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How do I apply to the Sixth Form at Ridgewood School?

We are still accepting late applications to the Sixth Form. Please either bring in your paper form or email it to post16applications@ridgewoodschool.co.uk. Our first round of meetings with applicants has started so please submit your application as soon as possible if you are interested in a place at Ridgewood in September 2017.

If you have any questions regarding the Sixth Form at Ridgewood School or the application procedure, please contact us on 01302 783939, or use the ‘Contact Us’ facility , selecting ‘Post-16 team’ and telling us your query. Someone will get back to you either via phone or email.

When you have completed your application form, either on paper or electronically, you can hand in a paper copy to the Sixth Form or Student Services at school, or email it to post16applications@ridgewoodschool.co.uk. If you would like a paper copy of the form, please ask any member of staff at school who will be happy to help you.

What are the entry requirements for admission to the Sixth Form at Ridgewood School?

  • Students with a GCSE profile of 7 GCSEs at A*-C (including English and Maths equivalent grades) with a minimum of B grades in the subjects to be studied at Sixth Form will be enrolled onto a programme of 4 A Levels (or equivalents).
  • Students with a GCSE profile of 6 GCSEs at A*-C (including English and Maths equivalent grades) with a minimum of B grades in the subjects to be studied at Sixth Form will be enrolled onto a programme of 3 A Levels (or equivalents).
  • The opportunity to re-sit English and Maths will be available and compulsory for students who have not achieved a grade equivalent to a ‘good’ pass (as determined by the Department for Education).

Please note: The entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publication. They remain subject to revision as further information is provided by the Department for Education regarding the structure and assessment of curriculum and qualifications. Ridgewood School reserves the right to review and amend these entry requirements and to consider the entry requirement for each student on an individual basis.

Further information about the entry requirements for individual courses can be found in our prospectus, which will be released shortly and available both at our Open Evening and on our website.

What is the 16-19 bursary fund?

Young people who need some financial support to help them stay in education or training after 16 can apply to their school, college or training provider for the 16-19 Bursary Fund. The 16-19 Bursary is targeted towards those young people considered most in need of financial support. The Government has identified a priority group of young people and have asked that schools give priority to this group first and offer them a ‘Guaranteed Bursary’. After this group has been considered, the school expect to have a small amount of funding available for other young people in need of financial support. The school has set eligibility criteria to ensure the remaining funds go to those who are seen to need it most. Any young person who meets these eligibility criteria can apply for a ‘Discretionary Bursary’. This limited fund is available to support eligible young people with the costs of transport, food, books, educational visits or other course materials or equipment essential to successfully completing their programme of study. Please contact our Sixth Form Team for more information.