It has never been a more exciting time to join the Sixth Form at OHS. Our Sixth Form Programme offers a completely innovative approach to learning and preparation for life beyond school whilst ensuring the academic rigour that Oxford High is renowned for.

Entry for Current OHS Pupils

It is anticipated that current Year 11 pupils in Oxford High School will transfer automatically to the Sixth Form. On the rare occasion that it is deemed a pupil will not flourish in the Sixth Form at Oxford High School, discussions will be held with her parents as soon as possible to offer advice about future options and aspirations.

Entry to Sixth Form (16+) in September 2023

Entry Requirements

External applications are warmly invited for Sixth Form (Year 12) entry. Our minimum entry requirements are at least 5 A*/A grades, or grade 7 or above, at GCSE, including an A*/A grade, or grade 7 or above, in the subjects you want to study at A Level, if applicable. In addition, external candidates are required to achieve at least a grade B, or grade 6 or above, in English Language and Mathematics. We do not accept applications for Year 13 entry.

Step 1: Visit Us

Our Open Events provide an opportunity for you to meet our Headmistress Mrs Marina Gardiner Legge and our dedicated staff and current pupils whether virtually or in person.

Visit our Admissions events page to register for an upcoming event.

Step 2: Apply

We recommend applying as early as possible in the year preceding entry using our online application form. All applications for entry to the Sixth Form should be submitted by Sunday 13 November 2022. Please check our Key Admissions Dates.

Overseas candidates should refer to the Key Admissions Dates for Overseas Applicants.

You will be asked to upload a current passport photo. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £100 (£150 for overseas applicants). If you are in receipt of income support then we are able to waive this fee, providing proof of income support is sent through. Please contact our Senior School Registrar (admissions@oxf.gdst.net or 01865 478678) for further information.

Bursary Application

To apply for a bursary, you must tick the box on the initial registration form or let the Admissions team know in writing. Bursaries can only be awarded to candidates applying in the main application round; those who apply after the deadline in the autumn preceding the year of entry regrettably will not be eligible for a bursary. Applications for bursaries cannot be made to the Trust once offers have been made. If you have ticked the bursary box on the application form (or let one of the Admissions team know in writing), and you have applied before the deadline for the main entry rounds (see Key Admission Dates), you will be contacted once the Trust’s online bursary application portal is open in October. You will be provided with the log-in details required for you to complete the bursary application by the bursary application deadline, Sunday 20 November 2022.

All bursary applications are assessed independently by the Fees Office of the GDST and applications are means-tested, taking into account parental income and assets. In addition to satisfying the means-tested criteria, recipients of bursary awards must also score highly in our admissions assessments. GDST bursaries range from 30% to 100% of school fees; however, the amount of any bursary depends on individual circumstances, local demand and the funding available. Sometimes awards of a lesser value may be offered. Please visit our Bursaries page for details of this year’s bursary assessment criteria.

Step 3: Sixth Form Taster Day

The Sixth Form Taster Day for entry in September 2023 will take place between Monday 21 November to Friday 2 December 2022. Registered applicants will be invited to attend our Sixth Form lessons, sit the entrance exams, and take part in two interviews with the Deputy Head and Director of Sixth Form.

Entrance Exams

The Sixth Form examination includes a short written task on global topics (30 mins) and an online Cognitive Abilities Test (60 – 90 mins). Applicants will also be asked to submit a portfolio if she wants to study an Art-related subject.


We invite every applicant to take part in two interviews with the Deputy Head and the Director of Sixth Form.

Reference from Current School

We will contact a candidate’s current school for a reference. We are very mindful of the disruption many pupils have experienced due to school closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and we will be asking the primary and prep schools to outline the educational provision available during the lockdown. We would like to reassure parents that we will be carefully considering how this has impacted each individual candidate to ensure that they will not be disadvantaged by the different levels of provision that different schools provided.

Step 4: Offers and Acceptance

Parents will be informed of the outcome of their daughter’s application on Wednesday 14 December 2022. Bursary awards will also be communicated to parents at this point.

Acceptance of Offers

The deadline for accepting a conditional or unconditional place offer is Tuesday 31 January 2023. On the acceptance of a place, a deposit of £1,000 is payable, which the school retains until the end of the pupil’s final term in the school and which is refunded within 12 weeks of her leaving, less any sums owing to the Girls’ Day School Trust or the school at that time. The deposit is forfeited if the pupil does not take up the accepted place.

Step 5: Scholarship Application

Academic Scholarships

Candidates in receipt of an offer for Sixth Form entry will automatically be considered for an Academic Scholarship, following acceptance of their place. All Sixth Form academic scholarships and exhibitions are awarded based on GCSE results and will be communicated to students shortly after the start of the academic year in September 2023.  Academic Scholars are required to make a full contribution to the academic life of the school and to participate fully in OWLS (Oxford and Wimbledon Leading Scholars).

Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarships

Candidates in receipt of an offer for Sixth Form entry also have the opportunity to apply for an Art, Drama, Music or Sport Scholarship (candidates can apply for up to 2 categories). We also offer Exhibitions in these categories. These Scholarships are held for the duration of the time that your daughter is at Oxford High School, subject to satisfactory progress and behaviour.

The Scholarship application deadline is Friday 6 January 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in early February 2023 and the outcome will be communicated to you on 24 February 2023. Please visit our Scholarships page for more information.


If you have further questions about the admissions process, please check out our FAQs page or contact us at admissions@oxf.gdst.net or 01865 478678.


Considering OHS?

Please review the key admission dates and deadlines, to ensure you don’t miss out on applying for a place. If you have further questions, contact our friendly Admissions team who are happy to help.

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