How To Apply

Information shared with Parents/Carers and Applicants following school closure on the 20th March 2020. 

Information for 2020/2021 Applicants 

The Herne Bay High Post 16 Open Evening for September 2020 applicants, took place on Tuesday 3rd December.  Information on our courses is available on the Course Guide menu and applications are made on line via Kent Choices.

Herne Bay High School offers a co-educational 6th Form in which to study. We also offer:

On joining Herne Bay High 6th Form you will be allocated a 6th Form Mentor who will support you on your journey. Studying at 6th Form is a significant step up from GCSE and you will be encouraged to take greater responsibility for your own organisation, focus and studies. Your key to success is to use your time wisely, become an independent learner and have a positive attitude. In order to apply to HBHS Sixth Form, students must complete a formal online application via the Kent Choices website.

The Herne Bay High dates to submit your application to us via Kent Choices are from the 4th December 2019 to the 7th February 2020 at 3pm. Applications will not be accepted after this date. If you wish to make an application after this date, please make contact via in August 2020 when GCSE results are known.

Our entry requirements are detailed in full on the Kent Choices website:

Level 3 Courses - Two Year Advanced Programme

Students entering Year 12 are expected to study their subjects for the duration of the two years. In addition, all students follow a PSHEE programme.

Level 2 Course - One Year Programme

If you are not eligible to apply for the Level 3 courses, you may wish to apply to join the Level 2 Course - (Work Related Learning Programme, which encompasses resits for GCSE English/Maths, Asdan Cope, Travel Btec Award, ECDL and Personal Development). Students normally require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9-2, including Maths, English Language at Grade 3. Following completion of this course, students normally progress onto a vocational route.

Subject Option Blocks:

Please select one subject per option block, please click here for the Subject Option Blocks for 2020/2021.

Course Advice Meeting:

All applicants will be asked to attend a course advice meeting in March. Please note, a letter will be posted home with the date and time of your course advice meeting just before February half term. Your subject options will then be discussed with you at this time.

Transfers from Other Schools and Out of Area Student Applications:

Please make a formal application online through the Kent Choices website. In addition, we will require sight of your last school report and birth certificate when you come for your course advice meeting and we will apply to your school for an academic reference.

If you live outside the Kent Area, you will need to register on the Kent Choices website to be able to submit an application. Please follow the 'Before You Apply' instructions on the following website to obtain this information:

External Applicants:

Following application, you will be invited to a CEIAG meeting to discuss your subject choices.  A letter will detail all the information required, including completing an on line admissions form. 

Conditional Offers:

Following your course advice meeting in the Spring term, if a conditional offer has been made, the details of this will be e mailed to you via your account on the Kent Choices website.

Induction Programme:

All applicants will be required to attend our induction programme on the 23-24 June 2020. The 24th June is an optional trip.

Post GCSE Results:

If you have met the requirements of your conditional offer, a letter confirming your place at HBHS will be provided. This letter will provide enrolment information about when you need to attend school to obtain your timetable.

Students transferring from other schools will need to make contact by e mail to confirm their place at Herne Bay High.

If you have not met the conditional offer requirements, additional guidance interviews may be offered to enable discussions regarding alternative course or college options.

If however, you have made alternative arrangements and no longer require your place at HBHS please advise us as soon as possible on 01227 361221 or .

Further information will be shared in due course regarding enrolment and the next academic year.