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How to Apply

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to run our usual Sixth Form Open Evening and Y11 Taster Day this year.  However, in its place we will be offering the opportunity for families to have a guided tour of the sixth form and school in November.  The tours will be 30 minutes and led by current sixth form students. Please email for more information.

How to apply for September 2021

Applications will open October 2020.   All applications should be made online, please click here

Sixth Form Experience

We are delighted to be able to offer several half day immersive workshops per A level subject from 8th June to 25th June. We look forward to welcoming all our applicants to these sessions. It is a chance not only to explore the A level subjects to check students have made the right choices, but also to experience our excellent sixth form facilities, meet the teaching staff and make new friends. From Science practicals to Geography fieldwork, these workshops will be a refreshing change from 'chalk and talk' lessons.  Below are links that will provide you with details of the subject outlines and the sessions dates and times.

Sixth Form Experience Dates and Times

Subject Outlines


Application process

We accept up to 150 students into Y12 each year from our own Y11 students and a wide range of other schools in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and much further afield across the globe. Over 30% of our students join us having not studied with us before. This is our application process this year. If you have missed these deadlines but are interested in a place, then get in touch for a discussion to see whether you can still apply.

  • A grade 4 in English and Maths plus at least 3 more GCSEs at grade 4 or above.  Short courses do not count.
  • 4 grades or above in the subjects you are wishing to study at A level though a 5 grade would be desirable.
  • Please note that some subjects have specific entry requirements, see the Subject Information pages.

We can also accept students into Y13 when they have studied elsewhere. If this applies to you, get in touch for a discussion about whether this is a possibility.

Deadline for applications - Friday 22nd January 2021.

Formal Interview - February/March 2021

Preparatory information and handbooks - July 2021

GCSE results day - Thursday 19th August 2021

Enrolement deadline - Friday 20th August 2021


Textbook List 2020

Here you will find the list of textbooks that students are expected to use during their A level studies.