College Admissions

Sandbach High School and College is committed to developing as wide a range of courses and opportunities as practically possible, whilst avoiding undue replication of those courses already available locally and to liaising with other providers to encourage young people (girls and boys) throughout the local area to take up the opportunities on offer.  

We are a mixed college – male and female students are equally welcome.

The general guideline for the admission of students into the sixth form is that there is an appropriate course of study accessible to the student. Experience suggests that students embarking on A level courses or similar should have normally achieved at least 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications with a grade B desirable in some subjects. Minimum entry requirements are the same for internal and external applicants.  

There is no formal method of application or interview. Students are offered the opportunity to meet with a senior colleague or curriculum leader to discuss their options.  

It is not necessary for pupils already attending Sandbach High School to apply formally for places in Year 12 but they should have achieved the expected minimum entry requirements.  It is also recommended that they apply to enable access to appropriate information and guidance.

The School Admissions Code requires schools that set out to admit external candidates to its sixth form to have a published admission number. The admission number for Year 12 is 100 students. This admission number only refers to students joining the school for the first time and does not include students transferring from earlier year groups.  

Students refused a place in theCollege have a right of appeal, whether the student is already attending the school or is an external candidate. For details ofhow to appeal, please see appropriate sections in the School Admission Policy Years 7 – 11.