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How to Apply

Applications are now open for both internal and external students. Click here for the application form.  The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20 February 2024 at midday. Applications must be submitted online no later than this published deadline.

Please enter as much detail as possible on your application form - this will help process your application on results day. Your UPN and ULN can be obtained from your current school office.  Students are required to upload evidence of Predicted Grades from their current school - we will not accept Target Grades in applications. 

All offer holders will be invited to the school for an Induction Day between 1-4 July 2024 (following GCSE exams). The aim of this is to give prospective students a glimpse of life at Newstead Wood including the activities and opportunities on offer as a student in our Sixth Form.

Eligibility and Entry Criteria

We welcome applications to Year 12 from students whose sixteenth birthday falls between 1 September and 31 August (inclusive) of their Year 11.

Entry to Year 12 is on the basis of academic ability demonstrated by achievement at GCSE. Confirmed places in Year 12 can therefore only be allocated following GCSE Results Day in August. The minimum qualification for entry into Year 12 (the entry requirements) is a minimum of 4 Grade 6s and 4 Grade 7s taken from at least 8 GCSEs completed in one sitting.

  • Grade 7 or higher in subjects to be followed to Advanced Level (or related subjects) please see our full admissions criteria here.
  • And at least a Grade 6 in English and Mathematics
  • Grades at 4 or lower will not be counted

All students in the current Year 11 at Newstead Wood School who meet the entry requirements and their course requirements will automatically obtain a place.

824 applications were received for entry in 2023. 

In the event of oversubscription from external candidates places will be offered to students who meet the entry criteria in the order set out in our Admissions Policy and subject to maximum set sizes not being exceeded in individual subjects. It is important to note that the school may not be able to offer places to all external applicants who meet the minimum entry criteria. A waiting list will be compiled and maintained until the end of September of Year 12.  


Applicants must have the legal right to be resident in the United Kingdom at the start of and for the duration of their A-Level programme. 

Full GCSEs are the only qualifications considered for Entry to Sixth Form. Qualifications taken in addition to GCSEs (e.g. Free Standing Maths; AQA Certificate in Further Maths; RS Short Course) are not taken into account for the minimum qualification criteria for entry into Year 12. 

If you have any questions regarding applying to Newstead Wood please contact sixthform@newsteadwood.co.uk  

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