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16+ Admissions


Our Sixth Formers enjoy the best of all worlds: a supportive and dynamic academic environment, a friendly and caring school community, a wide range of sporting activities, and a beautiful campus in one of the UK's most vibrant cities.

The admissions process for 16+ starts in Year 11. Registration is recommended at least one year prior to entry, and you are warmly invited to attend one of our Open Mornings. 

Please see the timeline below for more information. If you have any questions about admissions, please email Mr James Morrish. For information about our Opening Doors programme please see here

Enquiry & registration
By October of Year 11
Assessments & scholarships
November of Year 11
Conditional offer
December of Year 11
Confirmed offer
August after GCSE results

Stage 1 - Enquiry


We hope you will find all the information you need on these pages, but if not our admissions team is here to help.

The ideal way to see the College and meet us is at one of our Open Mornings

Stage 2 - Registration


The registration deadline for Sixth Form entry in 2024 is Wednesday 18 October 2023.

It is easy to register for a place in our Sixth Form - simply contact our admissions team for details.

Stage 3 - Assessments and scholarships

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We invite all those registered for a place in our Sixth Form to join us for an Assessment Day, which takes place in November prior to the year of entry. 

The first round of assessments will involve written papers in verbal reasoning, maths and a general paper assessing aptitudes in scientific reasoning, reading and writing. This will be followed with a second round of interviews the following week.

Stage 4 - Offer and welcome

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Following the November Assessment Day, conditional offers are made in December. These offers are conditional upon GCSE grades achieved and released the following August.

Once you have formally accepted your place for Year 12, we will invite you to an induction afternoon. We will also send you your welcome pack, where you will learn about events planned to help you settle in quickly.