Sixth Form Entry

We welcome Sixth Form applications from pupils who are currently studying GCSEs (or equivalents, if abroad) in Year 11. Pupils should be aged between 15 years and nine months and 17 years and three months on 1 September in the year of entry.

Bursary places are also available in the Sixth Form. Further details of these can be found in the Fees and Assistance section.


Assessment Process

We base our judgements for entry on an Assessment Day. These days are tailored to suit the likely combination of subjects indicated by candidates. We are keen to ensure that every candidate has an equal chance of success based on potential. For this reason, some of the assessments that take place are based on new stimulus material covering topics candidates will not have met before, whereas others assess current knowledge. The day also includes an interview to allow us to gain a clear picture of co-curricular interests and academic passions.

Conditional offers are made on the basis of performance on the Assessment Day. Typically, we set offers of a pupil achieving an average of a grade 7 across his GCSE subjects, with at least a grade 8 in the subjects they are choosing to study. 

If you would like further information about our admissions process or Sixth Form courses, please contact our Admissions department (


Sixth Entry Admissions Timetable 2023/24

Monday 17 July 2023 Application Form Opens
Thursday 28 September 2023

Whole School Open Evening

Monday 25 September 2023 (through to May) Assessment Days begin
Thursday 9 November 2023 Sixth Form Open Evening
Saturday 11 November 2023 Whole School Open Event
Friday 8 March 2024 Bursary Application deadline