Sixth Form is a transformative and important 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 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 existing exceptional educational and co-curricular pursuits.

We are delighted that you are considering Clifton High School Sixth Form for your child and hope you, as a family, feel supported by our dedicated Admissions Team who will guide you on an individual basis through our admissions process. Having reviewed this website, we suggest the following steps:

1. Visit Us

Your journey begins with a warm invitation to one of our upcoming Open Events or by scheduling a private tour. By visiting the School, you will have the opportunity to speak to our current students, teachers and get a feel for our vibrant community culture.

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


2. Experience Day

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

If you are unable to attend, our Admissions Team can arrange bespoke taster days where children will be buddied up with a current Sixth Form pupil who is studying their preferred A level subjects. 

3. Submit an Application

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

Pupils who are not applying for a scholarships, 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.

For those pupils applying for a scholarship, they will be invited to attend the Scholarship Interview Evening in January 2024, where they will have their Sixth Form Interview and also a separate meeting with the relevant Head of Department. For subjects such as Art, Product Design pupils may be required to bring a portfolio, Music scholars should be typically working at Grade 5 or above in at least one instrument and will be requested to play 2 pieces on their strongest instrument and Sports Scholars should typically be working at County level or above in at least one sport.

6. Offers

After this thorough interview process, our Admissions Team will send out offer letters to successful candidates, celebrating your achievements and formally inviting you 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 journey as you 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 pupils will meet one another, engage in team building activities and explore some of the varying areas of Sixth Form life. Parents are also warmly invited to attend a Year-Ahead Information Event 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