Admissions arrangements

Applications should be made direct to the Academy.

  • The entry requirements for entry to the A-Level courses is a minimum of 5 in both English and Maths
    and a minimum grade 5 / B in the subject chosen (other subjects may have specific criteria).
  • The entry requirements for the BTEC Vocational qualifications is 5 GCSEs A* – C/ 9-4 or 5s in Maths
    and English with 3 other GCSEs A-C / 9-4. (However students with 3 – 5 GCSEs meeting the
    benchmark of 5s or Bs as appropriate will be considered on a case by case basis).
  • The entry requirements for the Work Based Learning Programme is dependent on aptitude and work
    experience posts available.

A student who has an Education Health Care Plan who names City College as their preferred 6th form provision will be admitted subject to achieving the necessary grades for access onto the course they have
chosen or appropriate work experience opportunities. Every effort will be made to meet individual needs, but although a place at City College is offered there is no guarantee that a course in a subject will run if demand is small or a course cannot be staffed, nor can a place be guaranteed on an oversubscribed course. If a course can run and is oversubscribed the following criteria will be used; students with the highest average point score followed by highest grades in that subject will be admitted first. Similarly, no guarantee can be made that all combinations of subjects will be possible.

Students will be admitted into the Sixth Form at the start of the Autumn term in each school year although there may be some occasions when students transfer during an academic year.
In the case of oversubscription, applicants will be enrolled in the order of priority as follows:

  • Students in Year 11 at Haywood Academy will be given first priority.
  • Any remaining available places will be allocated for students new to City College from other schools
    up to the admission number of 30 using the following oversubscription criteria:
    a. Children in care.
    b. Students who already have a sibling attending the Academy, at the time of application.
    c. Proximity of the student’s home to City College, Burslem Campus, using a straight-line from the centre of the City College, Burslem Campus with those living nearest being given priority.
    d. Exceptional social or medical circumstances which must be supported by a written medical report
    from a Hospital Consultant and/or GP which set out the particular reasons why City College is the
    most suitable 6th form provision and what difficulties would occur if the child had to go elsewhere.

The entry criteria for admission to the Sixth Form shall be the same for students on roll at Haywood Academy as they are for students from other schools. A student who has an Education Health Care Plan who names City College as their preferred 6th form provision will be admitted subject to achieving the necessary grades for access onto the course they have chosen. Any student refused the offer of a place in Year 12 has the right to an independent appeal panel.

Parents who wish to appeal against the decision of the Governors to refuse their child a place in the Sixth
Form Academy may apply in writing to The Clerk to the Admissions Committee, who will then make the
necessary administrative arrangements for you to appeal to the Independent Schools Appeals Panel.
The decisions of the Schools Appeal Panel are binding on the Academy governing body and parents.

Year 13 Admissions

Students will be admitted to Year 13 based on a successful completion of Year 12.
Enrolment for Year 13 takes place in August to review the Year 12 outcomes, attendance, attitude
to learning and homework completion.

We aim to raise aspirations, expectations and achievement for all our students in a happy, caring and successful learning environment."

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Admissions arrangements

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Admissions arrangements

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Please provide two professional references, the first reference should be your present or most recent employer. It is normal practice for references to be obtained before any formal interview is held, although time may not always permit this.
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Previous Employment

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Skills, Experience & Knowledge


The Equality Act 2010 defines a person as disabled if they have a mental or physical impairment, which has a substantial and long-term and adverse effect on the person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exceptions order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring service before your appointment is confirmed.


Reference Permission

I understand that in order to complete my application references must be sought on my behalf and are a statutory requirement for any employee or volunteer position within education. I hereby grant full permission for my professional records including attendance and disciplinary data to be shared with the City Learning Trust.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

City Learning Trust is an equal opportunity employer. The aim of our policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. To ensure that this policy is fully and fairly implemented and monitored, we would appreciate if you could provide the following information:
You will be considered as having a disability for discrimination purposes if you fit the definition as given in the Equality Act 2010. In the Act, a disability is a ‘physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities.’ For these purposes, ‘long term’ is taken to mean the condition is likely to last longer than 12 months or likely to recur.

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