Learners for Life

Next Steps: Secondary School, University & Careers


High Schools

We work closely with our local high schools throughout the whole year. This includes visits to school by high school bands, year 7 tutor visits and the headteacher assemblies. Pupil leaders from the local secondaries help out at our events such as sports days. 

Our pupils go on to all local schools - Harrogate Grammar School, Rossett High School, Harrogate High School, St Aidans, St John Fisher and Nidderdale High School. 


At Coppice, our curriculum is designed to inspire pupils to love learning - to be learners for life. From a careers perspective, our priority is making sure our pupils don't set limits on themselves and their futures. We teach our children to know that there is a whole world of careers open them. A recent BBC news article, quoted a report from an international economics group that showed many children, by the age of 7, had already limited their career ambitions for their future.  At Coppice, we seek to inspire our pupils to believe in themselves and to have big ambitions for their future.

We have an ongoing relationship with the University of Leeds so our pupils can learn about the careers and opportunities university can offer. Leeds students visit our school each week for a term, working with children in their classes. This year, we are going to take pupils to visit the university, to see the careers and opportunities a university education can offer.

Our Cornerstones topics include learning about the lives and careers of famous authors, architects, designers, artists etc.