Students entering Emanuel at 16+ join the Sixth Form – the final two years of a young person’s compulsory education in the UK. We 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.

We offer 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.

Registration for September 2022 is closed.

Registration for September 2023 will open in late May 2022.


Key dates for Sixth Form 2023 entry

Early September 2022: Scholarship and bursary forms become available to download from the school website on this page. Please do not submit a scholarship or bursary application before registering the candidate.

October 2022 (exact date to be confirmed): 

  • Deadline for acceptance of registrations.
  • Deadline for receipt of a copy of the applicant’s end of Year 10 school report. Please note this is not sent by the current school – it must be sent by the parents and can be posted as soon as it is received. Please do not scan and email as a hard copy is required.
  • Deadline for receipt of educational psychologist reports (if applicable), which are required to assess if a candidate qualifies for extra time or the use of a computer in the entrance exams.
  • Deadline for receipt of scholarship and bursary applications. All sections of the application must be received by this date, including references.

Further information regarding dates for interviews, entrance exams, offers and the acceptance deadline will be released in due course.

Friendly tips for a smooth application process

Please ensure that the contact details we hold (especially email) are up to date. Please ring the admissions office to check if in doubt, otherwise there is a risk you will miss crucial information which is sent via email. The offers are sent by post; if you move address, please let us know or the letter will be sent to an old address.

When possible, please submit with good time before a deadline. There may be a delay in acknowledgement due to a last minute rush.

If you wish to withdraw a candidate, please email the admissions office and we can remove them from the list.

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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