Admission into Sixth Form

The Governors will be prepared to accept an additional 20 boys into Year 12. There is no limit for the number of students transferring from the school’s own Year 11 cohort. For entry into Year 12, a pupil is required to achieve a minimum of Grade 5 in at least five GCSE subjects including GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language. In addition, a pupil must reach the published requirements for entry onto his proposed course of study. Requirements for individual subjects are stated on the subject pages of the school website and in the Sixth Form Information Booklet.

Should there be more external applicants who reach the required academic standard than can be accommodated after the admission of boys who have undergone statutory assessment and for whom a final statement of special educational needs (SEN) or Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan has been issued, priority will be given to ‘looked after’ boys and all ‘previously looked after’ boys and then to boys from other schools who live closest to the school.

All distance measurements are based on straight line distance measured by an electronic mapping system from a child’s home address to school. The measurement is made from postcode to postcode.

In the case of a tie-break situation where two or more applicants live equidistant to school and there are not enough spaces to offer all applicants who fulfil the relevant criteria, the remaining place(s) will be allocated using a computerised random number generator.

If the Governors decide not to allocate a place in any school year, parents have the right to appeal against the decision. An independent panel will hear appeals.

More information is also available in our Sixth Form Admissions Policy.