Sixth Form is a transformative milestone in a student's life.

Joining Sixth Form

The two-year duration a student spends in our Sixth Form holds the power to be the most memorable and formative phase of their School career.

Whether you are transitioning to Clifton High School Sixth Form from another school or directly from our Senior School, this transformative milestone signifies growth and progression. From GCSE study to a more bespoke and independent learning environment, we allow our students to experience new opportunities, whilst building upon the foundations of an existing exceptional educational and co-curricular programme.

We are delighted that you are considering Clifton High School Sixth Form for your child and hope your family feels supported by our dedicated Admissions Team who aim to guide you through the process on an individual basis.

After reviewing this website, we suggest the following steps:

1. Visit Us

Your journey begins with a warm invitation to one of our Open Events or by scheduling a private tour. Visiting the School will provide you with the opportunity to speak to our current students, teachers and be introduced to our vibrant community culture.

For in-depth information on A level subject choices and the academic curriculum, please attend our Sixth Form Open Evening where all Heads of Department will be on-hand to speak at length.


2. Experience Day

For those families considering September 2024 entry, prospective pupils were invited to attend a Sixth Form Experience Day on Friday 3rd November 2023 where they had the opportunity to experience a selection of taster lessons alongside current Clifton High School Year 11 pupils. 

If you were unable to attend, our Admissions Team can arrange a bespoke Taster Day where children will be buddied up with a Sixth Form student who are currently studying their preferred A level subjects. 

3. Submit an Application

This application consists of a registration form, predicted and/or mock grades and a pupil written statement submitted to the Admissions Office using the online form emailed after the Experience or Taster Day.

4. Scholarship
On submission of a Sixth Form application, scholarships can be applied for, in any one of a pupil’s chosen A level subjects, Music or Sport.
5. Interviews

Students who are not applying for a scholarship, will be invited to attend an interview with Miss Katherine Rich, Head of Sixth Form and Mr Luke Goodman, Head of School. These interviews will take place during the evening of 16th January 2024 or thereafter on an individual basis.

For those students applying for a scholarship, they will be invited to attend the Scholarship Interview Evening in January 2024 (or thereafter on an individual basis), where they will be interviewed and subsequently meet with the relevant Head of Department. For subjects such as Art and Product Design students may be required to bring a portfolio. Music scholars should be working at Grade 5 or above in at least one instrument and will be required to play two pieces on their strongest instrument. Sports scholars should be working at County level or above in at least one sport.

6. Offers

After a thorough interview process, our Admissions Team will send out offer letters to successful candidates, celebrating your child's achievements and formally inviting them to join our Sixth Form community.

7. Acceptance Letters

Finally, the choice is yours to accept our offer and embark upon the next stage of the Clifton High School journey as we invite you to become a cherished member of our Sixth Form.

8. Transition Days and Information Events

Once enrolled at Clifton High School, students will be invited to attend our Sixth Form Transition Day, where they will connect with one another, engage in team building activities and explore varying aspects of Sixth Form life. Parents are also warmly invited to attend a Year Ahead Information Evening where Miss Katherine Rich and the Year 12 Tutor Team will outline what life entails in the Walters Sixth Form Centre and the independence afforded to our members. 



Please contact our Admissions Department directly:

Phone:  0117 933 9087