How To Apply

Stage 1

Please visit our website to see our Virtual Open Evening platform where you will be able to get a  feel for our Sixth Form community and hear from Staff and Students. This will be the start of the application process.


Stage 2

Once you have applied, we will begin to get in touch with you. If you already study at Frances Bardsley you will have the opportunity to meet with Sixth Form staff and students informally to discuss your applications. If you are joining us from other schools will be invited in for an informal interview. This year these will take place online via zoom. 

Once these meetings have taken place, we will write to the students letting them know if they have been offered a conditional place. This communication will be made by the end of February.

Stage 3

Once we have received all applications, we will then make final decisions on the courses that will run the following September. This decision is made based on the number of students applying for specific courses, as well as our ability to staff all of our A-Levels and BTEC courses. We will contact any students individually if it appears we are no longer able to run one of the subjects offered on our prospectus.

All students will receive a letter to inform them of the subjects we are able to offer them and they must respond to let us know if they will be joining us in September.

If you have accepted an offer:

Students who have chosen to study with us from other schools will be invited into Sixth Form during the summer term to meet the Sixth Form staff and students.

Joining us:

On GCSE results day, all applicants with offers are required to attend the school in person with their GCSE results. We can then discuss the courses they have chosen to study and discuss whether these will remain the same or change.

Please look out for more information on our website in regards to enrolment. 

Deadline for applications is 31st January 2021

Students very often apply for courses that they no longer wish to follow in September. It is possible to accommodate changes provided new choices are within the existing option columns.

Please email if you have any further enquires.

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