Students entering Emanuel at 16+ join the sixth form – the final two years of a young person’s compulsory education in the UK. We aim to welcome approximately 30 bright and ambitious young people into our sixth form from other schools each year.

We are looking for students who show a genuine engagement with their learning and who will enjoy the high level of support we give students when applying to universities in the UK and abroad, as well as art schools, drama schools and music conservatoires.

From 2020 we will be offering Battersea Rise Trust Awards to particularly outstanding applicants at 16+. These are awards of a free place at Emanuel School for bright young people in need of financial support and represent part of our wider social mobility commitment in south west London. Click here to find out more about the Battersea Rise Trust.

There is no cap on registrations. The registration process opens from two years before the time of entry through to the October before the year of entry, irrespective of the number of registrations. We therefore encourage prospective parents and students to take their time to decide if they would like to make an application and have the opportunity to visit the school before registering.

Registration for September 2021 is now closed. We cannot accept late registrations and cannot consider any late requests. 

Registration for September 2022 will open in April 2021 and remain open until mid-October 2021 (exact dates TBC) there will be no limitation on the numbers of registrations accepted and therefore no rush to register immediately when registration opens.

Please note registrations cannot be transferred to different entry points.

In some circumstances, usually when household income is below £26,000, it is possible to waive the registration fee. Please get in touch with the admissions office if this applies to you before filling in the registration form- once paid we cannot refund.

We are aware that uncertainty about how the admissions process will be affected by the Covid-19 restrictions will be adding to the anxiety of pupils and parents this term.

Our aim is to make the process as fair, safe and welcoming as possible for all families. Although we want to offer a clear plan for the entrance process this year, we are aware that disruption to these plans could occur at any point and we will have to be as nimble as possible in such circumstances.

Our plan and intention is to run the 2021 entry process as follows:

Updated Key dates for sixth form entry in 2021

Updated Sixth Entry 2021 admissions process

The admissions process

Before registering for a sixth form place at Emanuel, you may wish to view our prospectus.

When you have decided to register for sixth form at Emanuel School, please complete the appropriate registration form linked below. Registration costs £145 per student.

Once registration is received, the admissions office will send confirmation of registration. This may take up to two weeks.

October, year before entry: students will be asked to submit their report from the end of Year 10. We will also request a reference from their current head of year (or equivalent) and their GCSE predictions from their current school.

Applicants should be expecting to achieve 6 or above as an average of their GCSE results, they will also be expected to to achieve the minimum requirements for each course as detailed in the A level options booklet.

November, year before entry: sixth form applicants will be invited to an assessment day. The assessment day consists of two 45 minute exams. A Zoom interview with a member of staff will be conducted in the two weeks following the assessment. The papers are as follows:

  • Maths: a non-calculator paper. Problem-solving skills and basic skills, including algebra, will be assessed.
  • English: this test comprises a number of questions in response to a literary passage.

November, year before entry: A few weeks after the assessment day, successful candidates will receive offer letters by post.

December, year before entry: Acceptance deadline for sixth form places.

Exam concessions

If you are seeking special exam arrangements of any kind (including extra time or the use of a computer), written request and supporting documentation such as an Educational Psychologist’s report must be received in advance of the assessment day. The deadline for these documents will be confirmed in due course.

Exam concession requests are reviewed in line with the requirements of the Joint Council for Qualifications and what is allowed for external exams. The headmaster’s decision on exam concession requests is final. The school will confirm in writing which, if any, special arrangements will be made for the candidate. Candidates must bring the letter of confirmation to the entrance exam.

If you have an Educational Psychologist’s report you must supply this information if you accept the offer of a place.

Primary Ambitions

Emanuel Lower Sixth students spend their Friday afternoons teaching pupils from local primary schools through the innovative Primary Ambitions programme.

Find out more about Primary Ambitions here, or watch the video below in which our students reflect on their experiences.

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