The Perse School

How to Apply

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If your son or daughter would like to apply for a place in the Lower Sixth, please complete the registration form, including the student’s personal statement and subject choices, and return it to the Admissions Office, along with the relevant registration fee.

The application deadline for entry into the Lower Sixth in 2019 has closed. For further enquiries please contact our admissions team at


For more information on the scholarships we offer, and application forms for them, please visit our scholarships section.

If you require Tier 4 sponsorship please see here.

Download a copy of the Sixth Form registration form, and if you are applying with a Tier 4 visa, download a copy of the Tier 4 Sixth Form Registration form.

Assessment – Entrance Test Day

All applicants will be invited to attend the Sixth Form Entrance Test Day at The Perse on Saturday 24 November 2018 for entry in September 2019.  Timings will be between 8.45am and 1pm approximately.

All applicants will sit papers of a reasoning/ thinking skills style and have an interview with a member of the teaching staff. A sample set of questions and expected responses are available.

Each applicant also needs to submit their last two end of year reports and we will seek a reference from their current school. If you do not currently take IGCSE or GCSE courses you may be asked to stay for part of the afternoon in order to sit some further subject specific tests. These arrangements will affect only a small number of applicants and specific details will be issued if this is required.

Please note that we do not test overseas. All applicants are expected to attend our test day in person at The School.

Our standard offer is based on a minimum of 62 points at I/GCSE. At least a grade 7/A but ideally a grade 8/A* should be achieved at I/GCSE in each chosen Sixth Form subject. A grade 8/A* is required,  in I/GCSE Maths for Further Maths study.

The majority of offers will be conditional on GCSE results. Our standard offer is on the basis of a minimum of 62 points at GCSE. Points are awarded for the nine best results using the conversion table below.


Points Letter Grading Reformed 9-1 grading
8 A* 8
7 A 7
6 B 6
5 C 5 or 4

No points are awarded for results below a C or a 4.

All applicants will automatically be considered for Academic and General Scholarships and can apply for a maximum of two scholarships from Art, Drama, Music and Sport, each of which has their own assessment.

Scholarship application forms (for Art, Drama, Music and Sport) should be submitted along with the main registration form. See the scholarships section for more detail.

For entry in 2019, the majority of interviews and entrance tests will take place on Saturday 24 November 2018.

  • Sport Scholarship assessments will take place on Thursday 22 November 2018.
  • Music Scholarship assessments and recitals will take place on Thursday 22 November and Friday 23 November 2018.
  • Art Scholarship assessments will take place on Saturday 24 November 2018.
  • Drama Scholarship assessments and recitals will take place on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 November 2018.


The Sports Scholarship assessment and Music and Drama assessments and recitals will be during school hours, so permission for absence may need to be requested.

Pupils with Special Educational Needs should discuss their application with us prior to their interview and/or assessment.  Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.


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