"An outstanding Girls' Grammar School with a Mixed Sixth Form"
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Emily Smith - Head Girl 2018-19

As my first term of Year 13 comes to an end, it seems a little surreal for me to write this entry as Head Student of the school. Joining in 2012 as a timid 11 year old, I would never have dreamt that I would be where I am today; if someone had acted as an oracle back then and predicted what I am doing now I think I'd probably have run a mile in the opposite direction, and yet, with the support of my peers, staff and the school body as a whole, I have grown into the position that I now hold. My six years at the High School have gone by in what seems like the blink of an eye, this past year has flown quicker than the rest; as Mrs Anderson is keen to remind us all, the years do get quicker as you get older, a concept I  hadn't really believed in until around five months ago, sitting in her office, being told that I was now the Head Student of the school which has functioned as a second home for me and so many others over the past six years. Time really does fly.

The two years a student will spend as a 'Sixth Former' at the High School are two of the most formative of their lives; it is a period of great change, in which our students are granted growing independence, both in their studies and school life as a whole. Although great emphasis is put on academic excellence at the High, it is what the school offers in terms of character development that makes it a truly unique place. Extra curricular opportunities are vast; positions as a prefect, peer mentor, DofE and international expeditions as well as subject trips all over the world form our students into well rounded individuals who are well integrated into the school community as a whole.

As I embark on my seventh and final year at Spalding High School, I find myself reflecting on the years I have spent here. I really am indebted to this school; the opportunities I have been offered, above all in the Sixth Form, have been second to none; the support I have received both in terms of academia and well-being has been excellent. I have made lifelong friendships and truly unforgettable memories, whilst gathering the skills I need to progress next year.  As my time here draws to a close, I think I'm beginning to see Spalding High School for how valuable it really is, and I cannot help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for my seven years here. And what amazing years they have been. I really cannot recommend Spalding High School Sixth Form enough. 



Having only joined the High at sixth form, I was instantly made to feel welcome.  I’ve made amazing friends, and the support you receive from staff is second to none’.

‘I’ve got so much independence at the High School, but the staff are always there to give guidance and advice.’

‘As a new student, the friendly and welcoming atmosphere has made the transition so much easier.’

‘The staff are really supportive and helpful; you can talk to them about anything.’

‘The opportunity to become part of a committee has helped me to develop many skills including teamwork and organisation.’

‘The opportunity to get involved in extra curricular activities such as Duke of Edinburgh gold, Young Enterprise and World Challenge has been invaluable.’

‘I would recommend Spalding High 6th form to anyone – these past two years have been so fulfilling.’


Sixth form prospectus 2018-2019

Please click here to download a pdf copy of the prospectus for 2019 entry.  Entry requirements are included in the prospectus, but are reprinted here for your convenience.

All students, both internal and external, must apply for a place in the Sixth Form at Spalding High School. For the forthcoming cohort, ALL applications must be received by the deadline of WEDNESDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2019.

Spalding High School admits both girls from Spalding High School, and girls and boys from other schools into the sixth form.

Students must fulfil the following requirements:-

  1. Achieve at least a Grade 4 in Mathematics and either English Language or English Literature in addition to 4 further GCSEs at Grade 9-4.

  2. Achieve at least a GCSE Grade 6 in the THREE subjects they wish to study at A level.  For exceptions to this please see the sixth form prospectus.

  3. In the case of new subjects (not studied at GCSE) students will need to achieve at least a GCSE Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature.

Subjects that can be studied on achievement of the entry requirements listed above:

Business, Classical Civilisation, Criminology, Drama & Theatre Studies, DT: Product Design, DT: Fashion & Textiles, English Language, Level 3 Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition, Geography, History, BTEC Extended Certificate in Information Technology, Law, Religious Studies, Sociology

German, Latin and Spanish can only be chosen if studied previously.

As a community school, we follow the LEA'S policy on oversubscription.

Oversubscription Criteria

In accordance with the 1996 Education Act the allocation of school places for children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan will take place first.  Remaining places will be allocated in accordance with the policy.

The oversubscription criteria are listed in the order we apply them.  Words marked with a number, for example 1, 2 and 3 are explainded separately in the definition and notes section of our Whole School Admissions Policy available on the School  website.  This policy also has information on appeals, fraudulent or misleading applications, children of UK service personnel and admission of children outside their normal age group.

If there are more applicants than places available then applicants will be offered places in the following order:

*  The child is in the care of the local authority or had previously been in care (1).

*  The grade achieved in the relevant subject or subjects, or for those subjects not available at GCSE, a relevant subject specified in the School's sixth form brochure.  The applicant with the higher grade will have priority.

*  The average points score achieved across all GCSE subjects taken by the applicant.  The applicant with the higher score will have priority.

*  Driving distance (2) from home to school, with the applicant living nearer to the school having priority.  This would be the tie-breaker if necessary; in the event of a tie on distance the school can offer extra place(s).

The Headmistress will consider all applications carefully and reserves the right to apply professional judgement to individual cases where students may fall short of a subject specific entry requirement.

If you are interested in applying for admission to Spalding High School Sixth form starting in September 2019, please contact Mrs H French (Timetable Coordinator) email hazel.french@spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk or Mrs J Knight (School Administrator): email jayne.knight@spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk.


Application forms for students

Application Form Word format ( Please save the form, complete and email to Mrs French)

Application Form .pdf format  (Please print, complete and post to school)

16-19 Bursary

Some students may eligible for additional funding to support them with their studies. Please click here for further information.