16+ Procedure

Making the decision to move schools at Sixth Form is an exciting and thought provoking decision. The admissions process is the same for both UK and international applicants.

There is a lot to consider and you are welcome to visit as the College as many times as you wish but to get the most out of the process we recommend that you follow this route:

Stage 1 - Join us for an introductory  thursday afternoon tour

Prospective parents are welcome to join us for a Thursday Afternoon Tour to see the College on a typical school day.

Parents should contact the Admissions Team to book a visit.

Stage 2 - registration and application (15 october deadline - year 11)

If you decide to proceed with an application after your initial tour, you will need to complete our Provisional Entry Form, Sixth Form Application and Reference Request Form and return these to our Admissions office.

Prior to the Assessment Day, we will request a detailed reference from your current school.

scholarships and bursaries

Please let us know if you would like to enter your child for a particular scholarship or apply for a bursary.

  • Scholarship and Bursary application deadline is 31 October in Year 11

Scholarship candidates are invited to return to the College for the relevant assessments in the week following the Assessment Day.

stage 3 - sixth form assessment day

The Assessment Day takes place on the second Saturday in November and comprises the following:

  • English and Mathematics papers
  • An Academic interview
  • A Pastoral interview with a Housemaster or Housemistress

stage 4 - offer of a place

Following Stage 3, we will consider whether to make an offer. This is done in consultation with the Admissions interviewers, the relevant Housemaster(s) or Housemistress(es), and takes into consideration the reference from your current school.

Bradfield College is in the fortunate position of receiving many more Sixth Form applications each year than we have places available. Accordingly, admissions decisions take into account a variety of factors. Whilst we are confident that prospective pupils will thrive academically at Bradfield, we also consider what wider contribution prospective pupils will make to the Bradfield community. We are looking for young people who will flourish and develop individually, but we are also looking for those whose presence in the College will have a positive impact on the experience of others at Bradfield.

Please note that all our offers are conditional on attaining a minimum of six (I) GCSE passes at Grade B (6) or above, with a minimum of Grade C (5) in English Language and Mathematics. 

Prospective pupils to whom we make an offer will generally be offered a College place rather than in a specific House - any preference will be noted, and we will do our best, space allowing, to fulfil this request.

Optional appointment with the Headmaster

At any point in the whole admissions process parents and prospective pupils are most welcome to book an individual appointment with the Headmaster, Dr. Christopher Stevens. This is entirely optional and is not part of the formal admissions process.

If you have any queries about the admissions process please do not hesitate to contact one of our Admissions team on 0118 964 4516.