Sixth Form Admissions


If you would like to make a late application please email

All applicants should have received a confirmation email to the student email provided.  An email will be sent to you in January confirming the date and details of your Guidance Discussion.

Key Dates

March 2020 - Conditional offers of Sixth Form places will be sent by post. 

Friday 10th April 2020 - Deadline for offer acceptance

Sixth Form Induction  - Date to be confirmed      

It is essential that students attend Induction Week, which is a crucial introduction to the start of their Post-16 career. Please contact if you are unable to attend.

GCSE Results/Enrolment Day - Date to be confirmed

All newcomers to SWCHS are required to attend on this day to enrol for our Sixth Form.

Please see below for application guidelines.

Entry into Year 12

1.  No student will be admitted to the school post-16 unless academic requirements, as set out in this Prospectus, have been met and there are places available on chosen courses.

2.  In the event of the number of such applicants from outside SWCHS exceeding our capacity, preference will be given to those best suited academically to their chosen courses, using forecast GCSE grades as the indicator. The offer is made subject to applicants achieving the grades required for their chosen courses.  We do not have a catchment admissions area, if students are sure they are able attend every day, we are happy to receive an application from them

3.  Applications received after the deadline given in the Prospectus will only be considered if space becomes available on the chosen courses.

4.  Where applications are initially unsuccessful, we encourage students to re-apply in the light of their actual examination results. If spaces become available on the chosen courses, we may be able to offer places to these students.

5.  Where there are extenuating circumstances, the Headteacher's judgement on whether a student's application is successful or not is final. In the case of students not offered a place, we would encourage them to send their results on Results Day.

 If places become available they will be contacted. In the case of students applying or reapplying for Year 12, they will not be admitted unless:

1.  There are exceptional personal circumstances.

2.  They are restarting on new courses and there are places after current Year 12 admissions are complete.

 Entry into Year 13

1.  Where there are concerns regarding the students’ attendance and/or behaviour during Year 12, progression is not automatic.

2.  Overall decisions over whether students can progress into Year 13 will be made by the Headteacher.


1.  As required by law, the Governors have established an independent Committee to hear appeals against a refusal to admit.

2.  Subject information contained in this Prospectus is correct at the time of printing.

3.  SWCHS reserves the right to withdraw a subject(s) if take-up numbers make running the class unfeasible.