Sixth Form Criteria


The School has a Sixth Form capacity of approximately 300 students.  The number intended to admit externally into Lower Sixth each year, in addition to our internal candidates, is approximately 50 students each year. Admissions into the International Sixth Form at the Anglo European School are made by completing the on-line application form on the school website between 12th October and 11th December. Admission requires the meeting of our matriculation requirements, details of which are on the website, alongside evidence of engagement with internationalism and potential for success in the courses chosen across the four different routes offered.  Students with overseas qualifications are welcomed and assessed individually.

Where the Sixth Form is oversubscribed the following criteria will be applied:

  • a looked after child or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order will be given first priority in oversubscription criteria ahead of all other applicants in accordance with the School Admissions Code 2021. This also includes those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (as defined in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
  • students who have attended the Anglo European School in Year 11
  • students who have a sibling in the school who can reasonably be expected to be attending the school at the time the applicant takes up their place. Children of staff at the school can be included in this category where the member of staff has been employed at Anglo European School for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  • students from overseas (including those with refugee status) who are relocating to the UK and who are intending to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) or the IB Career-Related Programme (IBCP)
  • students educated elsewhere in the UK and who wish to study the IBDP or the IBCP
  • students who have previously applied for the school for entry into Years 7-11 but were unsuccessful and who live in the published catchment area
  • students from other schools in the UK or from overseas who are intending to study A Levels or other courses subject to the published matriculation requirements


In addition to their right of appeal, unsuccessful candidates for Year 7 will be placed on a waiting list for one term.  After that, parents wishing to remain on the waiting list must write to the Headteachers expressing that wish.  Mid-year and sixth form applications will also, in addition to their right of appeal, be held on a waiting list for that academic year.  If parents wish for their child to join or to remain on the waiting list for the following year after that date, they need to contact the school in writing.  Waiting lists will be maintained in order of the oversubscription criteria set out above and not in the order in which applications are received or added to the list.  Information of the appeal process can be found in the admissions area of our website.