Provider Access Policy Statement


This policy statement sets out the academy’s arrangements for managing the access

of providers to Students at the school for the purpose of giving them information

about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal

obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pupil entitlement

All Students in Years 8-13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships

opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the

full range of education and training options available at each transition point.

  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer in

technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies

and group discussions and taster events.

  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and

technical courses.

For pupils of compulsory school age these encounters are mandatory and there

will be a minimum of two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (Year 8

to 9) and two encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (Year 10 to 11).

For pupils in the ‘third key phase’ (Year 12 to 13), particularly those that have not

yet decided on their next steps, there are two more provider encounters available

during this period, which are optional for pupils to attend.

These provider encounters will be scheduled during the main school hours and the

provider will be given a reasonable amount of time to, as a minimum:

  • share information about both the provider and the approved technical

education qualification and apprenticeships that the provider offers

  • explain what career routes those options could lead to
  • provide insights into what it might be like to learn or train with that provider

(including the opportunity to meet staff and pupils from the provider)

  • answer questions from pupils

Meaningful online engagement is also an option, and we are open to providers that

are able to provide live online engagement with our pupils.

Previous providers

In previous terms/years we have invited the following providers from the local

area to speak to our pupils:

  • Lincolnshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lincoln College
  • Riseholme College
  • MPCT Lincoln
  • Access Creative Lincoln
  • Lincolnshire Police
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Hull
  • Loughborough University
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Navy
  • Army
  • Lincoln UCT



Destinations of our pupils

Our Year 11 pupils moved to a range of providers in the local area

2023 Leavers  


Year 11:  


SRPA Sixth Form =   58

Further Education   = 131

Apprenticeship = 14

Armed Forces = 3

Other Sixth Form = 2

Left the Area = 0

NEET =  0


Y13 destinations

Higher Education = 37

Full Time Employment = 3

Apprenticeships = 2

Gap Year = 6

Armed Forces = 1

Other = 1


Management of provider access requests


A provider wishing to request access should contact:

Mr J Griffiths: Assistant Headteacher

Telephone: 01522 882020



Opportunities for access

The provider encounters required are integrated into the academy careers programme.

We will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils.

Please contact the staff listed above for further information.

Year Group Encounter with provider

13 University of Nottingham
12 Loughborough University
12 King Power UCAS Event
11 Apprenticeship Provider
11 MPCT Lincoln
10 TBC
10 TBC
9 NHS Careers in the NHS
9 Lincoln College / Riseholme College
8 University of Nottingham


Premises and facilities

The academy will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity.

The academy will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the academy senior leadership team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the academy reception to be added to the career’s information available to students.

Date: March 2024

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