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How to apply to King Edward VI College

Applications for September 2023 are still being accepted, however applications submitted after the 30 April 2023 deadline will be classed as ‘late’ and will be contacted after the main enrolment period when courses will be subject to availability. ‘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 and a guidance meeting is attended. If you do not attend 2 issued appointments without explanation your application will be withdrawn regardless of any previous offer made.

Guidance meetings will be issued as a telephone appointment with the option to change to face-to-face if that is your preference. If you would prefer a face-to-face appointment, please follow the instructions in the email to arrange this. Meeting appointments are issued approximately 1 week prior to the date, so please don’t worry if there is a delay hearing from us after receiving your provisional offer, we arrange meetings from February to May.

The Guidance Meeting is quite informal but it is important to be well prepared for it. Please make sure you view our website, read the detail for the courses you are applying for and check the entry requirements.

This meeting is the chance for us to find out more about you and for you to ask us any questions so make a note of anything you may like to ask before you attend – you may forget on the day!

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

Taster Event

This event will take place on Monday 26 June and Tuesday 27 June 2023. 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. You will have a taste of college life and experience the support and facilities we have to offer.

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.

Enrolment Week

Thursday 24 August to Monday 4 September – Exact date/time to enrol will be e-mailed to you.  By this time you will have your GCSE results (issued on Thursday 24 August) which 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.

Welcome Days

Week commencing 6 September (week before Start of Term) – Exact day of required attendance to be advised with your enrolment appointment – All students who have enrolled with us are expected to attend one of these very important days.

This is when you will receive your welcome pack, meet Progress Coaches, be given instructions about logging onto computers and access to resources, and get information about support structures, timetables and facilities within the college.

Please note: all correspondence from the college will be via e-mail so please check your e-mails regularly.
If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions team on 024 7632 8231 or email

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