A CRADLEY Heath School has won a national careers award.

Ormiston Forge Academy has achieved the national quality in Careers Standard using thanks to its approach provided by Complete Careers.

An assessment visit in January commended the school’s work to continually monitor, review and evaluate the school’s approach to its CEIAG (careers, education, information, advice and guidance) provision.

Careers leader, Rachel McCarthy said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard, it recognises that we are a school that can demonstrate that we are working towards the Department of Education’s Gatsby Benchmarks which are a measure of the provision of excellent careers education, information, advice, and guidance for all students from year 7 to year 14.

“Forge is a school that isn’t just concerned about academic achievement, we are committed to supporting a range of work experience opportunities, extra-curricular clubs, enterprise education and off-timetable days that help our students to understand the skills they will need in a fast-changing world.

"Ensuring that our students are well-rounded, well-prepared, happy young people is key to all of our successes.”