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Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

School Contacts: 

Head of Careers: Mr A Davidson
Trustee responsible for Careers: Prof. R Freathy
Independent Careers Advisor: Dr O Jenkins, CSW

Phone Number: 01297 552327


Careers education at Colyton Grammar School is aimed at providing exceptional students with the same inspiration that our academic programme gives.

We seek to help our learners understand their strengths, to demonstrate and develop employability skills, and have the best qualifications to maximise their opportunities in a rapidly changing careers world. We believe that as students gain greater maturity, they recognise also the importance of their core values in steering a successful career journey. We recognise that all of our students have the potential to go on beyond school to make a significant contribution to society, given their intellectual ability and personal capabilities.

To help us give the best information, advice and guidance to our students, we value a collaborative approach, working with leading universities and employers, with parents and former Colyton students, as well as the staff of Careers South West.

Inspire Talks

We have an annual programme of careers talks from employers, Colyton alumni, as well as parents of current Colyton students. Speakers give assemblies and lunchtime presentations on their career journeys and experience, and hold Question and Answer sessions with interested students.

We are always interested to hear from you, if you have a career story to tell, or can give advice and information about a particular career area. Please get in touch with Dr E Styles on 01297 552327 or email:

Inspire Talks Programme of Speakers

Click here to view a schedule of inspiring talks that we have hosted in school over the last few years.

External Training Providers and Employers

We have strong connections with Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) institutions, and other training providers and companies in the region. Through these connections we provide a strong support to our comprehensive career programme, with talks and information regarding all the different routes and careers that are open to our students. This includes talks from education and training providers to all students, from Year 8, and then in every year after during their remaining time at the school. 

An overview of our careers programme can be seen on the pages here, and our Careers Policy and Provider Access Policy can be viewed here.

If you are interested in working with us, speaking to students, or would like more information please get in contact with out Head of Careers, Mr A Davidson.