How to apply for Sixth Form at Rye St Antony

Sixth Form is one of the most exciting stages of school life – a time to specialise in areas of interest and prepare for life in the outside world. Choosing where to study at A-Level is a very important decision to make and we will work with families closely and give as much advice and help as we can. We welcome all candidates to join our vibrant and happy Sixth Form community. 

We believe Sixth Form at Rye provides the ideal transition period before University or the beginning of a career.

To join our Sixth Form, we invite girls to come for an interview with Sixth Form subject teachers, and our  Head, Joanne Croft.

Applicants to Sixth Form are expected to achieve grade 5 or above in a minimum of five GCSE (or equivalent) subjects, with grade 6/7 or above in any subject to be continued at A-Level.

Conditional places are offered on the evidence of the interview, plus reports and references from the applicants’ current school.

A day visit to Sixth Form is optional as is an overnight stay for prospective boarders: we highly recommend that you come along and experience as much as you can. This is the best way to find out what life is like at Rye in the Sixth Form.

International applicants to the Sixth Form will be required to take entrance examinations either at their current school, recognised agency, or other approved establishment. A good level of English is required to access the A-Level programme. We would expect candidates to have passed the Cambridge First Certificate or have IELTS 5 or 6.

If visits to the school are not possible, Skype interviews will be arranged with the applicant and conducted by senior members of staff.

A formal offer of a place is made once all entrance procedures are completed. Parents are asked to confirm their acceptance in writing, enclosing a registration fee of £150 and an acceptance deposit of £500 for a day pupil or £1,000 for a boarding pupil (£2,500 for an overseas boarder) to secure the Sixth Form place.

To find out more about Sixth Form admissions please contact our Registrar, Fern Williams on 01865 762802 or email her at

In Sixth Form, we were encouraged to be curious, independent women. Now I am at University, I realise that is exactly what Rye has made me.

Sixth Form leaver

I barely spoke any English when I first came to Rye, but quickly I learnt, and now I feel confident in my speaking ability.

Year 13 student from Korea

We encourage early Registration for a school place and before any taster/assessment days take place.

Whole School Open Week

Monday 28 September – Friday 2 October

This year we are doing things slightly differently to comply with current Covid-19 guidelines.

We warmly invite you to experience Rye St Antony during a personal virtual meeting at a time that suits you. Meet staff and pupils, have a look around with our virtual tour and see what makes Rye so special.

We are incredibly proud of the Virtual Learning Experience we have offered our pupils during lockdown – you can read about it here