Sixth Form at St Edmund’s is a popular choice for day and boarding students. We are looking for dynamic and creative students who will contribute towards the wider school community and go on to have a profound impact on the world.

Below are the steps you need to take to embark on this exciting journey with us, if you have any further questions which are not answered on this page please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Admissions department.

Step 1 – visit our school

Arrange to meet the Head, Edward O’Connor, and tour the school. Contact the Admissions Office by email or telephone 01227 475601.

Step 2 – registration

Parents may register their child at any time before a visit by completing the online registration form here, and submitting the non-refundable £150 registration fee.  Your son or daughter’s name is then added to the provisional list for entry in the term indicated. No child can be assessed for entry and subsequently accepted without first registering.

Step 3 – assessment

All prospective pupils are interviewed by the Head.

  • For entry in Year 12, prospective students must have achieved a minimum of 6 GCSE or IGCSE passes at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, together with minimum Grade B or Grade 5 (preferably Grade 6) in their chosen A-level subjects. Alternatively, entrance tests can be sat in each of the chosen A-level options.
  • Overseas prospective students not sitting GCSEs or IGCSEs, are required to take entrance exams in each of their chosen A-level options.
  • If English is not their first language, each prospective student is also required to sit an English exam.

Our policy is to apply these criteria to all students and potential students regardless of any disability of which we are aware, subject to our obligation to make reasonable adjustments so as not to put any student at a substantial disadvantage when compared to others. Whilst we do not have a specialist unit, we accommodate students with Additional Educational Needs (AEN) as far as we are able.

Where students have a diagnosed additional need, a copy of the most current educational psychologist’s report is required. A meeting will usually be arranged with our own Head of Additional Needs in order to assess the level of support needed, and whether or not we are in a position to provide it.

All assessment visits may be arranged through the Admissions Office on 01227 475601. 

Step 4 – requesting a reference and report

Parents are asked to provide copies of the two most recent school reports from their child’s current school. Subsequently, the Head will request a reference on the prospective student’s academic progress and social traits from the current school’s Head Teacher.

Step 5 – offer of a place

Assuming the assessment is successful, the Head will make a formal offer of a place and send this to the parents along with the Parent Contract and joining instructions.  Parents respond by accepting the place in writing, completing the joining instructions and agreeing to the school’s terms and conditions.  Payment of a £750 deposit is also required, which is refundable on the final term’s fees but non-refundable if the student does not join the school.

Step 6 – visa application (Overseas only)

Students from outside of the UK will require a visa prior to entering the UK and studying at the school. St Edmund’s is recognised by the UK Border Agency as a Highly Trusted Sponsor and can issue a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) to those students who are offered an unconditional place. Applications for a visa can be made at any British Embassy or High Commission. For those students who are already in the UK and wish to study at St Edmund’s, an application can be made in the country (either in person or by post).

As St Edmund’s has Highly Trusted Status, we can accept in-country applications whilst the application for a visa is pending with the UK Border Agency. Obtaining the CAS from the school is only one part of the visa application process, however. Students seeking a visa should ensure that they are aware of the visa requirements and are able to demonstrate that they have the required supporting documentation available for the school to see before the CAS is issued.  There is a visa administration fee of £50.00.

Tuition fee information can be found here.