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How to Apply

St Peter's 13-18

How to Apply

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Application Process for Sixth Form

Lower Sixth is the first year of the two-year A-level course, and a very popular entry point. Candidates are assessed in their preferred subjects for A-level, and complete an interview.  Reports, references and predicted grades are taken into account.

Our minimum academic requirement for entry to the Sixth Form is six GCSEs at grade 6, or equivalent.  However, entry is extremely competitive and in most circumstances it is likely that candidates will need to perform well above this level to be successful in securing a place.  We are happy to provide further advice during the admissions process.

To apply for a place, please complete our online application form before 31 October and send your registration fee of £75 via bank transfer*. If you require any help with this process, please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Gillian Bland on 01904 527 305 or by email at

*You will find our bank transfer information on our application form. 

Entrance Exam

The Entrance Exam for entry to the Lower Sixth is held in mid-November.

Candidates who perform particularly well in the November exam will be offered a place by 1 December. However, those candidates who perform less strongly may be placed on a waiting list before a final decision is made.

We may choose to make a firm offer or a conditional offer.  Where a conditional offer is made, the candidate must meet any specified criteria – such as achieving certain grades at GCSE – before the place can be confirmed.

Day or boarding?

When you apply to Sixth Form at St Peter's, you can choose to join us as a day or boarding pupil. Around 30% of our Sixth Formers board, enabling them to dedicate more time to the things they love and make the most of everything on offer at St Peter's. 

As a Sixth Form boarder, you can enjoy a campus lifestyle as part of a happy and thriving boarding community. Our boarders develop a sense of independence which supports their transition to life and study beyond St Peter's. 

Find out more about Boarding at St Peter's

Help with Fees

We also offer means-tested Help with Fees bursaries for pupils joining us at Sixth Form, to contribute towards the costs of studying. 

Next steps...

Are you interested in applying for our Sixth Form? To apply for a place, please complete our online application form before 31 October.

Our friendly admissions team will answer any questions you might have and guide you through the application process. 

You are very welcome to join us for our Sixth Form Open Evening on 29 September 2021, a unique opportunity to visit St Peter's School and meet our friendly staff and pupils. 

For advice on all aspects of the Bursary and Admission process, contact Mrs Gillian Bland on 01904 527 305, or by email at

Find out more about our Application Procedures.