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Sixth Form Admissions

Welcome to this Sixth Form Admissions page on which you will find all the information you need to make your application to Gordon's Sixth Form.

Please visit the interactive map to explore the school and see further video presentations about the many aspects of Gordon's. 

You will see the application form link below. This is for both internal Gordon's students and external applicants in Year 11.

Sixth Form applications for September 2025 must be submitted by 24 November 2024. Scholarship applications must be submitted by 22nd November 2024.

Please also view the options guide and subject information section where you will find individual information booklets for each course that we offer.

Finally, at the bottom of this page you will find a list of all relevant documents including our admissions policy, entry requirements, over-subscription criteria and current charges.

OPEN EVENTS For 2025 Entry 

Our Open Events are held during the Autumn Term and can be booked on the links below:-

Open Evenings

The aim of the open evenings are to give key information about subjects and entry requirements for students wishing to join the Sixth Form at Gordon’s in September 2025. There will be a presentation from our leadership team along with subject stands for you to visit.

External Students  Thursday 3 October 2024       18:00-20:00 - Please Click here to book onto this event

Internal Students  Thursday 10 October  2024   18:00-19:30 -  Gordon's Y11 students will be invited to this event in the Autumn Term

Open Mornings

Please note that the information and presentation on the open mornings is the same as the open evening. It is expected that students attend only one open event.

External Students  Tuesday 22 October 2024      10:15-12:30- Please Click here to book onto this event

External Students  Tuesday 12 November 2024   10:15-12:30- Please Click here to book onto this event


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Girl residential places still available for September 2024 - Please call to enquire further 01276 858084

Admissions timeline for entry into sixth form September 2024
4 July 2024

Sixth Form Taster Day 

22 August 2024 GCSE Results Day
4 September 2024 Y12 Induction Day 
5 September 2024

Start of Term


Admissions timeline for entry into sixth form September 2025
3 October 2024  Sixth Form Open Evening (External Students)
10 October 2024 Sixth Form Open Evening (Internal Students - current Year 11)
October 2024 (Date TBC) Harlequins Partnership Assessment Day
22 October 2024
12 November 2024
Sixth Form Open Mornings (External Students Only)
22 November 2024 Scholarship Application Deadline

24 November 2024

On-time deadline for all applications (internal and external Students)

1st December 2024 Sports Scholarship Assessment Day.   Creative Arts assessment day - December 2024 exact date tbc

January 2025


January 2025

Interviews for internal applicants


Interviews for external applicants (Day Places)

Interviews and offers for external residential students to take place November – December 2024

January 2025

Aptitude Assessment evening - Sport (5pm - 7pm) 

February 2025 Conditional offer of a place in the Sixth Form to external and internal applicants
February 2025 Deadline for acceptance of conditional offers for all day applicants and Gordon's residential applicants.
 July 2025 Sixth Form Taster Day 
 August 2025 GCSE Results Day
September 2025 Y12 Induction Day 
September 2025

Start of Term

Boarding Categories

Day Boarding - Day Boarding students must be in school by 8.15 am ready for 8.20 am registration and can stay through until 7.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 7.00 pm on Friday.  Sixth Form also have access to the library until 9.00 pm Monday to Thursday.

Weekly Residential Boarding - As a general rule, weekly boarders live at school from Sunday evening to Saturday lunchtime and return to school during the following Sunday evening, depending on exact school term dates. Weekly Boarders are not in residence for exeats and school holidays.

Full Residential Boarding – Full boarders live at school during term time. Full boarders are not in residence for exeats and school holidays.

In order for prospective students to demonstrate that they are eligible for a residential boarding place, they must meet one of the following criteria:

  • full UK Citizenship; or
  • a permanent or temporary UK Residency Permit with access to public funds; or
  • have other approved access to public funds.

Please note that the scholarship programme is not intended as means of financial support for Sixth Form charges. For further information about our bursary programme for financial support please click here.