Sixth form prospectus 2018-2019
Please click here to download a pdf copy of the prospectus for 2019 entry. Entry requirements are included in the prospectus, but are reprinted here for your convenience.
All students, both internal and external, must apply for a place in the Sixth Form at Spalding High School. For the forthcoming cohort, ALL applications must be received by the deadline of WEDNESDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2019.
Spalding High School admits both girls from Spalding High School, and girls and boys from other schools into the sixth form.
Students must fulfil the following requirements:-
Achieve at least a Grade 4 in Mathematics and either English Language or English Literature in addition to 4 further GCSEs at Grade 9-4.
Achieve at least a GCSE Grade 6 in the THREE subjects they wish to study at A level. For exceptions to this please see the sixth form prospectus.
In the case of new subjects (not studied at GCSE) students will need to achieve at least a GCSE Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature.
Subjects that can be studied on achievement of the entry requirements listed above:
Business, Classical Civilisation, Criminology, Drama & Theatre Studies, DT: Product Design, DT: Fashion & Textiles, English Language, Level 3 Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition, Geography, History, BTEC Extended Certificate in Information Technology, Law, Religious Studies, Sociology
German, Latin and Spanish can only be chosen if studied previously.
As a community school, we follow the LEA'S policy on oversubscription.
In accordance with the 1996 Education Act the allocation of school places for children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan will take place first. Remaining places will be allocated in accordance with the policy.
The oversubscription criteria are listed in the order we apply them. Words marked with a number, for example 1, 2 and 3 are explainded separately in the definition and notes section of our Whole School Admissions Policy available on the School website. This policy also has information on appeals, fraudulent or misleading applications, children of UK service personnel and admission of children outside their normal age group.
If there are more applicants than places available then applicants will be offered places in the following order:
* The child is in the care of the local authority or had previously been in care (1).
* The grade achieved in the relevant subject or subjects, or for those subjects not available at GCSE, a relevant subject specified in the School's sixth form brochure. The applicant with the higher grade will have priority.
* The average points score achieved across all GCSE subjects taken by the applicant. The applicant with the higher score will have priority.
* Driving distance (2) from home to school, with the applicant living nearer to the school having priority. This would be the tie-breaker if necessary; in the event of a tie on distance the school can offer extra place(s).
The Headmistress will consider all applications carefully and reserves the right to apply professional judgement to individual cases where students may fall short of a subject specific entry requirement.
If you are interested in applying for admission to Spalding High School Sixth form starting in September 2019, please contact Mrs H French (Timetable Coordinator) email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs J Knight (School Administrator): email email@example.com.
Application forms for students
Application Form Word format ( Please save the form, complete and email to Mrs French)
Application Form .pdf format (Please print, complete and post to school)
Some students may eligible for additional funding to support them with their studies. Please click here for further information.