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Welcome to our Sixth Form

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At The Petchey Academy Sixth Form our aim is to develop independent and accomplished learners, well prepared for success in whichever career pathway they decide to follow, and who contribute positively to the community of Dalston, Hackney and beyond.

Virtual Open Evening for students starting year 12 in September 2021 

Click here to sign up now

Like many schools, we can't invite you in for our usual open evening this year because of Covid related safety measures so everything will be done virtually this year. Click the link above to register your interest and we will be in touch with more details before the end of November.

We are committed to supporting our students to be fulfilled, happy and healthy, both in body and in mind.


Download our prospectus for 2020/21

Click here for our Sixth Form Course Guide 2020/21

Click here to access Y11-12 Bridging Work by subject

  • We offer a choice of 3 different academic pathways to enable you to select the best fit for you and your future career ambitions.
  • Sixth Form students have FREE access to our Sports Club and exercise classes.
  • We also have a friendly subsidised cafeteria serving great coffee, snacks, sandwiches, salads and a healthy lunch every day.
  • Daily seminar time with an Academic Tutor means that students are extremely well supported by staff that know them personally.

We welcome applications to our sixth form from external students - register for the virtual open event to find out more.

Current Y11 students will be invited to meet with members of the sixth form team on results day to confirm their next steps.

Admissions Criteria





3 A Level subjects

8 x 5+ grades including English and Maths, with grade 6 in the subjects you wish to study


Combine 2 A Levels + 1 BTEC (subsidiary) or 2 BTECs + 1 A Level

6 or more 9-5 grades including English and Maths


Extended Diploma BTEC (equivalent to 3 A Levels), including one day a week industry work experience

6 or more 9-5 grades including English and Maths

Admission appeals for Petchey Academy Sixth Form

In the event that your application to our Sixth Form is not successful, parents/carers of the applicant should complete the form below AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Before appealing you should carefully consider whether the problems you/your child will face, if they do not join our Sixth Form, would be greater than the problems caused for the school by an extra sixth form student.

You should also consider what evidence you can produce to convince the Appeal Panel to award a place even though they may find that the sixth form is full.

When considering whether to appeal, it is important that you are aware that although the law allows you the opportunity to appeal against the admission decision, it does not give you/your child the right to a place at a particular sixth form. There is no guarantee that your appeal will be successful. If you are appealing, you should make arrangements for an alternative sixth form place in case your appeal is unsuccessful. Accepting a place at another sixth form does not affect your right to appeal.

Click here to complete the Sixth Form Appeals Form

How the Appeals Process works - a guide for parents/carers

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