Sixth Form Admissions
Our Open Evening for entry into the Sixth Form for 2017-18 has now taken place but if you would like to arrange a tour of the Sixth Form please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs. C. Hunt.
Choose your courses
Once you have made the decision that you would like to join our school, the first step is to decide which courses you would like to study.
When you have chosen your courses you will need to fill in the Application Form which can be found below. Once you have completed this, please send it to our Admissions Officer, Mrs C. Hunt.
Email Mrs. C. Hunt
Interview and Offer
All students applying to join us will have an interview with an experienced member of staff. At your interview, we will discuss your proposed programme of study and help you plan the best route for you. If you are successful at interview, you will receive a letter confirming your place in our Sixth Form.
You will also be invited to join us for our Sixth Form Induction Programme at the beginning of July – an opportunity to experience the life of a Sixth Form student at Blenheim and a chance to ‘sample’ your chosen courses.
Sixth Form Admissions Policy
Students in Year 11 at Blenheim High School and external applicants will be invited to a meeting at the school for advice on options and entry requirements.
For all subjects there is a minimum entry requirement which will include a level of attainment at GCSE. This stipulation will be for both internal and external applicants. A comprehensive list of the requirements for all subjects can be found in the Sixth Form Courses area of the website.
The school welcomes applications for entry to the Sixth Form from external candidates. The Planned Admissions Number for external candidates to Year 12 is 40. This figure refers only to new Year 12 students to the school not to the students entering from Year 11 within the school.
In the event of oversubscription, places will be allocated for external students as follows:
- Looked After Children (children in public care) will automatically be given priority when places are allocated as well as children who have left care through adoption or a residence or special guardianship order.
- Children with a Statement of Education Need will also be given priority.
- Children, who at the time of admission will have a sibling*, living at the same address, at the school.
- Children whose parents can demonstrate that admission is necessary for the medical, social or educational well-being of their child; the grounds on which the application is made should be supported by written evidence from a doctor, psychologist, education social worker or educational welfare officer to demonstrate that it is necessary for the student to attend Blenheim High School.
- Remaining places will be allocated on distance using a straight line from the main Pedestrian Gate at the school to the centre of the child’s main residence.
Looked after and previously looked after children will be considered to be:
- children who are registered as being in the care of a Local Authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a), e.g. fostered or living in a children’s home, at the time an application for a school is made; and
- children who have left care through adoption (in accordance with Section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002), a residence order (in accordance with Section 8 of the Children Act 1989) or special guardianship order (in accordance with Section 14A of the Children Act 1989).
* Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling.
All distances are measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey, to the main school gate. This is calculated using the Surrey Local Authority’s Geographical Information System.