh Maginn (Assistant Head Teacher and Post 16 Phase Leader)

Personal Education Plan for Post 16

Young people aged 16 must receive and complete a Post 16 Personal Education Plan with all relevant professionals to ensure that their aspirations are recorded, identified and provisions are implemented to ensure that they are able to reach their destinations.

Information and Advice for Young People
For opportunities available for young people in the London borough of Lewisham, please download this flyer. Services include, young mums support, evening study support and more…

Youth Support is currently delivered through Baseline. Baseline is a one-stop shop where young people can go for information, advice and guidance in a central, Lewisham location.

Young people in Lewisham can attend at any time during opening hours to get information about a range of services as well as guidance and support. Young people can also self-refer if they believe they require additional support.

Parents, carers and professionals are able to use the service to support a young person if they need.

Information about additional services provided by Lewisham Council and its partners will also be made available.

Download leaflet here: LVS – Free educational services and advice


ESOL Support
The virtual school evening study support service is a weekly drop in homework/ educational club with 3 Teachers, ESOL/Maths and English support and access to laptops, careers advice and food provided. (Click image to download flyer)

  • Tuesdays 6-8pm, Young Lewisham Project, 124 Kilmorie Road, SE23 2SR

Download leaflet here: ESOL Support Flyer

Getting ready for Higher Education
This handbook created by Who Cares? Trust provides information for care leavers about the support available to them while they are at university or pursuing a higher education course.

Download leaflet here: The H.E. Handbook

Falling Through the Cracks
Enabling access to HE for unaccompanied asylum seeker children. An Access HE Report by Dr Nienke Alberts & Dr Graeme Atherton.

Download leaflet here: Falling Through the Cracks

Informed Choices: A Russell Group Guide to making decisions about post 16 education:

  • Post-16 qualifications and how they are organised
  • Pre-16 qualifications and university entry
  • Making your post-16 subject choices
  • Subjects required for different degree courses
  • How subject choices can affect your future career options
  • The five-point plan for making your post-16 choices

Download leaflet here: Russell Group Informed Choices



Download the full list of 2016-17 here.
Are you in care or a care leaver, or supporting someone who is? Looking for help and advice? Contact the friendly BECOME. advice line.  Freephone 0800 023 2033 /
National Network for the Education of Care Leavers
Higher Education Activities and Resources for Care Leavers, Children in Care and Those Who Support Them
Advice for 16-19 year olds
Unexpected exam results
(Call 0808 100 8000 Calls are free from landlines and some mobile networks)


Careers Advice

There is a wealth of information available to make the right career decision for you. The following websites are useful for young people aged 16+ who need advice about career options:

Start your career journey!

Equipping you with the skills and confidence you need for the world of work.

Information about the types of apprenticeships available and how to apply.

Weekly bulletin providing a list of job and training opportunities for young people in Lewisham.

A complete list of useful websites and contacts for those aged 14-19 years old.


Please direct any Post 16 queries to:

Bronagh Maginn (Assistant Head Teacher and Post 16 Phase Leader)