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How to apply to King Edward VI College

Applications for September 2024 are still being accepted, however applications submitted after the 30 April deadline will be classed as ‘late’ and courses will be subject to availability at the end of the enrolment period. ‘Late’ applicants will be included in our Taster Days for which details will be communicated by email.

What you will need before submitting your application:

 a valid email address that you check regularly
  all parental contact information
  predicted GCSE grades for all subjects
  A Level / Vocational subject choices

Once you are in the application follow the process below:

Add your 3 subjects of interest at this stage to the basket plus Sports Performance Academy of choice, eg ‘Sports Academy – Netball’, if applicable.

Once you have completed the on-line form and sent it to us you will receive an e-mail acknowledgement (please allow up to 20 minutes for this and also check ‘junk’ folder if there is a delay).

If you would prefer to complete a paper application, please either download a version from the website or request a copy from our Admissions team.

Within the application you will be asked to provide information about yourself which we will then process in order to progress your application. We process your data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 (GDPR) please refer to our Student Privacy Notice and Parent/Guardian Privacy Notice on the college website for more information on how we use your data. We will use the contact details you have provided to keep you informed on the progress of your application and advising you of opportunities to visit us.

Use of cookies: Our on-line application system uses session cookies only. These are text files which are essential for you to use the on-line applications system and view your information securely. No user-specific information is held within any of these cookies and they are deleted at the end of a user session. If you need any further information on how the college uses cookies, please see the college website.

What happens next?

Once your application has been received it will be reviewed and if successful you will receive a Provisional Offer of a place at KE6. If we need any further information to add to your application or need to discuss your application further before an offer can be made, we will contact you by email.

Please be aware that a provisional offer is on condition that subject specific entry requirements are achieved.

Guidance meetings are offered to support you if you are still unsure about your subject choices, progression routes, entry requirements, or simply would like further information about the college. The meetings are offered between March and May and will be accessible via a link sent out by email at the beginning of the year. You will have the option to choose the date/time and your preference of visiting us for the meeting or a telephone conversation.

The Guidance Meeting is quite informal but it is important to be well prepared for it. This meeting is the chance for you to ask us any questions so make a note of anything you may like to ask before you attend.

Should the meeting be on the college site and you require additional support to attend your meeting, e.g. mobility restrictions, etc, please contact Sharon Berrill at

Taster Event

Taster Days are a fantastic opportunity for you to find about about life as a student at KE6. You will have the opportunity to sample the courses you have applied for, meet tutors and fellow students, get a feel for KE6 and find your way around the college buildings. We highly recommend you attend this event as you can see our facilities and see how we can support you on your journey with us.

As an applicant to the college you will be expected to attend one of these days, so please keep these dates free. Detail about this event will be emailed to you nearer the date.

What you need to do

Choose your day – you are only required to attend one of the days

Book a place on the subjects of your choice – to do this, a link will be emailed to you in June. Attend the day you have booked and ensure you get the answers to any questions you may have.

Enrolment Week

Thursday 22 August to Friday 30 August – Exact date/time to enrol will be e-mailed to you.  By this time you will have your GCSE results (issued on Thursday 22 August), you will need to bring with you to help with discussions on your final choice of subjects to study with us.

Please note the college will require a paper copy of your GCSE results.

What you need to do?
Book an appointment to attend college to complete your enrolment with us – to do this, a link will be emailed to you in July.

Attend your appointment – bring the paper copy of your GCSE results (or the original email) with you please be aware that screen shots of your results will not be accepted

Agree your programme of study and sign into the course

Start of Term

Monday 2 September 2024 – you will be emailed your timetable in advance of your first day at college.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions team on 024 7632 8231 or email

For further details about King Edward VI College Admissions Policy

Please note: all correspondence from the college will be via e-mail so please check your e-mails regularly.

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