Whitstable School, The

Bellevue Road, Whitstable, CT5 1PX

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About us


Applications Open: - 9 November 2020

Applications Close: - February 2021

Entry Requirements: - They vary for each course.

How to Apply: - Please apply via KentChoices

Welcome to The Whitstable School

At The Whitstable School we have developed an innovative and fresh approach to Sixth Form studies, offering a modern and dynamic experience for our students. With a clear commitment to the personal development and well-being of each individual, we support students in selecting a programme which suits their specific strengths, interests and abilities, and provides clear routes of progression for their future. We offer a unique approach in that we build our curriculum around our students. We provide a full range of both vocational and academic courses, including traditional A levels and BTEC qualifications.

We now offet the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme. This is a framework of study that encompasses academic and vocational studies. IBCP students embrace a wide range of skills with an emphasis on critical thinking, developing personal identity and values. Alongside this it encourages the development of working relationships within the community as well as helping to develop learning, responsibility, practical and social skills and a sense of caring for others

About us

Applications for Year 12 must be completed using the Online through Kent choices.

Applications will be downloaded from the Online Prospectus and the Head of Sixth Form will seek feedback from subject teachers to check students’ suitability for their course choices. Each student will be invited to interview with the Head of Sixth Form  within the school to discuss their chosen learning pathway and ongoing studies within the school. All offers of a place in Year 12 will be made on condition of students meeting the school entry requirements.

For external applicants, a reference from their previous school will be sought to check suitability in regard to the students’ chosen subject choices. Students will be invited for interview and offered a tour of the subject areas they wish to study. However, due to current restrictions this may be limited to a phone call.
At interview learning pathways and course choices are discussed. All offers of a place in Year 12 will be made on condition of students meeting the school entry requirements.

All students hold conditional offers until receipt of their GCSE results, following confirmation of their results places on appropriate courses are offered according to the entry requirements stated. Guidance will be offered to students who wish to consider a change of learning pathway or subject choice following receipt of their results.

Further information regarding our courses can be found on our website or request a prospectus from us which will be available soon.

Any questions please email Luci.Brown@swale.at  (Mrs Brown - Head of Sixth Form)

What makes us different?

Facilities available

• Independent 6th Form Zone with Study Area and chrome books

• Ambassador programme

• Careers Hub

• Own exit/entrance to school

Student support