Entry at 16+

    Students are encouraged to attend one of two Sixth Form Open Evenings in the autumn term prior to entry.

    In general, external applicants are required to achieve at least five GCSE passes at grade B (or equivalent) or above (as required by individual subjects) for entry into our A level courses.  The specific GCSE requirements for entry are listed by subject here.

    The Application

    Applicants are asked to complete the registration and subject choice form and to send these in with a copy of the last full school report, predicted GCSE results, GCSE mock results and any other relevant reports.  Students are invited to submit a letter outlining their reason for applying to The King Alfred School.  We will contact the current school for a reference.

    The Interviews

    Successful applicants are invited to attend for half a day, involving interviews with Heads of Departments, written assessments and meeting with students of the school.  Parents are invited to meet with senior staff, after the interview day. Places are offered on the basis of the interview day, following the order in which we receive applications.


    A small number of Bursaries are available.  For more information please contact the Bursary Manager on 020 8457 5209


    How to apply for a place in Year 12

    Applications for September 2020  


    Timings for entry in September 2020 (Applications from September 2019)

    Open Evenings:     

    Monday 7 October 2019, 5pm - 7pm

    Monday 11 November 2019, 5pm - 7pm

    Interviews (1st group):

    • Application deadline:      Tues 12 November 2019
    • Interview Day:                 Tues 19 November 2019
    • Offers sent by:                Thurs 12 December 2019
    • Acceptance by:               Mon 13 January 2020

    Interviews (2nd group): 

    • Application deadline:       Wed 8 January 2020
    • Interview Day:                  Tues 14 January 2020
    • Offers sent by:                  Fri 31 January 2020
    • Acceptance by:                 Mon 17 February 2020

     Popular subjects may be oversubscribed so students are encouraged to apply early