Apply to LAE

How to apply? A step-by-step guide

Do you want to join the Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year? If so, here is a step-by-step guide that will take you from application to enrolment.


1. Attend an Open Day

October-November 2018 - Booking will open in September 2018

This is your opportunity to visit LAE, tour our facilities and meet our students and staff.  You will also be able to hear from the Head about his vision for LAE and why it could be the right sixth form choice for you.


2. Submit your online application

By Friday 25th January 2019

Applications close on the last Friday in January each year. All applications must be supported by a reference from a teacher at your current school who will verify the information you have provided us with - this will be requested automatically upon completion of your online application and must be submitted by Friday 15th February 2019, along with any changes. 

Please visit our APPLY NOW page to complete your online application.



3. Attend an Interview Day

March 2019

Once applications have closed, we will invite selected applicants to attend an Interview Day. Due to the volume of applications we receive (approximately 13 applicants per place), it is important we are able to ensure LAE would be the best fit for those who have applied, as well as to offer advice on subject choices and future aspirations.

4. Accept your conditional offer

April 2019

Having submitted an application and attended an interview, successful applicants will receive a conditional offer of a place at LAE. You must accept this offer in principle and confirm the details of your offer, including your A level subject choices, are correct.

5. Come to our Welcome Day

June 2019

At the end of the summer term (after your GCSE exams) we will invite all offer-holders to attend one of our Welcome Days: an individually timetabled afternoon of A level taster classes and an excellent opportunity to meet students, who are studying the subjects you are interested in, and our expert teaching staff. You will also receive information about enrolment and induction and life at LAE.

6. Enrol at LAE

GCSE Results Day, Thursday 22nd August 2019

LAE is open from 9.00 a.m. on GCSE Results Day for you to come in and enrol.

We will be running the following enrolment time slots:

Offer-holders who have met their offer:

09:00 - 14:00

Students who did not receive an offer, but have met our entry requirements:

14:00 - 15:00

Offer-holders who have not met their offer:

16:00 - 17:00

Every accepted student will have an interview with a member of senior staff about their results and subject choices. This is a good time for you to reflect on your previous aspirations and whether they fit best your GCSE profile. Once you have enrolled, you will be invited to attend an induction session the following week.