The College 16+

16+ Admissions timeline for 2020 onwards

Stage One: Enquiring

An enquiry to us is the first stage of the admission process. Following your call or email, we will take note of your contact details, send you a prospectus and invite you to attend an Open Morning.

Stage Two: Registering

Registering your child is the second stage in the admission process. At this point, we ask to see a copy of a current school report, where possible. This assists both you and the College in determining whether Brighton is the right choice for your child.

The next step is to complete a copy of our registration form, which we will be happy to send you. If you would like your child to be considered for a place, please do complete this form and return it to us with the registration fee.  Once your child is registered, they are entered on our books as having officially expressed an interest in joining the College, and will be invited to attend our Sixth Form Assessment Day.

Please note that registrations for UK pupils for entry in September 2020 will close on Monday 28th October 2019.

Stage Three: Assessments

For 2020 entry, assessments will be held on Friday 8th November (full boarders) and Saturday 9th November (day and weekly boarders).

Assessments for Sixth Form entry take place in the November of Year 11 and all candidates who have registered by the registration deadline will be invited to attend.  Candidates will be required to sit a full day of entry papers as follows:

1. A Verbal Reasoning Test (45 minutes) OR an English as an Additional Language Paper (EAL) (25 minutes).

2. An English and Mathematics Paper (90 minutes, split evenly between the two subjects).

3. A General Paper (60 minutes split evenly between three sections - Scientific Reasoning, Logic and Writing).

Pupils already in the school - i.e. in the U5th, or Year 11 - will also receive an academic scholarship for Sixth Form study if they perform in the top ten in their year group on the basis of GCSE results (and do not hold an academic scholarship already). The rank order is decided by the number of 9s and 8s grades achieved, and then by the number of GCSE points achieved.

Before the Assessment Day, we will contact your child's current school to request a confidential reference and predicted GCSE grades, so it is advisable to discuss your application with them.  This reference is a fundamental element in the decision making process.

Stage Four: Admission

Offers will be made on the 1st December 2019. Pupils are offered places at the College on the basis of their performance in the entry assessments and interview, subject to satisfactory references from their current school.

A place is confirmed with a completed acceptance form and payment of the acceptance deposit. Joining papers are then sent out over the summer, and the pupil joins the College in September.

For further information, please contact Mr James Morrish on +44 (0)1273 704306 or email: