The academy has a maximum admission number of 120 students per year. Competition for these places will be intense but we know this will not put off those students we are looking to attract. Applications open at the beginning of July for students in Year 10.
There are no geographic restrictions therefore anyone can apply, but priority is given to those students already at King’s on the condition that they meet the requirements (as outlined in this booklet). Entry for all remaining places will be awarded by interview and minimum grade specification (in the event of over subscription places will be awarded on Grade Point Average). During the interview, we will be looking for students with the academic potential and ambition to make the most of what is on offer. Not all students will have extensive knowledge of their chosen subjects before they arrive, but we will identify your potential and know that you are capable of working at a high academic level. Those applying for a music scholarship will be auditioned in March.
Offers will be made formally in writing to successful candidates by the end of April.
King’s Leadership Academy Sixth Form caters for able students regardless of their socio-economic background. Our Sixth Form is not faith-based: we welcome students of all faiths and no faith.
Over Subscription Criteria
Where in any year the Academy receives more applications that places available, a waiting list will operate from the beginning of the Academy year. This waiting list will be maintained by The Great School’s Trust. It will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, allowing an unsuccessful application.
Application forms are available below. If you have difficulty in downloading or completing these forms, contact us. Completed forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to join a first class Sixth Form at King's?
If so, there is a 10 staged process that will take you from application to admission.
1. Open Events
This gives you the opportunity to hear more about the vision for King’s Sixth Form and why it could be the right Sixth Form choice for you; look round the Academy and see our excellent facilities; talk to our exceptional teaching staff and find out more about the subjects we offer and why they love teaching at King’s, and ask current students lots of questions about what it is like being part of our unique community and how King’s is supporting them to fulfil their aspirations.
2. Taster Days
Throughout the Autumn term of Year 11, potential applicants will be invited to King’s to take part in a morning session of taster lessons, run by our teachers. The sessions provide an excellent opportunity for you to trial your A Level subject choices and for you to properly engage with teaching and learning at King’s.
3. Submit an Application
Applications are available HERE or copies will be provided drying open events or on request. All applications will close end of February and must be supported by a reference from the Head of Year or Form / Academic tutor to verify predicted grades.
4. Interview Days
Once applications have closed, we will invite applicants to attend an Interview Day. Due to the volume of applications we expect to receive, it is important we are able to ensure King’s will be the best fit for those who have applied, as well as to offer advice on subject choices and future aspirations.
5. Aiming for A* GCSE Clinics
During the Spring and Summer terms of Year 11, offer holders will be invited to King’s to take part in Aiming for A* GCSE Clinics, run by our teachers. The sessions aim to boost your learning techniques to help you secure the very best GCSE results.
6. Welcome Days
At the end of the Summer term of Year 11, we will invite all prospective Sixth Formers to attend one of our Welcome Days. During this day, you will experience first-hand our Academic Tutor and House system, receive information about enrolment and induction and attend lessons in your subject choices.
7. National Citizen Service
During the summer holidays you will have the opportunity to take part in the National Citizen Service (NCS). to complete the course, you will need to take part in various activities over a three-week period. The first week is a residential. For the second week you are taken into the local community, and participate in activities such as spending time with local charities and/or public services such as the police or magistrates’ courts and meet local stakeholders. For the final week, you are asked to do something for your local community – come up with an idea as a group and raise money for an organisation – it may be helping those with a personal connection to someone in the group – e.g. mental health groups, cancer or Alzheimer’s groups. Whilst being an excellent way of developing your character and leadership skills, NCS, just like Duke of Edinburgh (which you can start from September of Year 12) is highly regarded by universities and employers.
8. Enrolment Day
King’s is open from 9.00am on GCSE results day for you to come in and enrol. Every offer holder will have an interview with a member of staff about their results and subject choices. This is also a good time for you to reflect on your previous aspirations and whether they match your GCSE profile. Once you have enrolled, you will be invited to attend your induction programme the following week.
Sixth Form study is undoubtedly very different from GCSE. We want to know that you are 100% ready for our A Level courses from day one so we will be running a week long induction to help you feel confident about what to expect. You will find out more about how King’s Sixth Form operates, have some taster university sessions as well as having come fun on our first leadership residential together!