Admissons 2019

Application Overview:

We are delighted to welcome you to The Norton Knatchbull School. We are a popular selective school with a well-established Sixth Form. Our Sixth Form offers students the opportunity to study a large range of A Level subjects, as well as undertake other qualifications, such as the Extended Project Qualification.

All students are encouraged to take an active part in the life of the school, and we offer many leadership opportunities and a comprehensive enrichment programme that caters for all needs and interests.

Our Sixth Form have several dedicated study areas, as well as places to relax at lunchtimes. We are a happy and successful school and our students have high expectations of themselves. Our dedicated team of teachers and support staff continuously strive to help our students to achieve their full potential and leave the school as well-rounded individuals ready to enter the next stage of their lives.

We have a Head of Sixth Form and dedicated Sixth Form Pastoral Manager who oversee the academic progress of all students, as well as ensuring a smooth transition from GCSE to A Level Study. Students also have a form tutor, who they will see daily, and who will support and guide them through their time in the Sixth Form and beyond. The school also has its own in-house careers advisor that students can access at any time and a Study Support Supervisor.

Our Open Evening for 2019 entry will be on Thursday 8th November 2018 from 6 pm–8 pm.

We are happy to offer students the opportunity for bespoke tours of the school and its facilities; for more information please feel free to contact Mrs. Heather Vernon on 01233 620045 or email

For applications from outside of Kent, please contact our Pastoral Manager, Mrs Thompson, at

To apply to the Sixth Form, external students must make an on-line application through UCAS Progress.

Entry requirements:

  • a minimum of six separately identifiable GCSE subjects at grade 6 or above, OR an average of grade 6 in the best six GCSE subjects achieved
  • at least a grade 5 in both English and Mathematics

For most subjects at A Level, a grade 6 in the subject at GCSE is required. However, for A Level Mathematics a grade 7 is required, and for Further Mathematics a grade 8 is necessary.  

  • Internal applicants: applications by Friday 4th January 2018.
  • External applicants: applications open on UCAS 8th November and will be considered as they come in.
  • Informal discussions about options begin in January 2019.