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16+ Entry

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Around 30 pupils each year join Canford in the Sixth Form from a wide range of backgrounds, both educationally and geographically. They are warmly welcomed into the Canford community and throw themselves into the vast range of opportunities on offer.

After visiting the school, the submission of a completed registration form is required by early October for entry the following September. We hope the information provided on this page gives you a good sense of the process for joining Canford at Sixth Form.

Places are offered subject to candidates' achieving a minimum of 42 grade points on the best seven GCSEs including English and Maths. Normally we would expect at least a grade 7 (or an A grade) in each subject to be studied in the Lower Sixth and at least a 6 (or a B grade) in English and Maths.

 

“We aim for excellence in all that we do here at Canford, and will do our very best to ensure that you are given the insight and versatility to follow your chosen path. If you have that same ambition, a desire to succeed and to be the best you can be, Canford could be the place for you.”

The 16+ Admissions Journey

Scroll through the timeline below to see the general admissions journey for those joining in the Sixth Form.
 

If you have missed any of the deadlines please contact the Admissions team via email to enquire about your options.

Admissions email

 

16+ Admissions Guide

Our 16+ Admissions Guide explains the Sixth Form admissions process plus information on scholarships available.

READ OUR 16+ ADMISSIONS GUIDE

 

  • Year 10
Open Morning - April

Come along to our Open Morning with presentation and a Q&A session about joining our Sixth Form and a private tour.

BOOK FOR OUR OPEN MORNING

  • Year 10
Private Visit

If you have attended one of our Open Mornings but would like to explore some aspects of Canford in more detail before registering your child you can book a private visit.

BOOK A PRIVATE VISIT

  • Year 11
Open Morning - October

Come along to our Open Morning with presentation and a Q&A session about joining our Sixth Form and a private tour.

BOOK FOR OUR OPEN MORNING

  • Year 11
Register by mid-October

After visiting the school, the submission of a completed registration form is required by early October of Year 11 for entry to our Sixth Form the following September. Please refer to the 16+ Admissions Guide for exact deadline date for applications.

16+ ADMISSIONS GUIDE

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

  • Year 11
Entrance Tests - November

Applicants are invited to the school in early November of Year 11 for tests (Entrance Tests, Academic Scholarship, Assyrian Scholarship including Sport Scholarship, Music Scholarship) and an interview. For exact dates please refer to the 16+ Admissions Guide.

16+ ADMISSIONS GUIDE

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

  • Year 11
1st December - Offers

Scholarship outcomes and offers are made on 1st December in line with all HMC Schools.

  • Year 11
9th December 2024 - Acceptance Deadline

9th December 2024 is the deadline for acceptance of offers.

  • Year 11
January - A Level Choices

A Level subject options required. Further guidance is available from our Head of Sixth Form and Heads of Department.

  • Year 11
Familiarisation Day

All our new joiners will be invited to Familiarisation Day in June of Year 11 which is a great opportunity for them to get used to Canford life, have some fun and make some new friends!

  • Year 12
Welcome to Canford!

Your Canford journey starts in September of Year 12. It is a busy term for our Lower Sixth who will get thrown into everything Canford has to offer!

Fees & Finance

 

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International Pupils

 

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Sixth Form experience

 

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Canford School pupils - living

 

Enquire

Complete our enquiry form to request information on the Admissions process.

Enquiry Form

 

Visit

Book your personalised private visit or attend one of our Open Mornings.

BOOK A VISIT

The Canford Impact - Outdoor English lesson

 

Apply

Fill in our online application form which registers your child.

APPLY ONLINE