It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we must inform you that Helen Roberts (Geography and Careers) passed away
on Saturday 4th March having been diagnosed with terminal cancer just a few weeks earlier.

The funeral service will take place at St. Andrew’s Church, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5ET on 28th March at 1pm.

The funeral cortège will pass the school at 12.30pm

BAFB staff and pupils will line the inside and outside of the perimeters along Burnage Lane to pay their respects.

Any former students, Parents and Carers wishing to join us in paying their respects at this time
are invited to do so by standing on the opposite side of the road.

Please do not park your vehicle near school or on Burnage Lane. 

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Parents / Carers

Young people are now expected to do some kind of training or education right up to their 18th birthday, even if they work. This doesn’t mean they have to stay on at school. And it doesn’t stop them getting a job at 16 or 17. But it gives them a chance to keep learning – in a way that suits.


Evidence suggests that people earn more over their whole lifetime if they train or study from 16 to 18.

The Choices

There are several choices – including classroom learning, or practical, job-related learning for the more hands-on. The main choices are:

• full-time education, such as school or college
• an apprenticeship or traineeship
• full-time work or volunteering plus part-time education or training.

Please click the image to download A Flying Start which fully explains post-16 options:

















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