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Applications for Sixth Form (Year 12) in September 2018

If you wish to apply for a place in Year 12, there are three different routes that you can follow, depending on where your child is currently studying in Year 11 and which school you are wishing to apply for in Year 12:

      You should speak with the admissions staff at your existing school.

      You should be offered a place in Year 12 if you meet the minimum requirements for entry to your

        school's sixth form AND you meet the minimum entry requirements for the course that you wish to

       undertake.

      You can obtain more information about this from your school.

  • Ask the school for a copy of its sixth form prospectus and application form or check the schools website.

  • Make sure that the course and the subjects you wish to study are provided by this school.

  • Find out about the "open evenings" for the sixth form and arrange to attend.

  • Note that some schools may encourage you to apply early to enable them to plan the curriculum for2018-2019. Please check with the school about the closing date. If you apply after the school's closing date you will only be considered for a place after all those who applied on time have been offered a place. This may mean that all the available places have been offered to other students.

  • Ask the school for a copy of its sixth form prospectus AND application form.

  • Make sure that the course and the subjects you wish to study are provided by this school. Find out about the "open evenings" for the sixth form and arrange to attend.

  • Fill in the school specific application form and submit this to the school by the date specified in the school sixth form prospectus.

 

Please see the list of academies, voluntary aided, foundation and free schools with a sixth form, provided below. Information about the admission arrangements is available from each individual school/academy. You may follow one or more of these routes. For each route you will need to make a separate application by contacting each school.

Lists of schools and academies with a sixth form can be found below. These lists also provide information about the current category for each school. Please note the Government has announced arrangements to allow schools to convert to academies.

Each school will have its own requirements for entry into its sixth form and separate entrance requirements for each course. You will need to meet both the requirements for entry to the sixth form and the separate entry requirements for the course. You should contact the school(s) to request this information.

The Local Authority does not provide subsidised transport for Post-16 students unless they fulfil criteria for assistance because of 'low income' or have Special Educational Needs.

For more information, please follow the link below to Cumbria County Council's school transport team's web pages.
 

You can also contact your preferred school to see if it has any transport arrangements in place that you may be able to access.

Contact the Commissioning Transport Team at: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/schooltransport.asp

Students and parents not offered a place at their preferred school or schools have the right of appeal against the decision or decisions not to offer them a school place.

Should you not be offered a place in Year 12 at your preferred school or academy you have a right of appeal against that decision.

Information should be provided to you about the admission appeals process if you are refused a place. If you wish to submit an appeal against the decision to refuse to offer you a place at any academy, foundation, voluntary aided or free school, it should be sent to the Clerk of the Governing Body for each school for which you wish to make an appeal. If you wish to submit an appeal against the decision to refuse to offer you a place at any community or voluntary controlled school you should contact the School Admissions  and Appeals team (contact details below).

The following is a list of community and voluntary controlled schools in Cumbria that have sixth form provision. The admission numbers that the Local Authority has published for each community and voluntary controlled school for entry into Year 12 as part of its 2018/2019 admission arrangements are also provided.
 

The Lakes School, Windermere

25

Netherhall School, Maryport

10

Millom School, Millom

25

Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston

50

The Nelson Thomlinson School 

50

 

 


Energy Coast UTC will process its own applications for admission to Year 12 in September 2017.

Please contact the academy directly to find out the admission number.

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Appleby Grammar School, Appleby in Westmorland                  

Caldew School, Dalston, Carlisle

Central Academy, Carlisle

Chetwynde School, Barrow in Furness

Cockermouth School, Cockermouth

Dallam School, Milnthorpe

Keswick School, Keswick

Kirkbie Kendal School, Kendal

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, Kirkby Stephen

Morton Academy, Carlisle

Newman Catholic School, Carlisle

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith

Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale

The Queen Katherine School, Kendal

St Benedict's Catholic High School, Whitehaven

Trinity School, Carlisle

Ullswater Community College, Penrith

West Lakes Academy, Egremont

Whitehaven Academy, Whitehaven

William Howard School, Brampton

Workington Academy, Workington

 

St Benedict's Catholic High School, Whitehaven,  incorporates the West Cumbria Catholic Sixth Form Centre, commonly referred to as "Sixth Form @ St Benedict's" - a joint centre which includes post-16 students from St Benedict's and also from  St Joseph's Catholic High School in Workington. 

 

Energy Coast UTC will process its own applications for admission to Year 12 in September 2018

Please contact the academy directly to find out the admission number.

 

Other institutions, including further education and sixth form colleges, also provide post 16 provision. You may also wish to consider the courses that these can offer and consider applying for a place with them.

School Admissions and Appeals Team
Children and Families Services
Cumbria County Council
Cumbria House
117 Botchergate
Carlisle
CA1 1RD

Telephone: 01228 221582

Email: school.admissions@cumbria.gov.uk

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