We pride ourselves in placing the students on the correct courses.  Our retention rate (the percentage of students starting their A levels who complete with us) is consistently higher than the national average and is testament to the effectiveness of our induction processes.

Details of the requirements for entry are detailed below and below that is the timeline for applying.

NEW online application form launched in February 2024. Once you have decided to join JM6 (our affectionate name for John Masefield’s Sixth Form) click on START NEW APPLICATION. You don’t have to finish your application immediately. You can save it and continue later.



We hope this encourages students to apply themselves fully from day one of Year 11 to achieve the grades they need to continue with us in our very successful Sixth Form. Students can pursue purely academic A-levels, L3 vocational qualifications, or a mixture of the two.

  • Students who have not attained Level 4 in GCSE English or Maths will be supported to improve their grade.
  • Finally it is unusual for us to accept any student with an attendance record of lower than 95% in Y11 or who has not demonstrated a strong work ethic or good behaviour.

The recruitment programme includes:

Students from other schools are welcome to apply and will follow the same recruitment process as students from JMHS, though interview timings will vary. Educational references will be obtained before confirmation of a place.  

The total number of places available for Years 12 and 13 in the Sixth Form is 180, we are willing to exceed this if there is demand for places and space on courses. Current JMHS Year 11 students and applicants from other schools will have to meet the base admission requirements of 5 subjects at Grade 4 and above plus the appropriate grades for specific subjects as detailed in our entry criteria to be eligible to enter/progress to the Sixth Form. 
Prospective students are welcome to visit the Sixth Form at any time. Please contact our Head of Sixth Form on 01531 631012 or by email: Lana.laidler@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk to arrange a mutually convenient time.