Application Information 2019 and Open Evening

Entry for September 2019


Enrolment letters will be available for collection from Monday 1 July - Wednesday 17 July from the Main school reception between the hours of 10am - 4.30pm.  The letters contain important information and the time of your Enrolment interview on Thursday 22 August.  If your son/daughter attended the Induction Day or a parent/carer attended the Information Evening your letter will have been collected.


Applications to Waldegrave Sixth Form for September 2019 are now closed and unfortuntely we are unable to accept  late applications.  See below for more information on the application process.

Applications for entry for September 2020 will go live in October.  More information about how to apply will be provided nearer the time.


Thursday 27 June - Parents Information Evening for students entering Y12 in September 2019


A Levels offered for September 2019

We will be offering the following subjects:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Drama & Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • French
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Maths
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Photography
  • P.E.
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Sociology


New Year 12 Induction Day

We will be holidng an Induction Day for prospective Year 12 students on Wednesday 26 June.  Further details about the day and how to book will be posted online in due course.  Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first servied basis once the invitation has been sent.


Am I in the catchment area?

For the Sixth Form, there is no 'catchment area' such as you may be used to when you applied for Year 7.  This is because there are a number of factors involved in determining whether an applicant is successful in gaining a place:

1. Meeting the minimum academic entry requirements     There are standard minimum grades needed to study A Levels, please download the entry requirements for more information.  If you think you will not meet these grades you may wish to consider a BTEC Level 3.

2.  Distance from the school to your home.  Please read Criteria 4 of the Oversubscription criteria to determine where you fall in this category.

3.  Availability on the courses you wish to study.  We try to plan according to the data we receive from applicants to accommodate as many students as possible in the subjects they wish to study, but this is not always possible.  Therefore a student who lives close to the school may not gain a place as the courses they choose are full, and yet a student who lives some distance away does gain a place as the subjects they choose have availability when they arrive for the enrolment interview in August.

As a guide:
For entry in September 2016 the furthest male student came from 5.5 miles away and the furthest external female student came from 0.8 miles away. The route is by road not as the crow flies.

For entry in September 2017 the furthest male student came from 4.9 miles away and the furthest external female student came from 0.9 miles away. The route is by road not as the crow flies.

For entry September 2018 the furthest male came from 5.7 miles away and the furthest external female student came from 5.8 miles away. The route is by road not as the crow flies

All Waldegrave girls who met the entry requirements and who wished to study in the Sixth form gained a place.

This will change year on year depending on the applicants. We cannot guarantee a place.

I have applied, what happens next?

Advice and Guidance interviews will take place between November 2018 and March 2019.

When will I find out if I have got a conditional place?

All offers must be accepted or declined by 23:59hrs Friday 22 March 2019 via UCAS Progress only.

What if my application is declined?

If your application is declined that means that we are not able to offer you a place.  In most cases this will be because your school reference indicates that you are not yet ready for A Level study. As well as sending a decline message through UCAS Progress we will usually inform your school and make suggestions as to your next steps.

I've been given a Conditional Offer - does that mean I am guaranteed a place at Waldegrave Sixth Form?
We cannot guarantee a student a place a Waldegrave Sixth Form until we know what grades they have achieved and if there is space on the course. You must always apply to at least 3 college or school sixth forms and hold those places open until you have completed Enrolment on GCSE Results day.

It is likely that we will be oversubscribed again this year.  If this is the case we will implement our Oversubscription Criteria (please see download on this page)

What happens on Enrolment Day?

Enrolment Day will take place on GCSE Results day – Thursday 22 August 2019.  Applicants must collect an Enrolment Pack which contains important documents and the time to attend for their enrolment interview according to our Oversubscription Criteria.  We strongly suggest that you attend your Enrolment interview in person with a parent or carer and do not book holidays over this period.