Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form is one that works with the community to support a wide range of skills and  opportunities. Our values are centred on developing students as rounded positive members of the  community. We strive to develop the whole student – we aren’t just a results factory – preparing them  for adult life. We are all about creating opportunities and opening up life chances for all students,  working on the basis that every experience is a learning opportunity. We are the springboard for students to help achieve and realise their dreams.

If you are interested in being part of a growing, thriving and high achieving Sixth Form, S. Peter’s could be the right place for you!

S. Peter’s welcomes all students and we are proud of our diverse and cohesive community. Whether you have Christian faith, another faith or no faith – all are welcome at S. Peter’s. Offering academic excellence within a supportive, friendly and caring environment we have a superb team of talented, highly qualified and experienced staff committed to providing inspiring and innovative teaching.  An academic and stimulating environment ensures our students continue to secure places at some of the country’s top universities. Our curriculum is enhanced by expert careers guidance, mentoring, work experience, a Life Skills programme to prepare students for young adulthood, and a wide variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities.  

For more information about our Sixth Form please see our

2020 Sixth Form Subject Handbook/Prospectus

Also, see our Enrichment Programme Handbook

Curriculum & Subject Information

How do I apply?

Please apply by using our online form. The form asks for information about the subjects you would like to study in the Sixth Form and there is a section where you can tell us anything else that you think will be relevant to your application.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Our minimum entrance requirements are at least 6 GCSE grades at 4 or above (BTEC Qualifications can also be counted).  There are minimum entry requirements for individual subjects and you’ll find these in the Sixth Form Subject Handbook.

Will I be accepted?

When our online application period has closed we will review the applications and offer you a place in our Sixth Form subject to you meeting the minimum admission criteria and the individual subject entry requirements.

What happens after you’ve been offered a place?

We will send you further information by email, invite you to attend a guidance meeting and you will also be invited to attend our induction programme which runs for three days at the end of June after your GCSE exams.

What happens on Results Day?

All students (current S. Peter’s students & new students) will be invited to attend a short consultation meeting with a member of staff at S. Peter’s School.  We will look at your exam results and confirm course choices. If your results are different from what you hoped or expected we will look at alternative options with you and try to agree a programme of study that will meet your needs and aspirations.

When do I need to apply by?

We will look at and consider applications right through to results day and the start of term in September. Any place offered at anytime is subject to proof of GCSE results.

Is there any financial support available?

Yes. If you find that financial circumstances are a barrier to you studying then we will help you access financial support. The government Bursary Fund supports 16 to 19 year old students who face financial difficulties and those who most need help are supported with the costs of staying in education.

At S. Peter’s we are able to award discretionary bursaries to individual students. These awards are intended to help students stay in education by removing the financial barriers they may otherwise face. Awards can be made to help students with costs in the following areas:

  • transport
  • meals
  • books
  • Equipment
  • Uniform

For further information about the 16-19 Bursary Fund and to see if you may be eligible please visit the school website.

What is the uniform?

At S. Peter’s we have very high expectations when it comes to uniform for all of our students. Please see the link for Sixth Form expectations.


Who do I contact for more information?

If you have any further queries please contact

To help with your decisions about course choices it may be helpful to look at university courses and entry requirements.