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Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

I would like to welcome you to our Sixth Form Prospectus for 2024 entry, whether you are currently at John Kyrle High School or considering becoming one of the very many students who join us from neighbouring schools new to the sixth form. I hope you will trust our record of expertise and excellence in post-16 education. We have a vibrant, strong community, full of ambitious and positive young people and I very much hope you will be part of the future at JKHS.

We are hugely proud of the outstanding attainment of the sixth form at John Kyrle. Our A*- B pass rate has been above 50% over the last 15 years, and at or above 60% for the past ten years. Prior to COVID and teacher assessed grading, the sixth form was awarded a top 2% national grading by ALPS for value added – the highest testament to our success and focus on each student's individual achievement. 

Our 2023 cohort results were again, hugely successful. The sixth form achieved an exceptional pass rate of 98.2% with half of all grades achieved within the A*-B bracket. A commendable 22% of our grades were either A* or A and notably, despite a national decline, the school's A* grades have risen to 7% from 2019 figures. Our BTEC subjects achieved at a similarly high level with over half of all grades at distinction or above.

JKHS sixth formers always move on to a diverse range of futures and have been ably supported in their endeavour by the sixth form pastoral team. On results day this year, students left us for a range of employment opportunities with apprenticeships in pharmacy, paramedic science, accountancy, horticulture, and hospitality. We send many creative individuals on to further education particularly to study art foundation courses. With the world opening to travel again, several students are off on a voyage of adventure to see the world for their gap years.

University destinations remain popular with an incredibly broad range of courses selected and all students who wanted to attend university, gained a place, with the vast majority in their first-choice institution. Creative routes include electronic music to creative writing, the humanities are strongly represented with geography, history and anthropology and the sciences include choices such as astrophysics, neuroscience, and aerospace engineering. As ever we have students attending a range of elite universities including Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, and Leeds to read courses such as medicine, classics, law, education, and history.  

At JKHS we are also committed to developing well-rounded young people. Our Respect and World of Work programmes, and support from the experienced pastoral team, ensures our students move forward equipped with a broad understanding and knowledge of the world. Our preferred entrance requirement is five grade 5’s at GCSE, including mathematics and an English qualification. Students will be informed if subjects become oversubscribed. The application process need not be fraught, and we will, as always, treat each individual application on its merits. Please contact me for clarification or support at any point.

In Year 11 you will be considering your possible options. Please take a look at the information booklet further down the page, to give you as much information as you need about Years 12 and 13 and the possible courses. Please also read the letter from our headteacher listed below, with regards to your decision in joining John Kyrle Sixth Form.

Generally, all our subjects run within the timetabled school hours, but very occasionally subjects (such as Geology) run after-school sessions - we will inform students at the earliest juncture if this is to be the case. In the unlikely event that parents/carers would be responsible for transport, school would work with them on this. For any specific careers advice please refer your son/daughter to Mrs Knapper, their tutor or mentor, or contact me at school. Students are entering an ever-more competitive world, whether they are headed to university, employment, or further training, and we maintain our commitment to achieving "first-choice futures for all'. 

We very much hope you will choose to join us in your next steps.

Mrs H Bolt

Head of Sixth Form



Please take time to think things over, discuss with your parents and talk to your Tutor here at JKHS. You can also speak with Mrs Bolt, Mrs Capron or any of the Sixth Form staff and even current sixth form students. Do reach out! This is your future, so think carefully before you make your decision.

For external applicants, please get in touch with Mrs Bolt if you'd like to find out more and pay us a visit: 


To Apply

If you are applying for a place prior to the 31st January, we require students to submit an application form in order to express an interest in joining our sixth form. 

John Kyrle Sixth Form Centre - Initial Application for September 2024

If you wish to be considered for a place at our sixth form, post the January deadline, please can you email Mrs H Bolt directly via in order to discuss your information.


Please also read our Admissions Policy, which can be located on our Policies page. This provides the details with respect of the admissions throughout the school, from year 7 to year 13.