News & Events

NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT
Our sister school The Collett School, Warner Bros and Reliance Group was voted by The Careers & Enterprise Company as the Innovative Partnership of the Year for 2018 in the East and South East! Providing outstanding careers support for young people is always our main objective, so it is fantastic to get recognition for the all the hard we have achieved in developing our school and engaging with local businesses and the community at large.
(Photo at bottom)

There is always ability in disability. Our horsebox café project will help spread awareness of this in our local community. Here's a viral clip from the US where an autistic barista danced his way into the hearts of millions!

Herts SEND Local Offer


...is your one-stop shop for information, support, services and activities available for children and young people with special educational needs, and their families.

Oaklands College


For more information about Oaklands College Event Dates and Open Evenings, click the PDFs below:



Dacorum Schools Careers Fair




Gatsby Benchmark

The Gatsby Benchmark is a nationally recognised system developed by The Careers & Enterprise Company used to evaluate how schools are helping their students transition to the workplace.

See how well our work experience programme works under the Gatsby Benchmark standards by clicking on the links below:
Gatsby Benchmark, November 2018

As of our November 2018 results, St Luke's School has hit 100% in Benchmark 3 (Addressing the needs of each pupil), Benchmark 6 (Experiences of workplaces), and Benchmark 8 (Personal guidance).

For more information on the Gatsby Benchmark please visit their website.

St Luke's Strategic Development of Pupils' Employment and Work

Lower School


  • Learning about people who do different jobs
  • Role Play
  • Travel training
  • Learning about time - future and history


Middle School


  • Learning about careers and types of employment
  • Embarking on self evaluation
  • Being taught about jobs and careers
  • Travel training
  • Time and relevance to the individual and others
  • PSD - personal presentation and hygiene
  • Transferable communication skills and how we communicate to different people in different roles
  • Societal expectations


Upper School


  • Making decisions on types of work and careers that interest them and
  • Experiencing work
  • Reflection on skills and refinement of thinking through CV writing to present themselves effectively
  • Creating a portfolio of skills and business enterprise activities to take to interviews
  • Doing things to find out about jobs and careers e.g. college placements, job centre visits, job searches, research
  • Mock interviews
  • Undertaking applications
  • Money
  • Learning about tax, salaries, insurances, bills, credit and debit
  • Travel training

Activities Undertaken to Advance Employability

We Attend Careers Skills and Fairs
We attend careers fairs; World Skills at Excel Centre, NEC Skills Show and DESC job's fair in February each year. The World Skills fair at Excel Centre has a great website for further information:

We Have Careers Talks
We will be using Amazing Apprenticeships to do talks in school and Central London Careers Hub to access information and talks to our pupils about opportunities. This is for Year 9 pupils and upwards.

Barclays Life Skills are one of the employment career sites we regularly use.

National Careers Service offers information and support and, we also use Careers Box and the Apprenticeships website

We Have CV Workshops
On our Link Course with College, pupils complete a CV and reflect on their experiences

We undertake Mock Interviews
As part of the Link Course, all the pupils will undertake mock interviews. When attending Work Experience, we also arrange interviews for pupils to undertake.

E-Mentoring
Kooth is a good free online website for support and counseling. and the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) supports young engineers and scientists across the UK.

Mentoring with an Employee
This happens on an individual level with pupils looking to work in particular industries. We find this helpful for the pupils to develop a wider understanding of the specifics of jobs and engage the child in an area of their own interest.

Enterprise Activities
We undertake Enterprise Activities throughout the year, in which the pupils make/create things, where the revenue is managed in the pupils' own school account. We have also undertaken several Young Enterprise schemes. More information on Young Enterprise is obtainable from the Young Enterprise website.

Quality encounters with an employer:
Work experience and the experience of work programmes by St Luke's are designed to ensure a genuine and quality encounter with an employer. We seek to match employers with our pupils carefully to ensure the experience is enriching for both parties. These experiences are with local, national and international employers. We are always looking to support placements and welcome any suggested contacts: please email us with any contacts, which we will follow up: Contact Us

Apprenticeships:
It is the school's ambition to support Apprenticeships, providing support for employers and students from St Luke's School

Hertfordshire's Further Education Colleges are:
West Herts College
Oaklands College
North Hertfordshire College
Herts Regional College