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Cotham School

Careers (Futures) Support

At Cotham we take pride in the academic success of our students. We strive to secure the best possible achievement and outcomes for every student and we wish to instil a lifelong enjoyment of learning. Our school culture is one where the full range of success is celebrated. A stimulating range of extra-curricular activities, trips and visits are offered to bring context to the curriculum and enable students to research and determine their own individual pathways to success.

Underpinning our entire philosophy are the values of the Co-operative movement: Nurturing the development of the ‘whole child’ and “future citizens” is of key importance to us. We believe the character, life skills and confidence to be gained from this approach are beyond measure in terms of their real-­life application.  We believe that excellence will be achieved by constantly challenging students, raising aspirations, and by insisting that every child has a unique potential to be successful.  

At Cotham we value the partnerships we have with families, Alumni, external learning providers and the wider business community and take pride in the fact that our school community reflects the diversity of Bristol . We value the quality of relationships that we build and we value the rich variety of backgrounds and experiences that our students bring to the school.  At Cotham we seek to provide an education that enables our students to gain university places of their choice and the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.  Our ambition is for students to leave us well prepared for a globally changing future and ready to take their place in society.

Cotham School Student Work Experience Activities 

Cotham Careers Journey Board


Planning your Future


What are your options?

Choosing a career

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