The Application Process at a Glance

Before you apply

Before making your application to Chigwell, you should consider the following points, these will also assist you during the application process:

Research your A Level subject choices
What interests you, where do your skills lie, and what do you hope to study in the future? Be sure to read our prospectus and see what subjects we offer. Our current prospectus can be found here

Research University courses
Having an idea of what course you would like to study or institutions you would like to go to after sixth form will help you research your A Level choices. It’s important to consider the Entry Requirements for each course as well.

Draft your Personal Statement
This is your chance to shine! Tells us what you can do, what you’ve done, and what you will bring to our unique school community.

Ask us
Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about any part the application process. You can email us at [email protected]


What you need to apply

We require certain documents in order to support your application, so please make sure you have the following:

  • Your IELTS Report (or equivalent)
  • Your current and previous school reports
  • Personal Statement
  • Registration fee
  • Copy of your passport

What happens next?

Every applicant must sit entrance tests, usually in English and Maths, and an additional chosen A Level subject. These can be sat whilst visiting us, but can also be sat at one of our authorised Education Agencies or a British Council office. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.

All applicants also have an interview with the Head of Sixth Form, this may be conducted by Skype or other real-time video conferencing programme, or whilst visiting the school. We understand that visiting the school may be difficult, be we hugely encourage you to come and visit us, especially as you’ll be spending two years living and studying here. We can answer as many of your questions as possible and give you as good an idea as we can about school life at Chigwell, but it is ultimately your decision and how you feel about the school environment.

We’ll acknowledge receipt of your application and request any further documentation we may need.

You will need to return you acceptance form along with your first terms fees and your deposit to confirm your place. If you require a Visa to study with us we will send you an email detailing the Tier 4 Visa application process.