The Perse School


A warm welcome awaits


One of the key entry points to The Perse is in the Lower Sixth. In this year group there are up to 40 places available for external candidates who will join pupils progressing from Year 11.

We encourage students to visit the School before applying. We hold a dedicated sixth form open evening in November and afternoon tours most weeks during term term, so that students and their parents can get a feel for The Perse on a normal working day.

To apply for Sixth Form entry, applicants must complete and submit a registration form before the registration deadline (normally in mid November of Year 11). If you require Tier 4 sponsorship please see here. We will seek a confidential reference from the student’s current school, and invite them into The Perse for their entrance examination and interview.

We have a small number of academic, music, sport, art, drama and general scholarships available in the Sixth Form to students of exceptional merit. These financial awards are normally worth 5% of the annual school fees.

We offer means-tested financial assistance with fees to those families who could not otherwise afford a Perse education. The level of assistance varies in value from 5% to 100% of annual fees, and is dependent on the financial circumstances of the parents.

Early November

Sixth Form Opening Evening is a great opportunity to meet sixth form staff, discuss subject choices and get a feel for life as a sixth former at The Perse.

Mid November

The deadline for applying for a place falls in mid November in the year prior to entry. We will ask you to submit your son or daughter's recent school reports and seek a reference from his or her current school.

End November/ beginning December

Entrance Test Day and scholarship assessments normally fall at the end of November or beginning of December. Applicants will sit papers of a reasoning/ thinking skills style and have an interview with a member of the teaching staff.


Offers are usually made before Christmas, and you will be asked to accept a place during January (subject to GCSE results in August).


After GCSE exams, there will be the opportunity to come in for an afternoon and meet some staff and students to see what a sixth form day at The Perse is like.


Students contact us with their GCSE results so that we can confirm their place.


An induction day just before term starts helps students sort out a few practicalities.

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