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You can apply online today. The easiest and most convenient way is submit your application. Simply click here.

Alternatively, you can pick up an application form from Reception at Blackpool Sixth, fill it in and post it back to the address supplied on the form.

We advise that you get your application as soon as possible for the following reasons:

  • Opportunity to sign up to forthcoming events
  • Have an early interview
  • Receive updates on what is happening at Blackpool Sixth
  • Get advice and guidance on careers and subject choices
  • Gives you ‘peace of mind’
  • Applications are coming in fast, so don’t miss out! Apply now!

Please note our initial deadline for applications is 31st March 2017. Please do get your application in well before this date. This will help ensure that we can arrange an interview for you before your GCSE exams begin. If you apply after the initial deadline, we may need to put you on a waiting list. Please contact the Admissions Team or email enquiries@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk if you need any advice before filling in the form.

If you require information about support for applicants with additional needs e.g. visual impairment, please click here or contact Additional Learning Support on learnalert@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk.

To view our entry requirements to study at Blackpool Sixth, please click here.

Interviews

We interview all potential Blackpool Sixth applicants during Year 11. You will receive details of your interview shortly after you return your application form. The interview might take place at your school or at Blackpool Sixth, depending on the school you are attending. Don’t worry, the interview is not a formal one; it simply gives you the chance to discuss your application and ask any questions you might have about the courses that interest you and about Blackpool Sixth in general. It also gives those students who come into sixth form the opportunity to see students and staff during a normal working day. This gives a good idea of the activities going on here and a feel for the atmosphere.

At interview we will ask to see a copy of your most recent school report (or another document which gives your predicted grades).

Key Dates

Please note that Blackpool Sixth does not authorise holidays in term-time. In accepting you place with us both you and your parent/guardian will be asked to sign to show you understand this commitment.

  • Early September – Applications open for Blackpool Sixth
  • Saturday 1st October – Open day (10:30am – 2:30pm)
  • Thursday 13th October and Wednesday 16th November – Open Evenings  (5:30pm – 8:00pm)
  • December 2016 – Interviews start
  • Wednesday 15th February – Open evening (5:30 – 7:30pm)
  • Throughout March – March taster sessions available each Wednesday
  • March 31st 2017 – Application deadline
  • May 31st 2017 – Interviews end
  • May – June 2017 – Good luck in your exams
  • 3rd July 2017 – New Student Day
  • 24th and 25th August 2017 – GCSE results and enrolment days