Ready to apply?

Please complete and return the application form by February 14th.

Admission Information

There is no entrance test or interview for admission to Marling Sixth Form: the only academic requirement is that you obtain the grades specified in the admissions criteria. The entry criteria for Marling Sixth Form are Grade 6 or above in five separate, full course GCSE subjects. Students should have a minimum Grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics. Students should also meet individual subject requirements, usually a Grade 6 in their chosen subject if taken at GCSE level. These requirements are outlined in our curriculum guide.

Please don't worry if your predicted GCSE grades are not what you hope to achieve in the summer. We understand that many students improve their performance during Year 11.





 Application is simple:

  • Submit your application form by 14 February
  • We invite you in for a 1-2-1 conversation about your A Level choices
  • We will offer you a conditional place
  • We invite you to attend our Sixth Form Induction in the summer
  • GCSE results day – if you get the grades you get a place.

The application form can be found below.

Please submit your completed application form to Mr Farr, Head of Marling Sixth Form, Marling School Sixth Form, Cainscross Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4HE.



Our current 2020 Admissions Policy can be viewed below.

Following the recent consultation, the 2021 Admissions Policy has now been determined, and can be viewed below.

Discovery Day

Thank you to those who attended the Discovery Day on Saturday 1st February.

It was great to see so many enthusiastic year 11 students take part in lessons and chatting to their peers about the day. 

We had a great day meeting you and hope to recieve your application for the sixth form soon. 


Open Week Tours

In the week before our application deadline - 10th to 14th February 2020 - there is the chance to have a student-led tour around Marling. This is an opportunity to see the school during the working day and to talk to sixth form students and staff.

If you would like to book on to a tour contact us on 01453 760156 or email

We look forward to hearing from you.


Open Evening Presentation

Sixth Form Open Evening took place on Thursday 14th November. We were delighted to meet hundreds of prospective students and parents. We look forward to the next step in the journey.

If you were unable to attend Open Evening, you can view the slides from the keynote presentation and the talk on choosing A Levels below. You are also encouraged to attend one or more of our forthcoming recruitment events - outlined above.