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Sixth Form Admissions

Our school, which is an 11-18 coeducational Academy Trust selective school, has specialist status in the Visual Arts and in Science with Maths.

The school has also been given high performing specialist status (HPSS) by the DfE. The school gained Trust status in January 2010 having acquired high profile Trust partners and Academy status on 1st March 2011.

OFSTED: Sale Grammar School is an ‘outstanding school with an outstanding Sixth Form'.

Brief Entry Requirements

For September 2017, prospective Sixth Form students must achieve a minimum of five full course GCSE passes (or their equivalent), two of which must be at least Grade A or equivalent and three at least Grade B or equivalent (short courses will not be counted) and achieve a minimum Grade 5 at GCSE in English Language and Mathematics. 

Students must achieve at least a Grade B in the subject they wish to study (allowance is made if a student has not taken a GCSE in their chosen course of study). If a student wishes to study one of the Sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) they must have at least a Grade 6 in Mathematics.

The majority of places in the Sixth Form are taken up by Sale Grammar School students who choose to stay with us beyond Year 11. However, each year an additional number of places are made available to students from other schools who wish to join our Sixth Form. 

Applicants’ date of birth must be between 1st September 2000 and 31st August 2001.

Oversubscription Criteria

Where eligible applications from new applicants exceed the number of places available, places will be allocated according to the following priority order:-

  1. A ‘looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order as defined in the Admissions Code 2012.
  2. All new applicants who fulfil the entry requirements.

In the event that there are more applicants in this category than places available the selection process will give priority to students with the highest average point scores in their Level 2 qualifications.

If any applicant has the same average point score as another applicant for the final place in Categories 1 or 2, the applicant living nearest to the school as measured by a straight line from their home to the main door of the school, will be offered the place.

This criteria is outlined in our Admissions Policy.

Page Documents Date  
Sixth Form Prospectus 28th Jan 2016 Download