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

If you are interested in coming to the Sixth Form at Ridgewood, either this year or from September 2019, please contact us and ask to speak to Mrs Liz Thorpe, Director of Sixth Form, who will be happy to help.

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

  • A Level programme minimum criteria: 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths.
  • Applied programme criteria: 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4, ideally with English Language and Maths.
  • You will also need to meet a subject–specific criteria for individual subjects.
  • For most subjects offered at A Level, you will be expected to achieve a minimum of a grade 5:  however, some subjects will require higher grades.
  • The opportunity to re-sit English or 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.

Application forms for September 2019 entry can be downloaded from this page. You can email your completed application form to or bring a paper copy to either main school reception or Student Services.

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.