You do not have to stay on at school until you are 18
Are you considering an Apprenticeship?
You can leave school at 16 if you are in an apprenticeship. Three questions...:
The Government is increasing the age that all young people in England must continue in education or training or employment with training until they are 17 years old from 2013. From 2015 they will need to stay on until their 18th birthday. Its called Raising the Participation Age (RPA).
Raising the participation age (RPA) does not mean young people must stay in school; you will be able to choose one of the following options post-16:
1 - full-time education, such as school, college or home education
The benefits of an Apprenticeship that could matter to you are:
You can apply to be an Apprentice by searching for companies that are employing Apprentices at the Find an Apprenticeship Service.