At Heckmondwike Grammar School we have a well -resourced careers department and we hold the national Quality in Careers Standard.

The school employs Mrs Ellis and Mrs Haigh who are experienced, professionally qualified Careers Advisers. Both Mrs Ellis and Mrs Haigh are based in the Careers Resource Centre, providing advice and guidance to students. They can also be contacted via [email protected]

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In addition to providing personalised advice and guidance to individual students, the department provides a broad-ranging and in-depth programme of Personal Development and Tutorial lessons, careers events and presentations for students in each year group from year 7 to year 13. This includes a wide range of employers and Higher Education institutions to inspire students and broaden their horizons, to enable students to make fully informed choices. You can see the Careers programme by clicking the hyperlink to the right. Our aim is for each student to progress from school into a destination which is right for them and in which they can reach their full potential.

Students and parents can find out more about jobs and labour market information by visiting

Students can access careers resources, alumni career insight videos and recordings of previous careers-related events by visiting the HGS Careers sharepoint site:

Careers Newsletters

The careers newsletter can be viewed below, you will need to log into your Heckmondwike Grammar School account to view them

Issue 1 September 2023.pdf

Issue 2 November 2023.pdf

Issue 3 March 2024 .pdf


Careers Policy Provider Access Careers Strategy Work Experience Policy