How To Apply for a Place

It is our belief that for students to achieve their full potential in sixth form they must be on the most appropriate, accessible and right course. GCSE results will determine what students can study and advice and guidance will be provided throughout the year and finalised on enrolment.

Important information:

  • There are 100 places available for September 2019
  •  Students from Bourne End Academy have opportunities during the course of the year to ensure that they meet the entry grade requirements. Students from Burnham Park E-ACT Academy are all invited to events and links with Bourne End Academy.
  • Entry is open to all students who live in the local areas close to the school.
  • Information regarding our sixth form can be found in our prospectus. You’ll also find the application forms below (one for internal, Bourne End Academy students, and another form for those not presently at Bourne End Academy).

How to join us

Application Form to Sixth Form – Existing Students

Application Form to Sixth Form – New Students

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our Reception on 0128 819022 or contact Mr Grant Sheehan, Head of Sixth Form via email,


Post 16 Admissions Policy

Entry to Year 12 is on the basis of academic ability demonstrated by achievement at GCSE or equivalent. All applicants are required to complete an onlilne application form and make their subject choices.

Application Form to Sixth Form – Existing Students

Application Form to Sixth Form – New Students


Places in Post 16 are offered on the basis of the following criteria:

– A minimum of five subjects graded 4 or above

– The criteria of the individual subjects (as outlined in the Sixth Form Prospectus) to be studies in Post to have been met

– The availability of places, with an expected maximum of 100 places in Year 12

Conditional places will be offered based on predicted GCSE grades. Places will be confirmed following the publication of GSCE results and applicants will be asked to confirm their acceptance of their places on the publicised enrolment day. Students who do not meet the entry requirements will be offered an interview to discuss a potential level 2 pathway or alternatives to their original choices.


Year 12 Oversubscription Criteria

The following oversubscription criteria will be used for external applicants where there are more applicants than places available:

– Looked after or previously looked after child (in public care)

– Where the child has a brother or sister currently attending the school

– In order to be able to take a particular subject at A Level, the criteria in the Sixth Form Prospectus at GCSE in that subject is expected. Where the subject to be studied has not been taken at GCSE, an equivalent subject may be used at the discretion of the Academy

– Where there are exceptional personal circumstances, the Headteacher reserves the right to award a place in Post 16. This applies where it can be shown that these circumstances experienced in Year 11 have impacted detrimentally on a student’s examination performance and that they have the academic potential to study Post 16



Applicants refused a place in Year 12 are entitled to appeal to an independent appeal panel. For appeals please contact the school Reception and we will direct to the appropriate area within our E-ACT Trust.


To request a hard copy of our sixth form prospectus, please click here.

Prospectus and application forms:

Download a Sixth Form Prospectus

Year 11 into Sixth Form Presentation


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