Gatsby Benchmarks 

What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in secondary schools.


Need guidance?

For general guidance:

  • Download our Gatsby Benchmark toolkits for schools, colleges and for SEND.
  • For a summary of what good looks like for each of the Gatsby Benchmarks, download our summary guidance.

For guidance on each of the Gatsby Benchmarks:

We've worked with Careers Leaders and our Network to identify useful resources to help support you in your work towards achieving the Benchmarks. These resources can be found on each of the Gatsby Benchmark pages below. These resources are updated on a regular basis to ensure we are continually supporting you in your work. 

 

Gatsby Benchmark 1

Gatsby Benchmark 1

A stable careers programme

Find out more

Gatsby Benchmark 2

Gatsby Benchmark 2

Learning from labour market information

Find out more

Gatsby Benchmark 3

Gatsby Benchmark 3

Addressing the needs of every pupil 

Find out more

Gatsy Benchmark 4

Gatsby Benchmark 4

Linking curriculum learning to careers

Find out more

Gatsby Benchmark 5

Gatsby Benchmark 5

Encounters with employers and employees

Find out more

Gatsby Benchmark 6

Gatsby Benchmark 6

Experiences of workplaces

Find out more

Gatsby Benchmark 7

Gatsby Benchmark 7

Encounters with further and higher education

Find out more

Gatsby Benchmark 8

Gatsby Benchmark 8

Personal guidance

Find out more

 


Need help?

See our Gatsby Benchmarks FAQs and Gatsby Benchmarks FAQs for middle schools.