Join the Sixth Form

Catchment areas do not apply in the Sixth Form, nor are we restricted on the numbers of students we are able to offer places to. We are therefore able to provide places to many students who attended other schools before they joined The Downs School Sixth Form, and have been notably successful at integrating students from other schools into the Sixth Form community. Typically, 25% of our Sixth Form students join us from schools other than The Downs. 

We run a wide variety of events, such as the Sixth Form open evening and Sixth Form open mornings, that are designed to showcase our school to students and parents considering whether or not they wish to join The Downs. We would encourage you to come to these events to see for yourself what a special place The Downs School Sixth Form is.

Open Evening 

Our Open Evening takes place on Thursday, 21 November 2019 from 6:00pm. There will be a number of  interactive displays around the school, and subject teachers and students will be available to answer questions. Tours of the school will be given, and there will be two presentations in the Main Hall. Please come and visit us, there is no need to book to attend the Open Evening.

Sixth Form Open Mornings 

This autumn our Open Mornings for Rising Year 12s take place on: 29 November and 4 December 2019. Prospective students and parents will be able to see the school in action and have a tour of our facilities. This will be followed by an informal presentation in the school library. Please get in touch to book a place on the Open Mornings. We look forward to meeting you.

Apply to join the Sixth form at September 2020

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions about our Sixth Form or how to apply for a place.

Information about courses is attached below, along with an application form and information about our bursary scheme for financially disadvantaged students. 

Sixth Form Prospectus 2020-21

Sixth Form Course Guide September 2020

Apply to join the Sixth Form September 2020


Information about the bursary scheme

Apply for a Bursary

Information about transport to The Downs School


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