Sixth Form Admissions Policy

Aquinas College is the partner sixth form college to

  • Harrytown Catholic High School
  • St. Anne’s RC School
  • St. James’ Catholic High School in Stockport
  • St. Thomas More School in Buxton

Students attending these schools have priority of admission.

Priority will also be given to Looked after children in the care of a Local Authority or children that were looked after by the Local Authority and immediately after that became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order.

Applications are also welcome from Catholic students not currently attending one of the partner schools, as well as from non-Catholic students who wish to continue their education in a Christian environment.
The Governors are committed to maintaining the College’s open access admissions policy. Applications will therefore be considered in the following order of priority.

Category 1A
Catholic applicants from the college’s Catholic partner schools
Children in public care (looked after children) or previously looked after.

 

Category 1B
Catholic applicants from other schools

Category 1C
Non-Catholic applicants from Catholic schools

Category 1D
Brothers and sisters of present or former students of the college and children of current staff and governors of the college

Category 2
Other applicants

Courses followed by students depend on what has already been achieved at GCSE and on the student’s future plans. Each case is considered individually. The study of some advanced courses may require a particular level of achievement at GCSE.

When considering any application we take into account several key factors:

  • Commitment to study at Aquinas
  • Appreciation of and commitment to the college’s distinctive ethos
  • Wider interests and the contribution the applicant might make to the college community
  • A reference from school regarding application, attendance, conduct and punctuality
  • Whether the applicant currently attends a school located in Stockport
  • Since it is not possible to offer every student a place at Aquinas the quality of the application is important and all deadlines must be met.

The only necessary conditions for admissions are:

  • an ability to benefit from an available course of study
  • a commitment to work
  • a commitment to the college ethos and community
  • acceptance of the Student/College Agreement

If you have any questions about admissions, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected]. We are always happy to help.

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