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Work-Related Learning

Work-related learning is important at Lonsdale. In Upper School  students work together to set up their own company, guided every step of the way by the staff team, a Business Adviser, and our school  Business Manager Mr Allam.

Running their own company encourages students to work together, interact with adults and grow in confidence as they set up their own enterprise. Past experiences include being able to trade at school events and to run a tuck shop on a Friday. 


As well as running their own business, all students will take part in a WRL week, where each student has a bespoke timetable. This include on site and off-site work placements, as well as visiting speakers coming into school.


Across all phases, our pupils learn about the world of work. The curriculum is taught with a pupil- centred focus, adapting the learning to suit individual learning needs and pupil aspirations. Please see our PSHCE curriculum overview for more details.


Lonsdale students also link with Marriotts School for WRL days, where they learn collaboratively about business and interview techniques alongside other important life skills.


We review our WRL programme annually, using Gatsby benchmarking to ensure it meets requirements.

If you require further information, please contact Mrs North (WRL, Careers and Work Experience

Co-ordinator) at