Advanced Apprenticeship

The National Grid Advanced Apprenticeship is an award winning programme which mixes both college studies and on the job training with a paid salary. After successful completion of the programme the Advanced Apprentices not only will hold an industry recognised qualification but will have gained valuable experience to prepare them for their future career within National Grid.

The minimum entry requirement for this programme is 5 GCSEs (grade C or above) which must include Maths and English Language. We can also accept qualifications equivalent to this.

Some of the benefits of our programmes also include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave and statutory holidays
  • Full board and cost covered when working away from home
  • Company vehicle
  • Pension

Further information about our programmes and how to apply online can be found using the following link:

Get your students to apply early, be aware that there is a closing date of the 31st Jan 2014

An Apprenticeship with Microsoft

For students keen to pursue a career in IT, Microsoft are offering apprenticeships for 300,000 teenagers, between the ages of 16-19 years old, in response to a Government push to increase the amount of apprenticeships on offer.

The Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship Programme has been established to help young people on their way to a career in IT, and ultimately bring new talent into the industry.

The Microsoft apprenticeship opportunities are fully supported and part funded by the National Apprenticeship Service, the Skills Funding Agency and awarding bodies, such as City & Guilds.

Former Microsoft apprentice, Tom Davis, claimed that the qualifications and experience he received from the apprenticeship has “given him a real foot in the door of the UK IT Industry.”

Apprenticeships have proven to be of value to both employers and apprentices across the country.

Enrolling on an apprentice programme for a well-known, worldwide organisation could be the necessary ingredient for your students to successfully compete against others, including IT graduates, when applying for a job in IT.

There is more information on Microsoft Apprenticeships and how to apply at:

Future First


This year, Edmonton County School is working with the charity Future First to build an alumni network. In other words, we’re building a community of former Edmonton County students to stay connected with the school.

We will be working to create this engaged alumni community to help us to do more for our students. It will work by keeping in touch with, and engaging students, from the point of leaving Edmonton County, as well as engaging former students who have already left.

Future First will then support us to communicate with (and invite back!) these former students to get involved with and support events and celebrations at Edmonton County, and to assume a range of roles such as volunteers, mentors, governors and maybe even fundraisers.

Former students can offer real careers insight and inspiration to current students, as relatable role models. This concept has long been successful in private schools and universities, and now we are hoping to make the most of it too.

We will be trying to get in touch with all former students, so if you or anyone you know previously attended Edmonton County School, then please do get in touch, or put them in touch, with Marion Smith, IAG Coordinator , on 0208 360 3158 ext. 2137.

Our school log in is  . :

School Closure, Thursday 17th October

Edmonton County School will be closed to students on Thursday 17 October 2013 due to strike action of the NUT and the NASUWT teacher unions.

We apologise for the inevitable disruption and inconvenience that this will cause. We will be open as normal on Friday 18 October 2013.

Sixth Form Open Evening

Dear Parent/Carer

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the Edmonton County Sixth Form Open Evening on 21st November. The event will be held at the Bury Campus from 6-8pm and is for applicants wishing to join us in September 2014, including present Year 11 students from ECS as well as external applicants from the local schools and beyond.

To accommodate the large numbers of families wishing to attend, we are providing two presentation times, 6.15pm and 7.15pm, and the opportunity to see the subject displays including a visit to the Bury Sixth Form Common Room.

At the event, each applicant will receive a copy of the latest Sixth Form Prospectus and Application Form. Information regarding the application process, including deadlines for applications, will be provided. The Open Evening is a crucial part in the process of making informed decisions about next steps after Year 11 and we hope that you make the most of the opportunity that it provides.

I will be available, along with representatives from each subject area, to answer questions that you may have on the night. If for any reason you are unable to attend the evening but would still like to consider applying and need the prospectus and application form, then please contact Ms J Williams, Sixth Form Student Manager, on extension 2505 who will ensure that you receive a copy after the event.

I very much look forward to seeing you there.

Yours sincerely

Ms J Hamill

Deputy Headteacher/Director of Sixth Form

Link to Sixth Form Pages


Please click here to download the Edmonton County Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Application Form 2014

6th Form Letter

6th Form Open Evening Invitation

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