Joining our Sixth Form

The sixth form application process starts with our Sixth Form Open Evening which is held in early January in the year of admission. 

We held our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 7 January 2021.  The event included presentations from our Sixth Form leadership team offering guidance relating to A level subject choices/combinations, admissions and our pastoral support.  There was also a live Q & A session about other aspects of our Sixth Form.  You are able to view the Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening below; registration is not required.

Virtual Open Evening Link

As you are unable to visit the school this year we have asked current students to answer questions relating to their A level choices.  You can find the videos in the subject section within the subject information page.  You may also wonder what it is like to study at a boys' school if you are a girl - please see what our girls said.

Our Open Evening is held later than other schools to ensure that students have received their 'mock' GCSE examinations results.  These results help inform students and parents which A level subject choices/combinations to make.

The on time application window for entry in September 2021 ended on 22 February 2021.  Priority will be given to those who met this deadline.  Any late applications will be considered on an individual basis and will be subject to a space being available.  Please contact the Admissions Officer who can discuss your application and send you the necessary paperwork on 01202 512609 or by email 

Once you have applied you will receive an email which offers you a place for September 2021, subject to you meeting both the minimum entry to the Sixth Form and the subject specific requirements as detailed in the Subject Information Booklet.

The next stage in the process is for us to collate all applicants’ subject choices to enable us to construct the timetable.  We may contact you to discuss your chosen subjects if we are unable to facilitate a specific combination or if one of your courses has been withdrawn from offer due to insufficient numbers.

If you do wish to take up your offer of a place at our Sixth Form you will need to:

  • attend on 25 June 2021 - Year 12 Induction Day;
  • provide a copy of your GCSE results by 9.00am on 20 August 2021
    (only required if you are not currently attending Bournemouth School)
  • attend on 1 September 2021 - Year 12 Registration Day

At the induction day and registration days you will receive:

  • information about day-to-day arrangements and events for the academic year
  • sessions to prepare you for study at a higher level
  • opportunities to meet other students and subject staff
  • opportunities to discuss your Sixth Form programme