Post 16 Provision - Kelmscott Sixth Form

How to Apply

Visit us

Come along to one of our open evenings to find out about Kelmscott's Post 16 Provision and have your questions answered.

Fill in the application form below and return it to the school for the attention of Post 16 Provision.


Kelmscott offers a bespoke Post-16 provision.  The focus is on personalised learning, developing and learning wider skills necessary for the workplace and further study, and qualifications that reflect students' needs for an independent identity.


This provision is aimed at students who arrive in the country at Key Stage 3, or Year 10 or 11, or SEN students who would like to spend an extra year in school before moving on to college.

Our mission is to help every student achieve more than possible, whether the next step is education or entering the world of work. Our Post 16 curriculum is in tune with the needs of the employment market and aims to prepare our Sixth form for a changing society.  We expect all students to move on to college or work at the end of their time in the Sixth form.

Your Post 16 options are among the most important decisions you will ever have to make; decisions shape your future, effecting where and what you study at university, and the fulfilment of your career aspirations.  At Kelmscott, you will benefit from small classes and dedicated subject staff, which will enable you to maximise your academic potential - but Kelmscott also recognises your need to become more independent and to take responsibility.

The Post 16 team will be there for advice and guidance in all matters, and especially in preparing you for the challenges ahead. You will be treated as adults, being listened to and forming part of the decision-making process on student issues at school.

Post 16 provision at Kelmscott offers a broad choice of subjects and levels of study, from Level 1 to Level 2 and BTECs to GCSEs. Since its inception in 2012, we have expanded, with:

  • Student numbers increasing

  • More subjects offered

  • Improved facilities designated solely to senior students

  • Successful partnership with Forest Pathway College and other local institutions


Our staff are fully committed to bringing out the best in everyone, enabling students to achieve academic success so they can reach the crucial common goal -progression, whether that is moving to higher-level study, gaining a place at university, or progressing to employment or pastoral care and enrichment activities.

We look forward to your application

Mr Anthony Lines

Head of Post 16 Provision

What do we offer?

  • Small class sizes

  • One-to-one academic mentoring  and advice on further education and careers

  • Enrichment activities and trips

  • A dedicated study area for Post 16 students

  • Work experience

  • Sporting activities

  • Learning Resource Centre

  • Prayer Room

Independent Learning

Starting in Year 12, the emphasis will very much be upon treating you, the students, as young adults.  You will therefore be more responsible for your own progress than in years 7 - 11. As a result, students are expected to act more maturely and have more time to work independently while being supported by the safe school environment that Kelmscott School offers.

Student Support

All students starting at Kelmscott's Post 16 Provision will be eligible to apply for the 16-19 Bursary Fund.  The bursary is a fund that helps students financially and is made up of two parts.

Vulnerable learners are guaranteed to receive a minimum of £1200 during the academic year.

These learners are identified as:

  • Young people in care/care leavers

  • Young people in receipt of income support

  • Young people in receipt of both Disability Living Allowance and Employment Support Allowance


The Discretionary Bursary will be distributed to students who face genuine financial hardship and will be allocated according to the student's needs. To apply for a bursary, you will need to complete an application form available from the KS5 office.

Kelmscott School is part of the NUS Extra scheme, where students can enjoy discounts from a range of retailers and other services.