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Destinations & Outcomes

Learners at The Heights have progressed onto a range of Destinations, including Local Colleges, Apprenticeships, Traineeships and entering the world of work. At The Heights we continue to support Learners once they have progressed onto their chosen Post 16 pathway.

The 2022 School Leavers progressed onto a range of post secondary options, detail of which can be found below (Data Correct as of October 2023) :

  • 93.7% (45 of 48 Learners) of students enrolled onto Post 16 options (Including College or Apprenticeship).
  • 79.1% of students enrolled onto a local college (including but not limited to Blackburn College, Burnley College, and Accrington & Rossendale Colleges)
  • 14.5% of students registered with a local employer or training provider
  • 4.1% of students enrolled on an apprenticeship with local employer / business
  • 6.2% (3 Learners) of learners are currently in this cohort are NEET and are seeking employment and or training, with the support of New Directions and the Heights Blackburn.

The above data is reviewed in accordance to the school destinations (copies of this are available from the school’s Careers Leader). Sustainability data for the 2023 cohort will start to be collated at the start of the Spring Term this is supported by the New Directions Team.

If any mainstream providers require any further information regarding there pupils, they can Contact Mr Doohan via email.


At The Heights, we are very proud of our student achievement at Post 16 level, we encourage ex students to become part of our Alumni Network which is overseen by our School Careers Leader; Mr Doohan. If any student’s would like to be part of our Network they can contact Mr Doohan via email at or via the School’s Careers Twitter page @TheHeightsCEIAG.

Below are just some of our Student Success stories:

Scott (2020 Leaver)

Scott started The Heights after coming from a local Mainstream setting, having completed his MV course at The Heights he progressed onto Burnley College doing a foundation course in Construction. 2 Years later he has successfully completed both his Level 1 & 2 in Bricklaying. He is now seeking further employment whilst working with a local employer developing vital employability skills through his work placement.

Jordan (2020 Leaver)

Jordan started at The Heights in Year 11, coming from a school in Accrington, having spent his first year after school at a local college and training provider, he found his passion for supporting others. He now works for the Northern Care Alliance supporting individuals with Mental Health Difficulties.

Alyssa (2021 Leaver)

Alyssa left the Heights in 2021 and enrolled at Bolton College having completed her first year, Alyssa made the decision in January 2022 to move into employment where she was successful in securing an Apprenticeship (Level 3) as a Beauty Technician in a local Salon in Darwen.

Will (2021 Leaver)

After Leaving The Heights, Will enrolled at Burnley College on Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery, he soon progressed onto Level 2 within his first year. Will is currently completing further study alongside working as a Landscape Gardener in the Family Business and doing some Farm work alongside this.

Poppy (2022 Leaver)

After Leaving The Heights, Poppy enrolled onto Level 1 Hair & Beauty at Blackburn College alongside working at local Hair Salon (Arlene’s) which she sourced as part of her work experience placement in year 10 whilst at The Heights. Poppy is looking forward to moving onto Level 2 in September 2023.

Callum (2022 Leaver)

Callum enrolled at Blackburn College doing Plumbing at Level 1 after leaving The Heights, he has enjoyed the practical aspect of college life and study. Callum is currently preparing to move on to level 2 study in September 2023.

Joshua (2022 Leaver)

Josh originally enrolled onto  Level 3 Sports studies on leaving school in July 2022, however moved onto Level 2 to gain further experience in the subject. Josh has worked well throughout the year and is keen to continue his studies at Blackburn Sport College next September to start his Level 3 qualification.

Kayla (2022 Leaver)

After Leaving The Heights, Kayla enrolled at Blackburn College on Level 3 Public Service, with the ambition of joining the army or the police. Kayla is doing well at College achieving Distinctions in her assignments. Kayla is currently working part time alongside her studies at a local bakery.

2023 Leavers information is currently being collated, we continue to connect with ex students in our Alumni network.

“The culture and ethos of the school encourages a caring and supportive environment in which learning and good behaviour can flourish.”


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