Croydon teens urged to apply for new Harris sixth form
Teenagers are being urged to apply for a new, free and academically selective sixth form.
The Harris Westminster Sixth Form is opening in September 2014 and is a partnership between academies sponsor the Harris Federation and Westminster School.
Westminster School sends half its sixth formers each year to Oxford and Cambridge, which is more than any other school in the country.
The new sixth form which is free of charge, aims to prepare student to secure places at leading universities.
Students will have to sit and entrance exam and interview, with offers conditional on GCSE performance and priority will be given to academically promising applicants from deprived backgrounds.
In 2011, four per cent of Croydon sixth formers went to a top Russell Group university, half the 8 per cent average for London.
Sir Dan Moynihan, Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, added: "Our existing Sixth Form here in Croydon is increasingly sending students to top universities including Oxford and Cambridge, but the Harris Westminster Sixth Form will help us to go further."
Full details are available on the Sixth Form’s website harriswestminstersixthform.org.uk
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