St. Benedict’s Catholic College

St Benedict’s Catholic College is a co-educational secondary school in Colchester, Essex. As the only remaining Catholic secondary school in Colchester, it has a fairly large catchment area, which includes North Essex.  Founded in 1963 it has 854 pupils aged 11-16.


Directions has been delivering Careers Information, Advice & Guidance at the school since 2018.





”As part of our College plan to develop CEIAG, I was looking for ways of being able to deliver 1:1 guidance interviews for all our Year 11 cohort. ‘Directions’ had been recommended to me by another school in the area and so I made contact with Deborah to see what ‘Directions’ could offer. Within weeks we were able to agree and put in place our plan for guidance interviews. The resources and experience that ‘Directions’ brings to this aspect of CEIAG has been invaluable, as has the ‘sound board’ they provide for many of the other initiatives we have introduced. Their manner with the students is professional, encouraging, challenging but supportive and feedback from the students has been wholly positive. Thank you ‘Directions’ for helping us to improve the provision we offer our students.”


Wendy O’Neill
Assistant Principal and Careers Leader