How To Apply

Applicants Information for Academic Year 2021/22 

Information following GCSE Results - 12th August 2021 

If you are a Herne Bay High student, your GCSE results will be emailed to you, along with a separate letter regarding your 6th Form place.  Please read this letter carefully and action anything requested of you. 

If you are an external applicant, please action the information requested of you in the letter sent home at the end of Term 6. 

Term 6 Information letter

Year 12 - Virtual enrolment will take place on the 23 August. 

If you would like to make a late application to Herne Bay High School 6th Form, please make contact on detailing the following once your GCSE results are known.

  • Full Name 
  • Date of Birth 
  • Full Address 
  • Telephone Contact Details 
  • School attended and name and e mail contact for an academic reference 
  • Please check our option blocks for 21/22 and list the subjects you would like to study - please be aware some courses may now be full 
  • Enclose a scanned copy of all GCSE Results 

We will then be in contact in due course. 

Please click here for What Happens Next in 2021/22.

Information for 2022/2023 Applicants 

Our Post 16 Open Evening will take place on the 24th November 2021. Kent Choices will open to applications on the 25th November and close on the 4th February 2022 at 3pm.

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 25th November 2021 to the 4th February 2022 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 2022 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 2022/2023 will be available in due course.

Prospectus 2022/23: 

Will be available in due course.

Course Advice Meeting:

All applicants will be asked to attend a course advice meeting in early March 2022. 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 - 4-18 July 2022. 

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

Please click here for What Happens Next in 2022/23 in due course