Application Process

All students are required to complete the online application form on our school website.

An important part of your application form is the final text box asking you to consider the attributes that you possess which would make you a good sixth form student. It is important to stress to all prospective students from year 11 that before we look at your grades we consider your ability to work hard. To be successful you need to have a desire to give of your best.

Once we receive the application an interview may be held with parents to discuss the coming two years and individual aspirations and goals.

We do not admit students with fewer than 5 grade 4s at GCSE. Indeed in some subjects at least a grade 5 or 6 is preferable. Those students working in foundation groups in science and maths will need to speak to their teachers about the demands of taking A level in these subjects, even if they gain a grade 5, as the step up to A level is a big one.

Students from other institutions

Recently a pleasing trend has developed in that we have welcomed many students from other institutions. In these cases a reference from your present school is required indicating clearly that you have worked hard at GCSE level. As long as you satisfy our basic entry requirement, you will be invited to an interview with the Head of Sixth Form. We would also be pleased to arrange a taster day for you.


Please click here for the Year 11-12 bridging programme