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Applying for Post 16 courses

There are a number of opportunities for you to study in Royal Greenwich if you're aged 16 to 18.

All post 16 centres offer a friendly and adult environment in which you'll develop and prepare for your next step, whether it's into further education or employment.

All 16 to 18 year olds who live in Royal Greenwich or who attend a Royal Greenwich school have the right to attend a post 16 centre which offers the course of study they wish to follow, provided that they:

  • meet the entry requirements, which may vary from centre to centre
  • enter a learning agreement which is acceptable to both the student and the centre that he or she has chosen.

Other applicants who meet these two conditions, including those from outside Greenwich, are also welcome to apply and will be offered places where possible.

How to apply for a course

To apply, please contact your chosen post 16 centre

Special educational needs

The post 16 network recognises that for students with statements of special educational needs, particular centres may be identified on the statement as the site or sites where education will be provided.

Applicants to London South East Colleges who have special educational needs will have their needs assessed, along with any support and assistance required, with a view to offering a place where this is practicable.

Order of priority

For admission to courses at post 16 centres by students who meet the general conditions for entry, the following priorities will apply.

  1. Students in the care of a local authority (looked-after children).

  2. If there are more applicants for particular courses at any centre than there are places available on that course, priority will be given in the following order:
    1. Where the centre is part of a school, students in year 11 at that school
    2. Students who attend a nearby secondary school with a formal linking arrangement with the post 16 centre concerned
    3. Students who attend another Royal Greenwich secondary school
    4. Students who live nearest to the preferred post 16 centre, as measured in a straight line between their home address and the main entrance of the centre. An applicant may be given higher priority on the grounds of professionally supported medical or social need for that particular post 16 centre.

Admissions appeals

Unsuccessful applicants for places at a school-based sixth form or a 16 to 19 school will be informed of their right of appeal.

All appeals against decisions to refuse a place in a post 16 centre are considered by an independent appeals panel.

Where both parents and the student lodge an appeal, arrangements will be made to ensure that the two appeals are heard together.