How To Apply

Information for 2021/2022 Applicants 

Our Post 16 Open Evening took place virtually on the 25th November. We are currently closed to applications.  Please make contact following GCSE Results, should you still wish to apply. 

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 26th November 2020 to the 5th February 2021 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 2021 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 - Stepping Stone Programme which encompasses GCSE Sociology, GCSE Media, Level 2 Certificate in Finance and GCSE English/Mathematics resits as required. Students normally require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9-2, including Mathematics, English Language at Grade 3. Following completion of this course, students normally progress onto a vocational route.

Subject Option Blocks:

The option blocks for 2021/2022 are available by click here.

Prospectus 2021/22: 

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Course Advice Meeting:

All applicants will be asked to attend a course advice meeting on the 9th March. Please note, a letter will be sent 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 Careers Education Information and Advice and Guidance (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 22-23 June 2021. The 23rd 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

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