Applying to Tapton Sixth Form
Tapton Sixth Form is an inspiring, challenging and dynamic environment in which to take your A Levels. We know that this time in a young person’s life, between the ages of 16-18, is pivotal in shaping your future direction. Therefore, from when you join us, we are looking to help you reach your chosen destination. Our intention is that the two years prepare you for any future course or job through studying subjects in depth and also creating a socially stimulating environment in which to do this.
At Tapton we are proud of the diversity of our students – we have students from a wide variety of educational and social backgrounds. We strive to create a cohesive and inclusive environment, run by a team of dedicated teachers and support staff. A student’s full timetable is balanced by recreational activities like ‘Pop-Up’ Sports and charity events, alongside opportunities to attend lectures on political issues.
There are two ways to apply to our Sixth Form, and it depends on where you are studying for Y11 that makes this choice for you. Schools within Sheffield generally use UCAS Progress which is an online application form and your school will have a co-ordinator (usually a teacher or careers advisor) who will help you through this. If you live outside of Sheffield, or attend a private school, you will complete a paper application form. All our applications go through Sheffield City Council, and we follow their admission policy. Please use the link below to visit the Sheffield Council website. Information on transferring to Sixth Forms is the the Transfer to Secondary School Guide, from page 55 onwards:
When applying to us there are several things you need to consider. If an application doesn’t work because of the grades you are predicted or the subjects you have chosen, we will contact you through UCAS progress or email, so please make sure you check these for messages. This will give you a chance to make your application work.