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 September 2024 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.

Entry Requirements

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

For 2024/2025 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 2024/2025

Applications are due by November 17 2023.

External Applicants for 2024/2025

Applications are accepted to David Nieper Academy Sixth Form from September 2023 until April 2024.

Information for all Applicants

Looked after children will be prioritised for places in 2024, 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 Head of School in the first instance. If not resolved, the appeal will then be redirected to the Chair of Governors.

Policy for Sixth Form admission arrangements for 2024/2025

Bursary – 16-19 Study Programme