Careers Services

The careers office is ran by our Careers Leader (KS3/4) is Mrs. Abbey Wadey and is open Monday- Friday, offering informed and impartial advice and guidance to all students year 7-11 to help with their future pathways for when they leave St Philip Howard Catholic School.

For years 12/13 our sixth form Careers Leader (KS5) is Mrs. Claire Skaptason. For further information please visit our sixth form page. Mrs. Skaptason is located in the sixth form center.

Our careers office has high quality resources available to all students. A range of our resources include Unifrog, sixth form and colleges prospectuses, young money matters, Next steps activity booklets, career games and quizzes, access to labour market research and much more!

We provide 1:1 appointments to our year 11 students with our qualified Career Adviser, Mrs Wadey, to discuss their future plans and how we can support them in achieving this.

Find out more about our careers program (2022-2023)

Unifrog, the one-stop-shop to helping students discover their future. All students have access to Unifrog and will use this throughout year 7-11 and again through sixth form at SPH.

Students and staff access Unifrog, students will record their skills, achievements, activities and competencies. Unifrog encourages and helps students to build a CV, browse future pathways from the fantastic careers library and resources available to plan their future careers.

At the end of our student’s time here at SPH they would have created a “suitcase” of their time and achievements to prepare them for their future pathways.

Throughout the school year there is a number of career focused lessons and events for all students across all year groups, for further details please see our school careers year planner. These events and focused career sessions incorporate visits from employers, apprenticeship providers, colleges, universities and many other organizations. Students are actively involved in a wide variety of activities, lessons and workshops focusing on their possible future pathways.


Work Experience

We are proud to continue to offer our students the opportunity to complete a week work experience at a placement of their choice subject to policy guidelines. Work experience is available to our year 10 students (due to Covid19 this will unlikely go ahead this academic year but we will aim to provide at a later date in year 11 when it is safe to do so). Work experience is an insight to the working environment and can prepare students for the world of work. We have created a large network of local employers that can offer work experience. We have an enterprise partner in Butlins of Bognor Regis since 2018. Also we have built a partnership with Tristram plants since 2019.

We work closely with the careers enterprise company to ensure that St Philip Howard Catholic School is meeting Gatsby Benchmarks, which set out the standards of career guidance in schools. We review our progress against these standards every term using compass/compass plus.

Our schools objective is to ensure a programme of Personal Development is available for every year group and the aim is to inspire students and to provide them with employability and lifelong learning skills to complement their qualifications along with the confidence and independence to continue with their individual journeys.

Careers Services Contacts

Mrs. Abbey Wadey (KS3/4 Careers Leader)

01234 552055

Mrs. Claire Skaptason (KS5 Careers Leader)

01243 558218

Careers and Apprenticeships Website Links

Here are some useful Careers websites that Teachers, Parents and Students can use to find information about further education and career options.


National Careers Service

Health Careers

Careers Box

Step Into the NHS



Amazing Apprenticeships

Find An Apprenticeship