6th Form criteria
Students need to be:
Be motivated, keen to learn and take direction.
Want to become an independent adult who is keen to embrace opportunities.
Be able to access public transport independently, be working towards independent travel in year 11 or have a desire to be able to travel independently in the future.
Have at least *90% attendance for the last full academic year
(*certain exceptions may be made, for example medical/bereavement etc.)
We have 20 places a year available in our 6th Form at Castle Hill.
6th Form Open Evenings are held every year in October for Year 10 students and their parents. Information will be published on the website, and letters and texts sent home to parents of Year 10 parents and students inviting them to the event.
6th Form Application forms can be downloaded below and are also available from the school office.
An early application (ie. during Year 10) is encouraged.
These forms will be kept on file and used by school to generate placement offers.
If an application is not completed an offer of a 6th Form place will not be made.
Students need to meet our 6th Form criteria in order to be offered a place.
Offers are sent to parents in the October of Year 11.
Students not offered a place in October will be put on our waiting list and parents/carers informed should a place become available.
Change to application process due to COVID-19
Due to the restrictions on how we can operate at the moment, we intend to make 6th Form offers in December 2020, rather than October, for students starting in Year 12 in September 2021.
We are hoping to hold a Post-16 information session in school on Tuesday 10th November, from 3.00-4.00pm, at which Year 11 students and their parents will be able to learn more about our 6th Form.
Stockport Council 16-19 Bursary Fund
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is intended to help the most vulnerable 16-19 year olds in full-time education.
The fund is made up of two parts:
A vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200 a year to the most vulnerable 16-19 year olds if at least one of the following applies to the young person:
- They are in or recently left local authority care.
- They get Income Support or Universal Credit in their own right (not the parents/carers/guardians).
- Receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right (not the parents/carers/guardians) as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right (not the parents/carers/guardians).
Discretionary bursaries to support young people facing financial barriers to education to contribute to the costs of transport, meals, books and equipment.
More details and application form can be found below: