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Sixth form entry

Admission to the sixth form

  • Q When should we visit the School?  


    There are two Sixth Form Information Afternoons in the Autumn term, which this year were virtual events due to the current pandemic situation. 

    The events will include a talk from the Headmaster and Head of Sixth Form, a detailed conversation with a member of the tutorial staff on the School’s academic and pastoral systems and the opportunity to meet with individual subject Heads of Department in small groups. Before the event, you will be sent a virtual tour with a senior pupil to watch as a taster. 

    To enquire about our next Information Afternoons, please complete our enquiry form.  

  • Q How and when do we apply?  


    Applications are accepted from September the year before entry. Test and Interview Days are in November. The first round of offers is made on 1 December and other offers may be made later in the academic year.

  • Q How many do you admit to the sixth form?  


    Numbers vary each year, but we usually admit between 20 and 30 pupils.

  • Q What are the entry requirements?  


    Candidates sit entry tests in maths or English if they are A level candidates, or maths and English for the IB. In addition, pupils are expected to achieve 40 or more GCSE points. International pupils should have IELTS at 6.0 or equivalent. Most heads of department recommend at least a grade 7 at GCSE for subjects relevant to sixth form study.

  • Q Do you offer A levels or the IB?  


    Bryanston offers both A levels, the IB and the IBCP at sixth form.

  • Q Do you offer scholarships and bursaries?  


    Scholarships are worth up to 10% remittance of the fees. Bursaries are all means-tested.

  • Q How do I apply for a place in the sixth form (year 12) from overseas?  


    Applications are accepted from September the year before entry. 

    In order to ensure that Bryanston can support the learning of overseas pupils for whom English is not their first language, we participate in UKiset – the UK Independent Schools' Entry Test.

    UKiset is an adaptive online test taken in English, which has been designed to support admission into the UK independent education system. UKiset tests a child's underlying academic abilities through four principal reasoning areas – Non Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Ability, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability – together with a creative writing piece and an English Placement Test.  In total, the test takes approximately two and a half hours.  

    If you wish your child to be considered for a place at Bryanston, please go to the UKiset website to register your child by completing the Student Profile Form. Please list Bryanston School on the form and provide as much information as possible, because this will be sent to us as part of your child's UKiset Profile Package and used in conjunction with their UKiset results to assess their application.

    Once you have completed the form, the UKiset team will contact you with details of your closest test centre and the next available test date (UKiset can be taken at approved test centres in over 130 countries worldwide). 

    After your child has taken the test and we have received their UKiset Profile Package we will make a decision as to whether or not we wish to take their application further. If we are happy to pursue the application we will send you an application form, which should be returned to us with the application fee. Candidates will then follow our entry procedures, which require an entrance test in Maths and/or English, an interview with the Head or an Admission Tutor and a reference from their current school.

    For further information, or to register your child for UKiset, please go to: If your child has already taken the UKiset test and you would like their results to be sent to Bryanston, please complete the UKiset School Selection Form on their website.