Student success stories
Students and their families share their experiences of specialist colleges and the difference it has made to their lives.
Lee wins national competition
A teenager has overcome his shyness and lack of confidence to win a national Young Enterprise award
Making work experience count
Jordan, from Portland College, was such a star in his work placement that the company offered him an apprenticeship.
I loved working in a hotel
Geor-Dan, from Foxes Academy in Somerset, wants to work in a hotel kitchen after her positive work experience.
‘The confidence to keep going’
Matthew organises and manages summer school holiday clubs for children in the Warwickshire area.
Eliot opens his own business
Thanks to a work experience placement, Eliot has set up his own business doing what he loves – valeting cars.
Lee wins supported internship
Lee Harding, who is registered blind, did not let his disability hold him back when he left Henshaws and returned home to the North East