Next Steps into Education or the World of Work

What is Raising the Participation Age (RPA)?

The government has increased the age to which all young people in England are required to continue in education or training. Pupils who leave year 11 have to continue until at least their 18th birthday. St Anne’s Academy is for years 7 -11 and we offer support and guidance into Post 16 options. Our young people will able to choose from:

  • full-time education (e.g. at a school or college)
  • an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • part-time education or training combined with one of the following:
    • employment or self-employment for 20 hours or more a week
    • volunteering for 20 hours or more a week

Click here to see our Rochdale local authority offer of post-16 opportunities. This includes all sixth form colleges and further education colleges.

Click here to see our Rochdale local authority apprenticeships brochure.

Click here to see the apprenticeships information presentation.

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What is Destination Data?

Destination data is any information that is collected about where a student goes after leaving school. This may include sixth forms/colleges they later go on to attend (including courses and subjects they go on to study), apprenticeships, traineeships or employment. We have an obligation to collect this data to understand the outcomes for our students and it is useful to plan our support for future students.

Please click below for our latest ‘Moving On’ report to see the final destinations of last year’s Year 11 students:

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St Anne's Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.