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Sixth form admissions information September 2023



The Duston School is a 4-19 mixed, all-through School. We have a separate admissions policies for the Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form. The Duston School welcomes prospective students of all abilities and operates an equal opportunity policy. The school prides itself on the advice and guidance it gives to its prospective students regarding the suitability of courses to meet their need and to help ensure success. All courses have their own specific entry criteria, as stated in our prospectus. All admissions are overseen by the Director of Sixth Form and the Principal. The admission number for September 2022 will be 200.


Entry Requirements

N.B. The following should be read in conjunction with the Sixth Form prospectus published annually .

Entry to Sixth Form is subject to achieving a minimum of 5 GCSE's (5 and above) in addition to meeting the individual subject requirements shown in our prospectus. Please see our course guide for more information on all the subjects we offer here at The Duston School Sixth Form.


Oversubscription Criteria

In the case of oversubscription, the priority for admission will be given in the following order to:

  1. Students already at The Duston School who wish to continue their education to Sixth Form will receive priority over external applicants.
  2. Following the allocation of places to students who have a statement of special educational needs which names the school as appropriate provision, when there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:
  • Children in public care (looked after children)
  •  Students who will have an older brother or sister continuing at The Duston School at the time of admission of the younger child.
  • Students who live closer to The Duston School than any other school.
  • Other students.


Other Information

Distance Tiebreaker – If the admission number is exceeded within criterion, priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. All students are expected to live with their parents or guardians for the duration of their course unless, in exceptional circumstances, an alternative is agreed as acceptable to the school.



If you are not offered a place at our school then you have the right to appeal to an independent panel.


Please find our Sixth Form admissions policy below for more information.