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 

Thursday, 22nd November 2018 18:00-20:30  

Meet staff and students from all departments and tour the school. 

Headteacher’s address in the main hall at 19:15 for external applicants and then for all applicants at 19:30. Booking is not required.

Sixth Form Open Mornings 

Prospective sixth form parents and students are very welcome to visit our school and sixth form on one of our regular tours: 

16 November 2018,     29 November 2018,      5 December 2018

15 January 2019.

All open mornings start promptly at 09:30 and your visit will end at 11:00.  

Please contact us to reserve your place. 

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

Information about the bursary scheme

Apply for a Bursary

Information about transport to The Downs School


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