The College online applications process for September 2017 entry is open from Friday 21st October 2016 to Tuesday 31st January 2017. Links to our online application form can be found on our homepage and elsewhere on this site.

Everything you need to know about applying:

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Talks in School Assembly sessions for those attending Partner/Link Schools

September/October

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Obtain a copy of the Prospectus

Printed copies of our Prospectus are available upon request. A digital version of the Prospectus is also available for immediate download.

Download | Request printed copy
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Open Evenings

Mid October

This is an opportunity to visit the College, meet our staff and students, view our facilities and find out more about the courses that we offer.

Open Evenings
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Decide on programme of study

The College offer three programmes of study:

  • AS/A Levels
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Advanced Foundation Programme (GCSE+)

Students who did not do GCSE Art and Design, Textiles or Graphics have the opportunity to do AS Art if they have the relevant skills. You will need to contact the Admissions Team after your interview, who will email you an assessment task.

In addition to the above the College also provides a number of Additional Studies courses.

Courses | IB Diploma Programme | Academic Departments and Student Services
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Complete on-line application

We welcome applications for 2017 entry at any time after our Open Evenings in October 2016. Please do not rush, as it is important that you make the appropriate choice of programme and subjects.

When you are ready to apply, click the Apply Now link which will appear on this page and throughout this website after our Open Evenings in October 2016 and carefully complete the various sections on the form, giving as much detail as you can. You should apply for just one of the three programmes of study (i.e. AS Levels, International Baccalaureate, or Advanced Foundation Programme). If you are unsure which to apply for, please do not be concerned, as if your choice later proves unsuitable, this can be changed as part of our interview process.

If you realise that you have made a mistake please DO NOT submit a second application as this can cause confusion. You should telephone the Admissions Office and explain the changes that you wish to make.

Apply Now
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Keep in touch

Applicants may also wish to visit our Prospective Students page for further details regarding the application, interview and enrolment process.

Prospective Students
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Interview events

The majority of interviews take place in College between November and March.

Please bring your most recent report and a hand written personal statement with you to your interview.

The personal statement should outline your main achievements both in and out of school and your current career plans including any university course ideas.

Personal Statement Guidelines
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In area applicants

Offer/Acceptance letter issued at interview
First Priority Applicants are all those who live within the Priority Admission Area of the College irrespective of which school they attend and those who attend College partner or link schools. They are likely to be offered places, following interview, provided that we offer an appropriate course for which the student expects to be qualified.

Out of area applicants

If you live outside the Priority Admission Area of the College and do not attend one of the first priority schools – any offer of a place will be posted to you by Mid-March. Please note the College expects to be oversubscribed in this category.
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Induction

Late June

The aims of induction are as follows:
  • To provide students with an exciting introduction to the College and its provision.
  • To introduce students to their Personal Tutor, to other members of the tutor group, to relevant subject staff and senior staff.
  • To give students a more detailed, personal introduction to the academic courses open to them and to record any changes of course.
  • To provide up-dated information relating to the Curriculum.
  • To introduce students to the range and variety of Additional Studies courses and wider College activities.
  • To inform students regarding student assistance fund. Concessionary bus and train passes.
  • To confirm the arrangements for Enrolment in August.
  • To give students an awareness of our expectations of them.
  • To help the College predict the likely number of enrolments in August.

View Summer 2016 Induction Briefing (PDF, 12 MB)

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Enrolment

Late August