How to apply for Sixth Form at Rye St Antony

We welcome all candidates to join our vibrant and happy Sixth Form community.  Sixth Form is one of the most exciting stages of your school life – a time to specialise and prepare for life in the outside world.

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

Choosing where to study at A Level is a very important decision to make and we will work with you closely and give as much advice and help as we can.

To join our Sixth Form, we invite you to come for an interview with Sixth Form subject teachers, our Head of Sixth Form, Sean Willis, and our Acting Head, Joanne Croft. For those taking the option to board at Sixth Form, we also arrange an interview with our Head of Boarding, Helen Tomlinson.

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. Applicants are invited to come for interview with Sixth Form subject teachers, the Head of Sixth Form and the Head.

Conditional places are offered on the evidence of the interview and the reports and reference from the current school.

A day visit for 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, something at the time we did not believe we were. Now I am at University, I realise that is exactly what I am.

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.

Rye St Antony, Oxford – Bringing Our School to your Home

We are pleased to be able to offer bespoke virtual tours and meetings to interested families at this time.

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