Lower Sixth (16+)

Key Dates

Wednesday 31 January 2025 Closing date for Sixth Form registration.
Wednesday 31 January 2025 Closing date for Bursary applications.
Wednesday 31 January 2025 Closing date for Art, Drama, Sport and STEAM Scholarship applications
April 2025 16+ conditional offer letters emailed.

Visit us

Most families begin their educational journey with us by attending our Sixth Form open evening in November when your child is in Year 10 or Year 11.  

Whether students are passionate about pursuing a career in sciences, humanities or arts, our Sixth Form open evening is a chance to discover how John Lyon supports students in reaching their full potential at A-Level and beyond in university applications and careers pathways.

If you would like to visit us, please email [email protected].


Registration is the next step to be considered for a place at John Lyon. 

A registration fee is payment towards the administration of your child’s application and their entrance examinations. This fee is non-refundable. When completing your online registration form, you will be asked to upload a copy of your child’s passport and their latest School report and predicted GCSE grades. It is also helpful for us if you can inform us of the three subjects your child wishes to take for A-Level. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Sixth Form co-ed or boys only?
The entry to Sixth Form will be fully coeducational from September 2025.

Can I apply for both Bursary and Scholarship?
Yes, you can apply for both at the time of registering your child.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
Yes, please see scholarship application forms for criteria.

When will 16+ entrance examinations take place?
Interview for 16+ entry and held at the beginning of March. Currently, we do not ask the 16+ applicants to sit a formal written assessment.

What is your selection criteria?
16+ selection is based upon performance in their interview, school report and school reference.

When will I hear about results or offers?
We will email the conditional offer to you in the last week of April in the year joining entry.

What is a conditional offer?
The Sixth Form conditional offer is an offer of a place in our Sixth Form on the basis that your child meets the 16+ entry requirement after receiving confirmation of their actual GCSE grades in August.

Is lunch included in the school fee?
Yes, unlike most Schools in the area, we don’t charge extra for lunch.

If my child is unsuccessful in their scholarship assessment, will there be another opportunities for them to apply?
Yes, once they become a pupil, teachers can recommend there for scholarship.

Do you offer a Coach Service?
We offer a comprehensive coach service, which is heavily subsidised by the School and takes pressure off families at drop-off and pick-ups. We encourage use of our coaches for not only your convenience and ease, but also for our collective sustainability efforts. To read more, please click here.