Careers support

Senior School

Preparation for life

We help our students develop skills and contacts to give them a competitive edge in a changing and increasingly challenging workplace.

We offer a broad and unique programme of careers guidance, events and support in line with the Government recommended Gatsby benchmarks. You can view our programme overview here.

As a member of the GDST, we also offer an exclusive range of exceptional career and personal development opportunities.

Our Head of Careers has responsibility for careers information, education and guidance using the Unifrog careers programme from Year 6 – 13 with support from the Heads of Year and Heads of Department. Students can access advice and guidance designed to support them in making A Level, Higher Education and career choices.


Norwich High students begin creating their very own Unifrog career based digital profile from Year 6. From staff uploading interactions and resources to students recording their co-curricular activities and evidence of employability skills, their individual and unique profiles are the building blocks to get them prepared for their next steps. Whether it be GCSE options, applying for work experience, creating a CV or an apprenticeship/ university application, each student’s profile grows as they move from Prep into Senior School and further into our Sixth Form.

“We pride ourself on providing the most up to date, personalised and relevant careers information for every one of our students. National and local labour market information, government skills policies and GDST connections mean students are well informed, whilst being given the opportunities to explore their own career aspirations.”

— Miss L Mickleburgh, Head of Careers

“Unifrog provides all the information required to make important decisions about future careers and what subjects, courses and training our students can do to reach their destination. As well as creating an achievement digital profile, it is packed with information on what employers are looking for, what employees can earn and what qualifications students will need to reach their career goals.”

— Miss L Mickleburgh, Head of Careers

Outside inspiration

As a girls first school, we have a gender neutral approach to all possible career pathways. Students see no gender related barriers to what they can go on to achieve.

We endeavour to arrange external speaker visits if a student is interested in a particular career so whatever their aspirations and ambitions, our students can find personal support and guidance throughout their time at Norwich High School for Girls.

We attend external careers events. In Year 11 and again at the end of Year 12, all students receive an independent and impartial face-to-face careers guidance meeting with Beacon East, our qualified careers advisor.

The Careers Programme is delivered with the help of Form Tutors in PSHE lessons, Big Skies Week, form time and selected assemblies.