Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9JU | Tel: 01202 692132 | Email: pgsoffice@poolegrammar.com

Joining the Sixth Form

I am delighted that you are considering joining Poole Grammar School Sixth Form. We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements, both academically and on a personal level.

Poole Grammar School students have an outstanding education in the Sixth Form; they experience academic rigour and have great opportunities to develop leadership, teamwork, problem solving and communication skills through the varied enrichment, sport and games programme.  This extends into the community through many volunteering schemes.

When OFSTED inspected the school in 2018 they found that students’ performance was above average in the Sixth Form.  Indeed, Poole Grammar School Sixth Form is in the top 25% of schools and colleges in England for A-level value added.

Each year, we are able to demonstrate consistently excellent outcomes and in 2022, 68.7% of all grades awarded were A*-B, with 39 students gaining at least 3 A or A* grades.

This has enabled many of our students to secure places at prestigious Russell Group universities.  Over the last 7 years, 23 students have gained entry to either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge and a significant number have gone on to read Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Dentistry at university.  In 2022, 5 students went on to read Medicine at University.

Every year we also have a number of students gaining places on extremely competitive higher level apprenticeships with local employers such as Cobham, J P Morgan and Dyson. All students progress into higher education, apprenticeships or employment after Year 13.

We provide excellent support to students applying to University and students have access to have a full time careers advisor in school, enabling them to make informed choices for their futures.

Over the last few academic years, our Sixth Form has grown further with students joining us in Year 12 from surrounding schools.  Our Year 12 induction programme ensures that this transition is as smooth as possible and new students are welcomed and settle into the Poole Grammar School family quickly. 

I hope that you choose to continue your education at Poole Grammar Sixth Form or indeed join us from another school.  The Sixth Form Team looks forward to welcoming you.

Dr A. Smith


Entry to the Sixth Form in September 2023:

General entry requirements and information on joining the Sixth Form can be found here: Joining the Sixth Form 2023-24

The subjects provisionally on offer and their specific entry requirements can be found here: Sixth Form subject directory 2023-24

The Sixth Form application form for students not currently studying in Year 11 at Poole Grammar School is available here:

Sixth Form Application Form 2023

If you would like to apply for the Sixth Form for the current academic year (2022-23), please e-mail pgs6form@poolegrammar.com in the first instance.