Our sixth form provides an exciting range of courses with outstanding results. Admission to the sixth form is managed by the school in accordance with the admissions Criteria of the London Borough of Hackney. Any queries regarding sixth form admissions should be directed to the school.

Our sixth form's capacity is 400. This is a combined figure for years 12 and 13. For each year group 140 places are reserved for SNS students, the remaining 60 for external applicants.

Admission to the Sixth Form

Students on roll at SNS are required to apply for a place in the sixth form as are students from other schools.

For full details of all our courses on offer, see the Sixth Form directory below and download the application form to apply.

Important dates

  • 18th November - Deadline for Stoke Newington students’ applications
  • Week beginning 28th November - Initial interviews for Stoke Newington students conducted by members of the Senior Leadership Team– provisional offers made.
  • 5th December - Sixth Form Open Morning - please call 02072419600 to book a place
  • 7th December - Sixth Form Open Morning - please call 02072419600 to book a place
  • 15th January - UCAS deadline
  • 6th February - Year 12 parents' evening
  • 10th February - Deadline for external students’ applications
  • Week beginning 13th March Initial Interviews for External students – provisional offers made
  • 4th July - Year 12 progress evening
  • 5th July Sixth Form Induction Day (compulsory)

Application process

Internal applicants

Internal applicants, ie students on roll, will receive an interview in the autumn term to discuss their predicted grades and possible courses. This will happen immediately after the Keystage 5 taster day in the autumn term. They will be asked to make choices of which courses they wish to study.

External applicants

External applicants may be invited to a meeting to discuss subject choices.

Minimum entry requirements

There are four main pathways:

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All those seeking admission to the Sixth Form must achieve the necessary grades for access onto the courses they have chosen. Students will also be expected to display evidence of motivation and commitment to post-16 study.
The minimum entry requirements for SNS Sixth Form and the subject-specific entry requirements can be found in the Sixth Form course directory above.

Oversubscription criteria

  1. Students who are in the care of a local authority (as defined by section 22 of the Children Act 1989) subject to meeting the specific entry criteria for their chosen programme of study.
  2. Students with EHC plans and applicants who are judged to have an exceptional social or medical need. There will have to be a clear link between the child’s exceptional need and the school. Parents/carers will need to submit a case supported by appropriate professional evidence from a doctor, social worker, or similar professional (evidence can include a letter or report showing active involvement from a CAMHS practitioner. A GP letter or CAMHS referral is not sufficient). This evidence will need to support the link between the need and the school.
  3. Internal year 11 students subject to meeting the specific entry criteria for their chosen programme of study (up to a limit of 134).
  4. Applicants having a sister or brother living at the same address and already attending the school at the time of admission. In cases where multiple siblings tie for the last place, then all will be offered a place, even if this exceeds the planned admission number.
  5. External applicants subject to meeting the specific entry criteria for their chosen programme of study where places are still available on that programme (up to a limit of 66)

In the event of oversubscription, places will be allocated to those applicants meeting the basic qualification who live closest to the school and for whom places on their chosen courses are available. Each applicant must select four courses of study at the time of the application; these cannot be changed before the application is determined.

Closeness to the school is measured in a straight line (‘as the crow flies’) from the centre of the pedestrian gate in the perimeter fence on Clissold Road and the permanent address at which the applicant normally resides at the time of the application. The school will carefully verify the permanent address of the applicant.

Once applicants have been ranked according to distance:

  1. Places will be allocated in order of closeness to the school.
  2. Once the places available for a particular course of study have been filled, any other applicant who has chosen that course will be not considered for admission, regardless of whether places are available on other courses that the applicant has chosen.

The number of students who have applied for each course will need to be taken into account. Extra students may sometimes be accommodated over the admission number if the chosen course is not full.

All decisions regarding admissions will initially be heard by the headteacher or taken by the governing body or an admissions committee set up by the governing body.

For more information, please email our sixth form administrator at sixthform@sns.hackney.sch.uk or by phone on 0207 241 9620.