Sixth Form

Sixth Form Admissions

The main cohort into our Sixth Form is from our Year 11 pupils but we always welcome applications from other independent and maintained schools.

Lower Sixth students are encouraged to participate in the HCPT visit to Lourdes at Easter and fundraise to cover the cost for their place on this trip. Depending on which courses are chosen by students there will be relevant field and theatre trips to attend. Lower Sixth students also have the opportunity to go on a Personal Development Course as well as optional residential visits to Paris, New York, Amsterdam and India.

The minimum entry requirement is 5 GCSEs grade 9-6 to include Mathematics and English.

For information about entry into the Sixth Form please contact:

Mrs Pigott, the Admissions Registrar

Call: 01420 82070

Our Sixth Form Open Evening takes place in November which is an opportunity to listen to the Head of Sixth Form and current and past sixth formers talking about their sixth form experience. There will also be the opportunity to browse the curriculum fair and talk to teachers about the subjects available. A Taster Day on Friday 1st December allows students to sample sixth form teaching and the enrichment programme.

Book an Open Day visit

Alton School holds Open Days in October, March and April:

  • Friday 9th March 2018 from 09.30 to 12.00
  • Saturday 28th April 2018 from 10.00 to 13.00

These days will include a welcome by the Headmaster and pupil led tours around the campus. It will be an opportunity to talk to teachers and get a real feel for the school. If you wish to attend an Open Day please register your interest at

Book an individual visit

We offer individual school tours, by a sixth former and an interviews with Mr Maher, the Headmaster during term time.
If you wish to book a visit please contact Mrs Pigott, the Admissions Register on 01420 82070 or email

Registration Form

A Registration Form is completed to express an interest. Interviews take place in the spring term and subsequent offers must be accepted by the end of the spring term.

The following scholarships are available:

  • Academic Scholarship
  • Creative / Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Sport Scholarship
  • Governors’ Award

Scholarships are open to all candidates. Sixth Form Awards must be accepted by the end of December.  It is expected that an applicant has achieved five GCSEs achieving A-B grades including Mathematics and English.

Following the interview in the Spring Term we will write to offer your son or daughter a place subject to availability. You will be required to complete and return an Acceptance Form with a £500 deposit which is returned once your child finishes his or her education at the school.

Following your application you will be invited into school for an interview with the Headmaster.

Following a successful interview with the Headmaster, and meeting our entry requirements you will be offered a place at Alton School.

In the summer term, we will send information regarding entry to the sixth form, which will contain details of the sixth form induction process. Usually subject teachers set work for you to complete during the summer break.

In early October their is a residential weekend away and information about this will also be sent home.

The Sixth Form are normally invited into school the day before term starts.

This gives pupils an opportunity to be settle in to their study rooms and to run through their timetables and discuss any individual requirements.