The information on this page is provided to assist you in understanding the process of gaining admission to the Sixth Form in September 2023.
If further information is required please contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children need to be registered with the School to be considered for a place. Registration for Sixth Form entry must be made online by the closing date of Monday 31 October for September 2023 entry. The relevant page may be accessed via the button below. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £160.
Sixth Form Entry
External applicants for Sixth Form entry are asked to sit papers in the subjects that they propose to study at A Level or Pre-U. Sixth Form Entrance and Scholarship Examinations take place on Monday 5 December 2022. Where an applicant intends to study a subject not previously taken (e.g. Politics, History of Art, Philosophy, Psychology), question papers provide candidates with an opportunity to show their aptitude for the subject concerned.
Applicants are interviewed by Heads of Faculty and they also have a personal interview with the Head, Head of Sixth Form or their designate. An offer of a place is conditional upon a candidate achieving a minimum of 59 points in nine GCSE/(I)GCSE subjects. NB. In this calculation, a score of 9 or 8 in a subject will contribute 8 to the final total. Where relevant, applicants must also meet any subject specific requirements for their chosen A-level or Pre-U course. Please see the Sixth Form Prospectus (or consult the Registrar) for further details about subject specific requirements.
Candidates may offer one Music or Drama examination in their tariff point total when applying to the Sixth Form as follows:
|A Practical Music examination accredited by ABRSM, TCL or LCM* obtained at Grade 8 (Pass or above)||8 tariff points|
|LAMDA Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies (PCertLAM) obtained at Distinction level||8 tariff points|
|LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Performance (Acting) obtained at Grade 7 or above.||8 tariff points|
|A Practical Music examination accredited by ABRSM, TCL or LCM* obtained at Grade 7 (Pass or above)||7 tariff points|
|LAMDA Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies (PCertLAM) obtained at Pass or Merit level||7 tariff points|
|LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Performance (Acting) obtained at Grade 6 or above.||7 tariff points|
*Other providers may be approved by the Director of Music and candidates offering alternatives should seek his advice.
Sixth Form Candidates qualifying for Access Arrangements
For candidates the School determines as qualifying for Access Arrangements, extra time is allowed in all papers and, where applicable, a laptop computer may be used, provided recommendation has been made in a professional report written within the last two years usually by an educational psychologist. All requests for Access Arrangements must be made with supporting evidence by the closing date of Monday 7 November 2022.
Sixth Form Offer Decisions
The School bases its decision whether to offer a place on the candidate’s performance at interview; in the School’s written entrance examinations; in the successful attainment of the specified GCSE/(I)GCSE points score total in public examinations taken; and a confidential reference requested from the candidate’s current Head Teacher. Offers to candidates are made approximately three weeks after the formal examinations.
Accepting an offer of a place
If a child is successful following assessment, a formal offer of a place will be made. A completed Acceptance Form is submitted together with a fee deposit against the child’s last term’s fees at the School; the deposit is not returnable should the place not be taken up.
The offer of a place will be deemed to have lapsed if it is not formally accepted within two weeks of the offer being made.
Under the conditions of acceptance, School fees are due on or before the first day of term. Compound interest at 1.5% per month will be added to all outstanding accounts after the start of term.
Parents should note that peripatetic staff (e.g. visiting music teachers) are paid on a fee-for-service basis.
There is a fee deposit of £1,750 which is held for the duration of the pupil’s education in the School.
A full term’s notice of the intention to withdraw a pupil must be given in writing to the Head. In the absence of such notice, a full term’s fees will be charged.
Parent Contract (Terms and Conditions)
The Governors reserve the right to raise the fees during the course of the year; normally at least one term’s notice is given of an increase in School fees. The Parent Contract (Terms and Conditions) is available from the School Policies page.
All particulars may be obtained from the Bursar (Tel. 020 8392 5804), email: email@example.com