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Year 12 (16+) Entry

The Sixth Form at Freemen’s is special. You will be challenged to expand your horizons academically and socially to prepare you for life beyond school.

You will make life-long friends and we hope that in two years’ time you will not only take with you some great memories of your time in the Sixth Form but also that you will feel more confident in tackling the challenges that life will throw at you. 


For Year 12 (16+) entry we consider:

  • Your predicted GCSE / IGCSE results (if you are studying eight or more GCSE / IGCSEs) ​​​​​​
  • A Sixth Form questionnaire
  • An interview 
  • A confidential report from your current school
  • If you are an overseas applicant who is not studying GCSEs, or studying fewer than eight GCSEs, we require an UKiset report. You will also sit entrance examinations in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning. 

Below we set out the process for applying for Year 12 (16+). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team on 01372 822423 or email 

Key Dates for applying for Year 12 (16+) 2024 entry

Date Description

May, September, October  

Open Events
1 October 2023 Deadline to apply
1 November 2023 16+ Music Scholarship Auditions 
2 November 2023

16+ Academic Scholarship Exams

16-17 November 2023

16+ Academic Scholarship Interviews

November 2023

Individual interviews and confidential report requested from current school

1 December 2023 First round of offers are made. Applications after this date may be accepted

31 January 2024

Deadline to accept offers of places

June / July 2024 Induction Day for all new pupils and welcome evening for new parents
September 2024 Start at Freemen's

HOW TO Apply 

We will be holding the first round of Sixth Form interviews in November, however, we will take applications beyond this date. To apply, simply complete the online Registration Form and pay the £200 fee.

Once we have received notification of your registration and fee, we will send you an acknowledgement detailing what happens next, including a link to the Sixth Form Questionnaire the student will need to complete.

Sixth Form entry requirements

Sixth Form entry requirements (for entry from September 2023):

Students seeking to join Freemen’s Sixth Form from another school are expected to achieve 7 or more GCSEs (including Maths and English) at grade 7 or above. Students must also meet specific requirements for their chosen A Level subjects, depending on the subject. Freemen’s reserves the right to make bespoke offers to students based on the strength of their profile and interview. International candidates who are sitting GCSEs must be able to offer GCSE/IGCSE English, we will not consider GCSE/IGCSE English as a Second Language.

International candidates who are not taking GCSEs or studying fewer than eight GCSEs:

International students who are not sitting GCSEs or are taking fewer than 7 GCSEs will be required to sit the UKiset test to enable us to assess them for entry, and will also sit Freemen's entrance examinations in Written English and Non-Verbal Reasoning. 

For more information about the UKiset test and to register to sit the test, please visit the UKiset website ( Please note that success in the UKiset test does not guarantee a place at Freemen’s.  

Candidates who meet our academic requirements will be invited for individual interview. Offers will be made on the basis of performance at interview. We will also request a confidential report from your child's current school. Please be aware that we will be unable to reach a decision on an application for entry until we have received this report.

All admissions to Freemen’s are at the Headmaster’s discretion.


Offers of places will be made in early December 2023, but the date will depend on when we receive your school report and when we are able to schedule your interview. 

Accepting a place

Once we have sent your offer, you will have until 31 January to make your decision.

If you choose to accept the place, we will ask you to confirm your decision by return of a signed acceptance form and acceptance deposit. 

We will then send you a link to the New Starter Pack, usually around Easter time. This has all the information you need before starting with us. 

In June, we will invite you to an induction afternoon, where you will meet your form tutor and other members of the new Lower 6. 

Admissions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Admissions FAQs

We know that you will have a lot of questions when choosing a school. We are always happy to answer your questions. You can call us directly on 01372 822423, or you can email  Here are some of the questions we get asked most frequently.  Admissions General what are the main points of entry…