September 2024 Entry

Applications to Pate’s Sixth Form for September 2024 entry is now closed. You can contact us on GCSE results day to see if any spaces become available, please call 01242 523169.

Admissions Policy

Please see our Admissions Policy below.

Pate’s Admissions Policy 2024

Pate’s Admissions Policy 2025 Draft

Admissions Criteria

For admission to Pate’s Sixth Form, a student must have:

  • A minimum total ‘points’ score across their best 8 GCSE grades of 57 points.
  • A minimum score of 5 in both Mathematics and English
  • A predicted GCSE grade of at least a 7 in any subject to be studied at A Level, as specified in the Sixth Form Prospectus. If a student is not studying GCSE or iGCSE, then ENIC equivalency must be sought by the applicant.

For those students taking traditional GCSEs, please use the table below to work out equivalent points.

Full details of admissions criteria can be found in the Admissions Policy. Please note that the Sixth Form Admissions start from page 7.

Traditional GCSE Grade





Equivalent Points






Appeals to Sixth Form 

Parents whose child has applied to be admitted to the Sixth Form but has not been offered a place are entitled to appeal against that decision to an independent Appeals Panel. 

Parents wishing to lodge an appeal for their child should download the Appeal Application Form below. Completed forms should be emailed to–, or posted to Pate’s Grammar School, Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham, GL51 0HG.

Please note that appeals for Sixth Form places cannot be accepted until 22nd August 2024 (after GCSE results).

Appeals for entry into Sixth Form will be arranged as and when necessary. 



In-Year Applications

Parents should contact the School’s Admissions Officer ( if they would like their child to be considered for an in-year admission. Please note that in-year applications are rarely successful as we always run at full capacity. 


Admission Queries 

All admission queries should be emailed to

Sixth Form Prospectus

The 2024 Sixth Form Prospectus is available here. 

We also have a tour of the Sixth Form Building available to watch. This was filmed during lockdown and has a former student giving a tour of the Sixth Form facilities.