Joining the Sixth Form
In 2016 over 99% of our Year 13 students passed all their A-levels and 59% achieved grades A*, A or B; 78% progressed to higher education, the majority securing places at prestigious Russell Group universities. Over the last 2 years, 6 students have gained entry to either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge and 5 have gone on to read medicine at university.
Every year we have a number of students gaining places on extremely competitive higher level apprenticeships with local employers such as Cobham and J P Morgan. All students progress into higher education, apprenticeships or employment after Year 13.
The reason for the school’s outstanding progression rates is that the Sixth Form provides academic excellence and it also develops students’ leadership, teamwork, problem solving and communication skills through the enrichment, sport and games programme.
When OFSTED inspected the school in 2015 they said about the Sixth Form: “Pupils embrace a wide range of additional opportunities. Pupils receive effective advice and guidance. All pupils progress to higher education, training or employment following Year 13. Pupils behave very well and show positive attitudes to their learning. They are resilient and determined to do well”.
The majority of Poole Grammar School’s Year 11 progress into the Sixth Form and, each year, they are joined by a significant number of students from other local schools.
Entry to the Sixth Form in September 2017:
General entry requirements and information on joining the Sixth Form can be found here: Joining the Sixth Form 2017
The subjects provisionally on offer and their specific entry requirements can be found here: Sixth Form subject directory 2017
A Sixth Form subject information evening (this is not an open evening and consists of talks on different A-level subjects to help students choose their Sixth Form programme of study) will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 24th January 2017 and a taster morning will be held on Monday 30th January 2017. Poole Grammar School Sixth Form does not hold a separate open evening from the Main School. The Main School and Sixth Form open evening will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday 4th July 2017.
Prospective Sixth Form students and their parents/carers can contact the school reception on 01202 692132 to arrange a tour of the school during term time.
The application form for students wishing to join Poole Grammar School Sixth Form from other schools and colleges will be available on this page from Monday 30th January 2017:-
Download and complete the relevant application form, save it as (your name)SixthFormApplication.pdf then attach it to an e-mail and return it to
NOTE: If you are completing the application form on an Apple Mac, please do not complete it in Preview Mode as it will not save correctly. If you have any problems you can download a free Adobe Reader for Mac here