The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Sixth Form Entry (External Candidates)

     King’s has a large and successful Sixth Form of about 270 boys, including approximately 20% who are new to King’s in Year 12.   We warmly welcome applicants for Sixth Form places from boys who will achieve good GCSEs.  The school has an established track record of ensuring that students joining the Sixth Form make a smooth transition both to A Level study and a new Post 16 environment.  All boys experience a thorough induction programme before the start of Year 12 to facilitate the transition into the King’s Sixth Form.

    Induction Week 2019 Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July 2019 inclusive

    Please do read the information about the Sixth Form available on this website.  Information on Post 16 options will be published on this page shortly.  An application form is available at the bottom of this page.  Completed application forms should be sent to Louise Wood (Admissions) as early as possible,  but no later than Friday 29th March 2019. 

    If you would like to gain a better sense of the school’s characteristics you are encouraged to attend our Sixth Form Evening on Thursday 15th November 2018 5.30 – 8.30pm, please contact Mrs Julie Parker on 01476 563180 (email to confirm your attendance.

    You are also welcome to attend the Year 5 Open Evening on Monday 24th  June 2019.  At these events you will have an opportunity to meet the Head of Sixth Form, Teaching Staff and Students to discuss the Post 16 experience.  We are also happy to arrange individual visits for prospective students if they are unable to attend the scheduled events.  Please contact Mrs Parker for an appointment. 

    Sixth Form Entry Requirements

    The school’s Published Admissions Number (PAN) is 30. This is the maximum number of places which will be available in Year 12 for candidates who have attended schools other than The King’s School in Year 11. The criteria for admission to the Sixth Form will be:

    “Please note that the admissions criteria is currently being updated


    If there are more applicants than available places, the following oversubscription criteria will apply in the order shown below (these criteria will also apply where there are more applicants than places available in a particular A Level subject):


    a) Priority will be given to looked after children and all previously looked after children (*1)

    b) GCSE grade in that subject (where applicable);

    c) Overall GCSE score (in terms of average points per subject entry based on the best 8 results – see below).


    The points system is as follows:

    Grade 9 = 9 points, Grade 8 = 8 points , Grade 7 = 7 points, Grade 6 = 6 points , Grade 5 = 5 points, Grade 4 = 4 points, Grade 3 = 3 points, Grade 2 = 2 points, Grade 1 = 2 point.



    Places will be allocated on the basis of overall GCSE performance. This is based on a points system for the student's 8 best GCSE grades including English, Mathematics, subject to the following:


    a) An applicant must meet the standards outlined in the criteria for admission (above);

    b) In accordance with legislation the allocation of places for children with the following will take place first; Statement of Special Educational Needs (Education Act 1996) or Education, Health and Care Plan (Children and Families Act 2014). Remaining places will be allocated in accordance with this policy.

    c) Distance from home to school (*2) – This is based on straight line distance as calculated electronically to three figures after the decimal point (eg 1.543 miles) by Lincolnshire County Council school admissions team from the Post Office Address Point of the home to the Post Office Address Point of the school.

    If there are more applicants than places available in a particular AS Level subject, places in that subject will be allocated according to the following criteria in the order shown:

    1. GCSE grade in that subject (where applicable);
    2. Overall GCSE score (in terms of average points per subject entry).


    1. Year 11 Guide to Sixth Form Courses 2017-19
    2. Sixth Form Admission Registration Form Entry 2019 (external students)
    3. External Sixth Form Application Form 2019-21