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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.

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

  • 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.

Whilst a large number of existing Y11 students do choose to continue their studies in our Sixth Form, we also welcome applications from external students to join our thriving and growing community.

Deadline for external students to apply is Monday 16th March.

Click here to apply to join our Sixth Form (external students only)

Please make sure you also include an academic reference with your here to download the reference form.

Please send your references to, and for more information, a prospectus or an informal chat, please contact our Student Services Administrator Maxine Carpenter

02072751568 or email

Internal Y11 students from the academy will all have "Next Steps" interviews in March and do not need to complete the application form.

Admissions Criteria





3 A Level or Pre-U subjects + GPR or 3 subjects if one is Further Maths

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


2 A-Levels + GPR

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


Combine 1 A Level, 1 BTEC & GPR or 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


Admissions time line for September 2020

15th Jan 2020



“How to make yourself stand out from the crowd” & Meet the Sixth Form Team Another chance to meet our tutors, chat to current students and hear about all the ways we support our students to be successful in whichever field or career they decide to pursue. All welcome.

18th March 2020

Sixth Form Networking Evening & interviews for external applicants POSTPONED until further notice

27th March

Conditional offers sent out 3rd April Taster Day for all potential students - The day will include fun taster lessons and if you have any final decisions to make about your course choices this is the perfect time to seek further guidance.

20th August

GCSE Results Day

  • Students will be expected to be available to attend interviews either on or immediately after results day
  • You will need to bring proof of your exam results, identification, and a reference
  • If you meet all the entry requirements we will offer you an unconditional place
  • Course choices and extra-curricular/enrichment options will be finalised