*The Academy is not currently accepting applications for Post 16

Post 16

In 2016-2017 Appleton Academy Post 16 students achieved the best ever academic and vocational results:

  • The overall academic pass rate was 97.8% with 65% of students achieving A*-C grades, the highest in the Academy's history.
  • The vocational pass rate was 100% with 78% of students achieving a Distinction/Distinction*.
  • Progress made in vocational qualifications was significantly above national.
  • As a result of their success students who wanted to go on to Higher Education all went to their first choice university.
  • Destinations included Russell Group Universities, including Liverpool and York.
  • 74% of these students were the first in their family to access Higher Education.

Destinations 2014-2015

The Academy is extremely proud that a record number of our Post 16 leavers went onto University this year:

Student University Course
Brandon Cawthra           Bradford                        Archeology
Kewin Clee Huddersfield Graphic Design
Aiden Collins Edge Hill Game Design
Charley Illingworth Leeds Trinity Primary Teaching
Ella Jardine Bradford Educational Studies
Amy Marsh Liverpool English
Morgan Morley Bradford Social Work
McKala Slater Huddersfield History
Melissa Turner Manchester Adult Nursing
Courtney Wavell Sheffield Hallam Media Design
Lucy Wilby Leeds Trinity Accountancy
Aqib Zaman Bradford Law

Destinations 2013-2014

Our students continued to raise the bar and 27% of students joined apprenticeships or the workplace and 73% went on to Higher Education with the following institutions:

Bradford College/Bradford University/Huddersfield University/Leeds Met University/The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)

Destinations 2012-2013

63% of our students went into apprenticeships or took up a career.  37% of the Academy's students went onto Higher Education with the following Colleges and Universities:

Bradford College/Kirklees College/Bradford University/Huddersfield University/Leeds Met University

Of those students going on to study at university, all were the first members of their family to do so and the Academy is incredibly proud that our aim to raise aspiration and achievement in Wyke has had such demonstrable effects. 


Appleton Academy works closely with C&K Careers who provide high quality, impartial information, advice and guidance to young people from ages 13-19.

We have our own Careers Adviser, who works with Appleton Academy focusing on students who are choosing GCSE options and those moving on from Year 11 and Year 13.

You may also find the following links helpful:

National Careers Service

Bradford Council Vacancies


Calderdale Council Vacancies

Get My First Job



Job Vacancies Direct

Kirklees Council Vacancies

Leeds Council Vacancies

School Leaver Jobs

Other useful resources and guides can be found in the links below:

Alternatives to University  CareerCrowd
EURES  Future Talent
Not Going to Uni  Pure Potential
Quintessential  Student Ladder
Prince's Trust  Commission for Employment & Skills
Young Britain