St Angela’s Ursuline Sixth Form admits approximately 200 students into Year 12. This section is full of helpful information to guide your application.

Sixth Form Admissions

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA for 2018-2019

The Governors of St Angela’s Ursuline Sixth Form intend to admit a minimum of 200 students into Year 12 in the school year which begins in September 2018.

Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the over subscription criteria stated below. All applicants are required to declare their positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.

The Sixth Form serves the existing students of St Angela’s Ursuline School, who meet the overall and the individual course entry requirements, after which students from all other secondary schools are considered under the admission criteria below.

Over Subscription Criteria

At any time where there are more applications for places than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority:

1. ‘Looked After or previously looked after’ children from Catholic Families who fulfil the overall and individual grade requirements of suitable courses, details of which can be found below.

2. Current Yr11 students of St Angela’s Ursuline School who fulfil the overall and individual grade requirements of suitable courses, details of which can be found below.

3. Practising Catholics who fulfil the overall and individual grade requirements of suitable courses, details of which can be found below.

4. Any other Catholics who fulfil the overall and individual grade requirements of suitable courses, details of which can be found below.

5 .Any other ‘Looked After or previously looked after’ children who fulfil the overall and individual grade requirements of suitable courses, details of which can be found below

6. All other applicants who fulfil the individual grade requirements of suitable courses, details of which can be found below.

Where the offer of places to all applicants in any of the categories listed above would lead to oversubscription the following provisions will be applied

  • The attendance of a sibling, who will be on roll at St Angela’s Ursuline School in Year 7-10 & 12 at time of application will increase the priority of an application within each category.
  • Distance from home to the nominated central point, the Sixth Form entrance at the front of St Angela's Ursuline School.

Appeals Procedure

Parents may appeal against the decision of the Governors of St Angela’s Ursuline School to offer their child a place, in the first instance by writing to the Chair of Governors (Admissions Appeals) c/o the school within 14 days, stating the grounds for the appeal

  • The appeal will be heard by an independent appeal panel, which will be made up of three people, none of whom have any connection with the school and one of whom will be a lay person. The lay person is someone who is aware of educational issues but is not directly involved with it.
  • The Appeals Panel will accept representation from any interested parties in writing or in person at the appeal hearing.
  • The names of unsuccessful candidates will be placed on a waiting list, which will be organised in accordance with the Sixth Form Centre’s Admissions Criteria

Waiting Lists

In addition to their right of appeal, unsuccessful candidates will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list. The waiting list will be maintained in order of the oversubscription criteria set out above and not in the order in which applications are received or added to the list. 

Students with a Statement of Special Educational Needs

The admission of students with a statement of Special Educational Needs is dealt with by a completely separate procedure. This procedure is integral to the making and maintaining statements by the student’s home Local Education Authority. Details of this separate procedure are set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.

Admission Criteria

Please click on the following link to download our admission & grade criteria:

Download our Admission Criteria 2018-2019