David Nieper Academy Sixth Form Admissions

We are a small Sixth Form with the opportunity to admit up to 50 students into Year 12 next September. The size of our Sixth Form is a key advantage in that we offer a high level of pastoral support along with tailored career guidance.

For 2023 entry please book a place on one of our Open Evenings by emailing cdixon@davidnieper.academy 

Open Evenings will be taking place throughout the year; please contact us for more information.

Courses Offered: A Levels & BTECs

At David Nieper Academy Sixth Form we offer a varied Key Stage 5 curriculum that includes A levels and Level 3 BTEC qualifications. Please see our Sixth Form Prospectus for available courses in 2023.

Entry Requirements

Alongside the high expectations of attendance, appearance, maturity and work ethic, the below GCSE entry requirements apply for external students.

For 2023 Entry

Five or more GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, preferably including Maths and English. Please see our Prospectus for all entry requirements for each individual subject you endeavour to study.
There is also potential for a resit in Maths or English to obtain a grade 4 during Sixth Form.

Internal Applicants for 2023

Applications were due by November 19 2022.

External Applicants for 2023

Applications are accepted to David Nieper Academy Sixth Form from September 2022 until April 2023.


Information for all Applicants

Looked after children will be prioritised for places in 2023, as will previously looked after children, provided they meet the minimum entry requirements.

David Nieper Academy Sixth Form will accept all internal applicants who meet the academic entry requirements.

Students who are not offered a place have a right to appeal the decision. Appeals will be directed to the Headteacher in the first instance. If not resolved, the appeal will then be redirected to the Chair of Governors.


Bursary – 16-19 Study Programme