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Initiative was a ‘huge success’

News article report by Felicity Macnamara for the Telegraph & Argus: 14th November

Nick Garthwaite, managing director of Christeyns and founder of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks


Careers Leader

Robert Fairbairn

Careers Leader





01274 307456


Our focus is to develop skills and attitudes that enable our learners to become independent adults and prepare them for their destinations and careers beyond Oastlers.

We aim for learners to have an enriched and stimulating curriculum to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of their gender, race, learning disability or physical disability.

Careers education, information, advice and guidance

Oastlers are committed to ensuring learners’ leave with the confidence, belief and values to help prepare them for adulthood. We work with and support learners to build their future options, realise their potential and decide how their skills and experiences fit with opportunities in the job market.

We prepare learners for their preferred transitional pathway whether that is to continue with further education, employment, training or living independently using a person-centred approach to delivery targeted outcomes.

Oastlers careers service is designed for learners from Year 7 onwards, highlighting vocational and academic routes for their journey into adulthood. Oastlers careers programme is known as;


Each learner has an Education, Health and Care plan which is linked to the external careers guidance provided by Bradford Prospects.

We underpin our strategy with the Gatsby Benchmark and the support of our Enterprise Coordinator and other key stakeholders.

Please click here to view our full Careers Strategy

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Do you work in a business that could help provide work experience or opportunities for our learners?

We are always looking for local businesses that are wanting to inspire and educate our learners about the world of work. If you think you could help to provide invaluable work experience or opportunities that give learners the chance to develop core skills and motivation, in the first instance, please contact Robert Fairbairn, robert.fairbairn@oastlers.co.uk


Join our open day which is taking place virtually on:

Thursday 15th April at 1pm and 6pm!


Find out more about what Keighley College has to offer, including;


  • Our courses – Vocational, A-levels, T-levels, Apprenticeships and more
  • Facilities – We will show you videos so you don’t miss out
  • Application, interview and enrolment process
  • Special guests
  • Live question and answer session


To book your place use the following link CLICK HERE




Oastlers School:

Flockton Road,



West Yorkshire

Telephone: 01274 307 456

Email: office@oastlers.co.uk


Head Teacher: Lyndsey Brown


Oastlers@Keighley School:

Exley Road,


BD21 1LT

West Yorkshire

Telephone: 01535 281 556

Email: keighley@oastlers.co.uk


Head Teacher: Lyndsey Brown

Head of Centre: Robert Fairbairn


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