Information For New 2021 Cohort

Confirming Places in Newman Sixth on GCSE Results Day (12th August 2021)

Admission to Newman Sixth, in the first instance, will be from our existing Year 11 students at Cardinal Newman Catholic School.  Additional external pupils (from other schools) will be admitted on Results Day until Year 12 meets its full capacity (150 students). 

 Both internal and external pupils wishing to enter the Sixth Form will be expected to have met the same minimum academic entry requirements on Results Day for the subjects that they wish to study at A Level and equivalent.  

If either internal or external applicants fail to meet the minimum course requirements, they will be given the option of pursuing any alternative courses for which they do meet the minimum academic requirements.  

Cardinal Newman Students should take their GCSE results slip to the Newman Sixth sign up desks on results day to confirm your place and subjects studied.

In order to confirm your place on Results Day should we have places available, external applicants need to email confirmation of their results such as a photo of their GCSE results slip to the following email address:  by 3pm at the latest. 

Following confirmation of your results, we shall get back to external applicants by the end of the following day stating whether or not you have been successful in securing a place at Newman Sixth. 

When there are more external applicants that satisfy any academic entry requirements, priority will be given in accordance with the oversubscription criteria set out below: 

Oversubscription criteria: 

The sixth form must first admit internal candidates in line with the rules governing admissions.  Where there is an excess number of internal applicants, criteria 1 and 3 below shall apply.   

Where the number of eligible applicants for a course of study exceeds the places available then admission will be determined in accordance with the following priority of admission criteria: 

1. Children in Care and SEND children provided they meet the academic entry requirements of a specific course. 

2. All other Year 11 students who attend other secondary schools. 

3. In any situation where the application of the admissions’ criteria results in more children with equal right to admission to the 6th Form than the number of available places, the tie break will be determined by random selection by an independent body. 


The number of students who have applied for each course will need to be taken into account, meaning that extra students can sometimes be accommodated over the admission number if the students chosen course is not full. 


Please remember also to complete your Year 11 into 12 Transition Tasks for each subject you will be studying – which will be handed in during the first week of term in September.

NB. Term starts for Year 12 students on Friday 3rd September 2021.

Many Thanks
Mrs M L Chappell MA
Deputy Headteacher
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Welcome to Newman Sixth. We are a thriving and successful Sixth Form College that is based within the grounds of Cardinal Newman Catholic School. This year we received our best results yet which marks us out as the highest performing Sixth Form in Luton in terms of the progress and the outcomes of our students. At present we are in line with the performance of the top 40% of Sixth Forms in the country, which is above National Average in all respects.
Our vision is to create a respectful community, that leads by example in acts of kindness and compassion. Our students demonstrate acts of maturity and social awareness at all times. We are committed to maintaining high expectations of all learners throughout their two years of study on a 3 A-Level course (or equivalent). We meet the needs of all our students, encouraging them to be resilient, dedicated, reflective and communicative learners. Our goal is to enable our students to become well-rounded young adults who are ambitious, accepting of others and well-prepared to face whatever challenges they may experience in the world.
Please click on the tabs at the top for further information and guidance about our wonderful Sixth Form.
Miss S Blackbird
Head Of Sixth Form