Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Careers Guidance

To achieve excellence in your future, to love what you do, to benefit your home life and family, to be polite and successful, to be determined to reach your goals – we are here to help you plan your future.

The academy Career's Leader is Jordan Kenison, and she can be contacted should you have any further queries about our careers programme.

Over the time that you are at Oasis Academy Coulsdon, you, with your parent/carer support, will be making a number of decisions relating to your future. We know how important and life-changing these decisions can be, and this drives us to ensure that everyone receives the best possible careers education.

During your time at Oasis Academy Coulsdon, you will be involved in activities and opportunities to develop your skills and understanding of the world of work. This enables you to make informed choices for your future in line with your strengths and areas of interest.

As a School, we have a statutory duty to provide access, for all young people in Years 7 – 11, to impartial, independent information, advice and guidance on careers.

Investor in Careers

We are proud to announce that the students and staff of Oasis Academy Coulsdon are committed to the assessment for Investor in Careers.  This Quality in Careers Standard award is a kite mark for quality in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and is recognised nationally across the country.  It is awarded to schools who have demonstrated a commitment to provide impartial, independent CEIAG to young people, to improve students’ awareness of opportunities, to raise their aspirations and to work with them to ensure they achieve their full potential.

The Gatsby Benchmarks ( are a key measure of the effectiveness of careers advice and are central to the Government’s Careers strategy.  To ensure our students receive the highest quality of careers guidance, we are working towards meeting all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks, in line with DfE expectations.  The focus of the benchmarks are:

●      A Stable Careers Programme

●      Learning from Career and Labour Market Information.

●      Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil

●      Linking Curriculum Learning to Carers

●      Encounters with Employers and Employees

●      Experience of Work Places

●      Encounters with Further Education

●      Personal Guidance

Investors Certificate of Commitment

To ensure that our students are provided with the best careers education we work closely with a number of  professionals and providers of further and higher education including the University of Surrey, Coulsdon college, East Surrey College, Southbank UTC, DHL, Chelsea Football Academy,  and HSBC.

If you are an employer or education provider and you would like to work with us, please click on the below link and explore the opportunities available.

Careers Guidance @OAC

The information published on this page will next be reviewed in Autumn Term 2024.