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 

We do not have any open evenings scheduled at the current time.

Sixth Form Open Mornings 

We do not currently have any open mornings planned. But please do hot hesitate to contact us if you would like to have a tour of our school.  

Apply to join the Sixth form at September 2019

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 2019-2020

Sixth Form Course Guide September 2019

Apply to join the Sixth Form September 2019

Sixth Form Options Blocks 2019-20

Information about the bursary scheme

Apply for a Bursary

Information about transport to The Downs School


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