Applying to our Sixth Form

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Why Choose Chelmer Valley Sixth Form?

  1. Challenge – we challenge our students to be the best and do their best. Students are expected to work hard and will be rewarded for their hard work with good grades that provide the best possible foundation for further education / workplace.
  2. Vibrant – the Sixth Form is a vibrant one. Students are involved in lots of extra-curricular activities (football/ paired reading/ performing arts). Students are provided with a number of opportunities to extend their learning outside of the classroom – theatre visits, field trips, foreign visits, conferences.
  3. Happy – a successful student is one that is happy in their surroundings. Friendly faces, supportive staff and a purpose built building.
  4. Support – we are able to provide a bespoke support service for our students. We look after their emotional wellbeing. Students who may be struggling are offered advice and guidance. A CVHS Sixth Former is one in 200 as opposed to 1 in 1000s (at college). We know most of you already (or will get to know you better). Careers guidance and applying for university are all given high priority.

There is a document available on the Sixth Form Life page to help support your son/daughter whilst they are at Sixth Form.

Prospective Students 2021 Entry

Normally, we would welcome families to our Sixth Form open evening within November. It allows you the opportunity to meet both staff and students and see what our Sixth Form has to offer at Key Stage Five. However, the current situation precludes us from organising such events at the moment.  Our virtual event page will enable you to explore the school through film, images and links to key areas of our website. This page will go live on Monday 2nd November. Although a Virtual Visit cannot replace our usual open evening experience, we hope it will give you a sense of the values-driven education that our students are familiar with and an insight into our ethos and what makes us unique.

We will be holding a live question and answer session on Wednesday 11th November at 6.30pm until 7.30pm. Further details of this can be found on the virtual platform from the 2nd November.

Applications after this time are welcome from both our current Year 11 students and from external applicants. Careers guidance discussions take place between December and March.

If you would like to be considered for entry into Chelmer Valley Sixth Form you will need to complete the  online application form. Please email Mrs Mills - email address below if you require a paper copy. 

If you require any further information please contact Mrs Mills in the Sixth Form Office on (01245) 512351 or email

The 2021 Prospectus is available to download below. The online application form can also be found here.