Joining Us

Sixth Form Admissions

We welcome applications from Year 11 students at Ripley St Thomas and from students studying in other schools. Students commute from areas including Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth, Garstang, Preston, Pilling, Fleetwood and Blackpool. Details of travel links, including bus services, are available to view on the Travel pages. Limited car parking facilities are available for those who wish to drive to Sixth Form.

Entry Requirements

We require 5 grade 4s at GCSE including GCSE English Language and/or Mathematics. In addition, individual subjects have their own entry requirements.  Details of individual subject requirements can be found on the Course Information Sheets,.

Sixth Form Courses

At Ripley St Thomas we offer 22 A Level courses and 2 BTEC courses. Students take three subjects.  In addition we offer Core Mathematics in Year 12 and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in Year 13.  Click here for Sixth Form Prospectus.


When to Apply

Our admissions process begins in January, launched at our Open Evening.    Timetable option blocks will also be released at the evening.  Prospective students can download an application form and submit by post. 

Key Dates

 Open Evening 
 Thursday 31 January 2019 (5.00pm to 8.30pm)
 Applications Open 
 Thursday 31 January 2019 (5.00pm)
 Induction Days Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 June 2019
 GCSE Results Day  Thursday 22 August 2019 
 Enrolment Day  Friday 23 August 2019