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Apprenticeships on the rise at Diss High School

Diss, Norfolk. Diss High School Entrance and Sign ENGANL00120141202154218
Diss, Norfolk. Diss High School Entrance and Sign ENGANL00120141202154218

Diss High School has more sixth form-aged pupils now involved in apprentice initiatives than any other school in the South Norfolk district, according to a recent county council report.

The latest set of apprenticeship figures published by Norfolk County Council indicate the high school, based in Walcot Rise, has 61 students aged between 16 and 18 years old currently undergoing Intermediate Apprenticeships, with another four in this age bracket on Advanced Apprenticeships.

Councillor Jenny Chamberlin, county council representative for Diss and Roydon, said the Norfolk Apprentice Scheme was “going from strength to strength”, with the pupils gaining additional opportunities through the high school’s collaborations with other organisations, including Saffron Housing, which has its own young apprentice programme.

Elsewhere in south Norfolk, Long Stratton High School has 35 pupils on Intermediate and four pupils on Advanced Apprenticeships, respectively, while Archbishop Sancroft High School, located in Harleston, also has 24 apprentices working at Intermediate level and one at Advanced level.

Meanwhile, in north Suffolk, Framlingham Earl High School has 29 students aged 16-18 on Intermediate Apprenticeships.

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