Sixth Form Admissions

An outstanding education for boys and girls aged 13 to 18

Around 75 girls and 30 boys join the Sixth Form (known as 'Specialists') each year, either as a boarder (like most of our pupils) or as a day pupil. Competition for places is strong. As a guide, we would expect successful candidates to gain a high proportion of A*s and As in (I)GCSE or equivalent, although the offers we make are unconditional. We welcome candidates with particular interests and talents in art, drama, music, sport and many other fields.

Admission is by competitive examination and interview. Candidates are assessed at Charterhouse in early November and offers of places are made on 1 December. Academic, Art, Music and Sport Scholarships and Awards are available.

Applications for the Sixth Form can be submitted from the start of the Summer Term of Year 10, up until the beginning October of Year 11 (the year before entry). We ask for reports from candidates' schools, so it is essential to inform them of the application. 

You can read about our Sixth Form in the brochure below.

Sixth Form at Charterhouse | PDF


Key dates for Sixth Form Entry

Registrations for 2021 entry is now closed. 

2022 entry will open in March 2021 ahead of the assessments in November 2021. Please register your interest and request a prospectus by clicking here.


We very much look forward to the time when we can welcome you in person at Charterhouse. Until we are able to do this, we have put together some introductory videos and an interactive tour of the campus to start you on your journey to explore Charterhouse.

Explore Charterhouse | Internal PageWe invite you to register your interest by completing the form below and we will contact you as soon as the Open Event dates are released.

Register Your Interest | Internal Page

Entrance Procedure

Candidates from Hong Kong and Mainland China

Candidates for Year 12 entry should contact Academic Asia ( by late August of the year before entry. They will be interviewed in September at the Top Schools Event held in Hong Kong in September and then sit the entrance tests in Hong Kong in November. Offers of places will be made in December.

House Preference

Boys and girls who join Charterhouse in the Sixth Form become full members of one of the Houses. House preferences can be noted on the application form and we will endeavour to allocate the preferred House, where space allows.