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Gap year

About Gap Years


A gap year (sometimes referred to as a sabbatical) is when someone takes a break from work or education to travel, volunteer, or work abroad (sometimes all 3!).


A gap year can be beneficial for people who wish to:


  • gain some work experience in their chosen field before continuing their studies
  • explore different places before studying abroad
  • improve their skills or grades before applying for further study


The Law


UK law means that once you finish your year 11 education, you must do one of the following until you're 18:








Mrs A Sullivan 

Assistant Headteacher

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