Careers and Guidance

The careers programme at Southgate School is underpinned by the school vision of ‘Excellence for All’. We expect that all students have access to a high quality, holistic careers programme that is targeted to their individual needs. Students across Years 7 to 13 will be able to access a programme that enables them to make informed decisions at key transition points during their time at school and throughout their lives.  We want students to be inspired and motivated by what they learn, to develop high aspirations and be aware of all opportunities available to them.

Our Careers Lead is Ms Riggs-Long


Phone: 0208 449 9583



Labour Market Information

To find the most up to date labour market information for the local area please use the below links:



Year 9 Options Information

Thank you to all of the Year 9 parents who joined us at the Options Information evening on Thursday 9th February 2023. The event was recorded, if you were unable to attend the evening and require further information please contact Mr Gowreah, Head of Year 9 via email:

All Year 9 students will have their options interviews on Thursday 23rd March 2023, students have received letters with their interview details, parents are welcome to attend the interview with their child. Copies of the options booklets can be found in the document section of this page, students received their personalised options booklet in February. 

Students and parents will be able to complete the online options form from Monday 27th March 2023 until Wednesday 29th March 2023 - the options forms will be made available via Satchel.  


Speak to a Careers Advisor

For students at all key transition points, there are some big decisions ahead. Whether you are deciding on your GCSE options, on going to university, starting an apprenticeship, joining our Sixth Form or a college or going into the word of full-time employment, you will have lots of questions. At Southgate School we have a Careers Advisor that works 1:1 with students or in groups from January to July to discuss career options.

You can also seek information from the National Careers Service Contact Centre. Here you will be able to chat online with a careers adviser regarding any questions that you may have. You can also speak to a careers adviser on the phone by calling 0800 100 900.

Contact us | National Careers Service 




At Southgate School all students and staff have access to Unifrog; the complete destinations platform. It is a one-stop-shop for students and a place where students can compare every university course, apprenticeship and FE course in the UK as well as universities in 30 other countries across the world. They can also access labour market information and advice on careers and subjects for all routes.

Students should be using Unifrog on a regular basis to update their skills and competencies, Unifrog is widely used for UCAS applications and lower down the school at key transition points.