Make an enquiry

Please complete the form below and a member of the Admissions team will contact you to discuss your enquiry. Alternatively, you can contact the Admissions team directly on 01353 660707.

Please note that enquiries for both year groups in Sixth Form can be made all year round, although visits during term-time are subject to availability.


To register, please complete and return our Registration Form along with the appropriate registration fee.


All registered students for Year 12 entry are invited to attend an interview with the Head of King’s Ely Senior, Vice Principal Academic, or The Principal. Predicted grades are requested from a student’s current school. Those students not following a British curriculum will be required to take assessments in English and Maths. The assessments can be taken remotely. Interviews can be carried out via Skype.

Offer of a place

The offer is subject to fulfilment of our entry criteria, which are six Grades (Grade 5 or above) at GCSE with at least four being Grade 6 or above. If Maths or Science A Levels are being considered, it is recommended that a Grade 7 is achieved at GCSE.

Acceptance of a place

Parents are required to sign an Acceptance Form, which includes confirmation that they have read and accepted the school’s Terms and Conditions, and to pay the required acceptance deposit.


Prior to a student’s first day, they will be invited to spend some time with the year group they will be joining. The main Induction Day for King’s Ely Sixth Form students starting each September is in mid-June each year.

Scholarships and Awards

King’s Ely believes that it has a duty to ensure the continuation of excellence in the school by the designation of awards to talented pupils. Such awards are restricted to maximum of 10% of the day tuition fee and are subject to satisfactory performance and behaviour, reviewed on an annual basis. Award holders whose families are unable to meet the remaining fees may apply for financial support. We advise that pupils should apply for a maximum of two scholarships/awards.

We are delighted to receive scholarship applications from students for the following:


The combined value of any two scholarships cannot exceed 10% of the day tuition fee. Occasionally the parent(s) of a pupil who has been elected to a scholarship is willing to surrender all or part of the emoluments for the benefit of another pupil who needs assistance. In such a case the student retains the title and privileges of a scholar. The school particularly appreciates gestures of this kind.

Scholarship guidance, practice papers and application forms for Year 12 entry are available to download.


Key dates for entry


The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday 27th October 2023. 

Assessments of those who have applied for scholarships then take place on the following dates:

Academic: Saturday 18th November 2023

Art: Tuesday 14th November 2023

Sport: Saturday 11th November 2023

Drama and Dance: Tuesday 14th November 2023

Music: Friday 10th November 2023

STEM: Saturday 11th November 2023



Sixth Form FAQs

We wish our child to join Sixth Form mid-year. Is this possible?

You can only start mid-term or mid-year start in exceptional circumstances, for example, if exam boards match. Please contact Admissions to enquire about availability.

Will King’s Ely contact my child’s current school when we apply for a place?
Confidential school reports are requested after Registration and are considered before a place can be offered. Therefore, it is advisable for you to contact your child’s school in advance of registering at King’s Ely. Places in Year 12 are offered on the basis of predicted grades.

Can my child bring a packed lunch?
All Sixth Form students attend lunch in the Old Palace Refectory, where food is provided and inclusive of the fees. Students do not bring packed lunches.

Is there school on Saturdays?
Students do not have compulsory lessons on Saturdays. There are fixtures on Saturday afternoons which pupils are required to attend should they represent a team. Other compulsory Saturdays are published in advance, such as Open Events.

I need my child to stay later after the end of the school day. Is there provision for this?
After school clubs finish at 17:30. We also offer flexi boarding, subject to availability.

We wish to apply for a scholarship for Year 12 entry, is this possible?
We offer scholarships for entry into Year 12. Please see the Scholarships and Awards section above.

We would like to apply for Financial Assistance with the fees. How do we do this?
Bursary applications are accepted for Year 12. Please see the Financial assistance section for further information.

How do I accept an offer of a place and secure this for my child?
A deposit is payable to secure your child’s place at King’s Ely Sixth Form.