Admissions Policy (Sixth Form)


The school will be consistent in the application of the published admission criteria and in the process of considering applications.  This is to ensure fairness to all applicants.  The criteria are based upon our professional judgement of what is required to ensure success on any course followed in our Sixth Form.

Students from other schools will be admitted provided they meet the entry requirements and there are spaces available. The maximum number of places available in Year 12 is 180.


In the event that our Sixth Form is over-subscribed by external applicants, places will be offered first to children in public care (children looked after) and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or a special guardianship order) as long as they meet the minimum entry requirement.

After this, preference will be given to applicants with the highest average GCSE points score from their best eight subjects including English and Mathematics.



If a student is not offered a place in the Richard Hale Sixth Form his/her parents or carers have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel.


Application Process

An application form for entry to the Sixth Form must be completed and returned to the School.