Key Dates for 2020 applications

From September 2020, SWGS Sixth Form will become co-educational and welcome male students directly to SWGS for the first time.


Open Afternoons for applicants who are new to the school

Introductory talk by the Headteacher and Director of Sixth Form and tour of the school.
Friday 18 October: We will be holding two sessions of a tour and talk, the first starting at 1pm and the second starting at 2:30pm.                
Friday 10 January: We will be holding two sessions of a tour and talk, the first starting at 1pm and the second starting at 2:30pm.     


Open Evening for All Applicants

Thursday 7 November 2019 5-8pm
An information evening for prospective students and parents to
come and talk to staff and present students and find out about the courses offered.


Closing Date for Applications

Monday 3 February 2020


Taster Day

Thursday 25 June 2020 (provisional)


Registration Day

Students are required to confirm their place with us following GCSE results release
Thursday 20 August 2020


For further information, please contact us on:

01722 323326 |



I am delighted to introduce you to the Sixth Form at SWGS. Our Sixth Form, rated Outstanding by Ofsted, offers a wide range of subjects and a broad curriculum. We are really pleased that, each year, up to around 90 students join us for the sixth form, making up between 35% and 45% of each year group.

Four main principles underpin the sixth form at SWGS:

  1. Vibrant learning: we aim to ensure that our specialist, expert teachers help you to enjoy an outstanding educational experience.
  2. Excellent pastoral care: we do all we can to support you. I am proud that a key guiding principle of the sixth form is to do what is right for each individual at all times.
  3. Challenging stereotypes: we seek to ensure that you leave school as confident, self-aware and independent people, who have a sense of where you are going in life and what you want to do and be.
  4. Community: we support you to give back to the community in myriad ways, guided by the concept that: “I am, because we are.”


Details of our open afternoons and evenings are included in this section of the website; we very much look forward to meeting you then. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email (

With best wishes

Kate Philbrick


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