Further information for external applicants

Post 16 application form for external candidates

Entrance Procedure – STAGS Students 

Thursday 14 September 2017

Year 11 Information Evening

Friday 13 October 2017

Year 11 Assembly

Week commencing 16 October 2017

A Level subject tasters in lessons

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Year 11 into 12 Subject Fair(Run by Year 12 Students)

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Post 16 Information Evening

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Form Tutor Review Day

Thursday 16 November 2017

Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Information Evening

Week commencing 20 November 2017

Progression meetings (1) for each Year 11 student with senior member of staff

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Post 16 Open Morning (1) for external students at 9.15am

Commences 28 November 2017

GCSE Mock Exams

Monday 11 December 2017

Post 16 Application deadline for STAGS Students

Thursday 11 January 2018

Big Interview

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Futures Day

Thursday 25 January 2018

Post 16 Open Morning (2) for external students at 9.15am

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Week commencing 19 February 2018

Progression meetings (2) for each Year 11 student with senior member of staff post mock results

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Post 16 Open Morning (3) for external students at 9.15am

March 2018

Offer letters issued

May/June 2018

GCSE Exams

Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 July 2018

Induction Event

Thursday 23 August 2018

GCSE Results

Wednesday 29 August 2018


Preparing for Sixth Form

Post 16 Assembly - Friday 13 October 2017

On Friday 13 October, in their Year 11 assembly, students will be introduced to the process for transition to Post 16 study. Students will receive information regarding Post 16 Information evening and other opportunities in the Sixth Form.

Subject Taster Week

During the week commencing 16 October 2017, Year 11 Students will have the opportunity to hear from their teachers during lessons about what studying that subject entails at A Level. This should aid students in planning for the Post 16 Information evening.

Subject Fair - Tuesday 17 October 2017, 1.05pm

An opportunity for Year 11 students to speak with Sixth Formers studying A Levels from all curriculum areas in order to gain an understanding of A Level study from a student’s perspective.

Post 16 Information Evening - Wednesday 8 November 2017

A 6.30pm start will enable parents and students to visit the Sixth Form Centre to view the facilities. At 7.00pm there will be a presentation in the Main Hall, which is followed by the opportunity to visit subject areas throughout the school, and hear from teachers and students about the A Level curriculum. A map with roomings will be provided on the evening.

Progression Meetings - November 2017/February 2018

Every Year 11 student will have one-to-one meetings with a member of staff from the Senior Team to help them to settle on their Post 16 choices and to advise them of their options and various pathways.

Oxbridge and other competitive applications Information Evening - Thursday 16 November 2017

This evening starts at 7.00pm and aims to educate students and parents about the application processes for the most competitive courses. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are invited. There will be an introduction to the application process and then breakout sessions on the different specialised areas.



Guidance & Restrictions

Skirt or full length smart trousers
  • No shorts
  • No blue or coloured denim: jeans, jackets, shorts or other accessories
  • No jean-style trousers (cotton trousers that look like jeans are not acceptable)
  • No combat, sports, excessively patterned or frayed trousers
  • No mini or leather skirts
  • No leggings (unless black and worn under a skirt of an appropriate length), ski pants or footless tights
  • No jeggings
  • No hooded tops: a hood on a jacket is acceptable
  • No leather trousers
  • No sweatshirts
  • No tops with an obvious logo
Top with sleeves
  • Sleeves may be short or long.  No strappy tops
  • Style to cover cleavage and midriff
  • Boys wear shirt with a collar
Shoes, sandals or leather boots
  • No flip flops or sandals without a strap at back
  • No trainers, Converse shoes/boots, Vans or Dr Marten style boots
  • No rubber soled shoes
Tailored jacket
  • Optional, not denim or leather













Formal Occasions

(When Post 16 students represent the school, including presenting assemblies)


Guidance & Restrictions

BLACK skirt of reasonable length or
BLACK full length smart trousers
  • As above
BLACK or WHITE top with sleeves
  • As above
  • Boys to wear white shirt and a tie
BLACK shoes, sandals or leather boots
  • As above
BLACK tailored jacket
  • Optional