Application Information for Entry Sept 2018

Applications to Waldegrave Sixth Form for September 2018 should be submitted by 23:59hrs on Friday 12 January 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.  See below for more information on the application process.

Waldegrave Sixth Form is a comprehensive, co-educational provision for 280 students aged 16-19. 

Our core philosophy is to ensure our students enjoy a love of learning, achieve beyond their expectations, and feel empowered to become the leaders of, and contributors to, a better society.

Our £7 million new building programme has provided a state of the art sixth form block with library, study base, the latest IT and digital resources, specialist laboratories, a Sports England approved sports hall and a discreet sixth form cafe.  These facilities have been further improved with the addition of a new performing arts block with specialist facilities for Music, Music Technology, Dance and Drama.

You can download a copy of our online prospectus and course directory from the right hand column.

If you have any comments at this stage, please email


How Does the Process Work?

Students wishing to apply for September 2018 will be able to do so online through UCAS Progress from Monday 2 October 2017. Deadline for applications is 23:59hrs on Friday 12 January 2018.

For a step by step guide and useful videos on how to apply please follow this link.

ALL COMMUNICATIONS ARE SENT VIA UCAS PROGRESS TO THE APPLICANT'S MAIN EMAIL ADDRESS SUPPLIED IN THE APPLICATION.  Applicants must check their emails regularly (including their SPAM boxes).  We would advise using an address which is monitored regularly which could be a parent’s.  Failure to respond to communications will result in applications being marked 'unsuccessful'.

Applicants who have an EHCP or SEND plan MUST apply via UCAS Progress and should send copies to Mrs Page, Director of Sixth Form by Friday 12 January 2018.  Please email your plan to or post to Waldegrave School Sixth Form, Fifth Cross Road, Twickenham TW2 5LH.

External applicants:  If your school has not registered you on UCAS Progress you can self-register by clicking on the link below. If your school does not come up on the list then go to ‘I can’t find my school’ and it will let you register.


For technical help please contact UCAS Progress directly on  0371 468 2 568.


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        Please download the entry requirements.

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.

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

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 2017 and March 2018.


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

All offers must be accepted or declined by 23:59hrs Friday 23 March 2018 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 23 August 2018.  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.