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Age range
11 to 18
Girls with mixed sixth form
Mrs M K Anderson

Matmore Gate
PE11 2PJ

01775 722110 Fax: 01775 719724
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Total number 11 to 16
Total number 16 to 18
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2023 and 2024 oversubscription criteria

Where the number of applications is more than the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit.

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children including those children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted
  2. There is a sibling on roll at the school at the time of application or who will be attending the school at the expected time of admission
  3. Straight line distance from the home to the school, with those living closet having priority.

If distance is not sufficient to distinguish between applicants for the last place then a lottery will be conducted.

There are entrance exams for admission into a grammar school. Details about the testing arrangements can be obtained from the school.

This is a grammar school and applicants must meet the required standard in the admissions exam to be allocated a place. See the school’s full admissions policy for more information.

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Sixth form entry requirements

The school is responsible for the process of application, so you should approach the school for details. The school will make initial offers of places based on predicted GCSE results, subject to the outcome of the actual exams. Year 11 students at the school transfer automatically provided they meet the academic standards set out below and the school can provide the relevant course of combination of courses. In certain cases the school may offer a place in the sixth form, but for a different combination of courses than the one preferred by the applicant.

To be admitted all students must fulfil the following requirements:-

  1. Achieve at least a Grade 4 in Mathematics and either English Language or English Literature in addition to 4 further GCSEs at Grade 9-4
  2. Achieve at least a GCSE Grade 6 in the THREE subjects they wish to study at A level. There is more detail on this below. In the case of new subjects (not studied at GCSE) students will need to achieve at least a GCSE Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature

Subjects that can be studied on achievement of the entry requirements listed above:

  • Business,
  • Classical Civilisation,
  • Criminology (L3 Diploma)
  • Drama and Theatre Studies,
  • DT: Product Design,
  • DT: Fashion and Textiles,
  • English Language,
  • Geography,
  • History,
  • Information Technology (BTEC extended certificate)
  • Law
  • Religious Studies,
  • Sociology

French, Latin and Spanish can only be chosen if studied previously.

Applicants, both internal and external, will be offered an opportunity to discuss their most suitable course of study; this is not an interview and is not taken into account in making provisional or final offers of places.

Additional Entry Requirements where applicants have studied the subject before:


At least

Grade 6, 7 in Combined Science and Grade 5 in Mathematics OR
Grade 6 in Biology and Grade 5 in Mathematics


Grade 7, 7 in Combined Science and Grade 6 in

Mathematics OR Grade 7 in Chemistry and Grade 6 in Mathematics


Grade 7, 7 in Combined Science and Grade 6 in Mathematics OR Grade 6 in Physics and Grade

6 in Mathematics


Grade 7 in Mathematics

Further Mathematics

Grade 8 in Mathematics


Grade 5 in one GCSE Science


Grade 5 in one GCSE Science

Additional Entry Requirements where applicants have not studied the subject before:


At least

Art and Design and Photography

A suitable portfolio

English Literature

Grade 6 in English Language


Grade 5 or 6 (ABRSM or equivalent) in an

instrument or voice


Grade 5 in one GCSE Science.


Grade 5 in one GCSE Science

Sixth form oversubscription criteria

Places will first be allocated to children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan.

If there are more applicants than places available then applicants will be offered places in the following order:

  1. Looked After and previously Looked after Children.
  2. Other Children as prioritised by grade achieved in the relevant subject or subjects, orfor those subjects not available at GCSE, a relevant subject specified above. Theapplicant with the higher grade will have priority.
  3. The average points score achieved across all GCSE subjects taken by the applicant. The applicant with the higher score will have priority.
  4. Straight line distance from home to school, with the applicant living nearer to the school having priority. This would be the tie-breaker if necessary; in the event of a tie on distance the school can offer extra place(s).
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