Welcome To Post 16!
"The relationships between staff and students are highly professional and supportive. Students feel that they are respected and that the teachers are genuinely interested in their progress. This creates a collaborative climate for study and hard work and helps students persevere even when the learning becomes difficult." OFSTED
We know that the choice you make regarding your education after GCSEs is vitally important. Whether you are joining us from our own Year 11, or coming to us from another school, we promise you an exciting and rewarding Post 16 experience here at President Kennedy School.
We are immensely proud of our academic record at AS and A level and the exciting destinations our students reach. We are well known for the high level of support and guidance we offer. For example, our students benefit greatly from the expertise of an in-house careers specialist and significant emphasis is placed on aiming high and planning early for brighter futures.
Post 16 at President Kennedy School is forward looking, dynamic and friendly. There is a welcoming, purposeful atmosphere in our Post 16 Centre that encourages hard work and high attainment.
But Post 16 is not just about academic success. There are plenty of activities and societies that you can join including positions of responsibility throughout the whole school. We provide our students with experiences they need to develop into confident young people who can make the most of life’s challenges and opportunities.
Why not come along to one of our Open Events or book a time to visit us? You will be able to talk to our staff and current Post 16 students about their experiences. You are guaranteed a warm welcome at our dedicated Post 16 suite. Contact us to book a visit or arrange an interview.
Anthony Farrell, Director of Post 16 Select
Application process for Post 16
Applications can be completed on the application form. This can be downloaded from the attachment below, or collected from Visitor reception from school.
Enquiries can be sent to the school using the e-mail address:
This will result in correspondence being sent out to prospective students in the form of an electronic version of the Post 16 Select Prospectus and application form.
Telephone contact can be made with either reception of the school or the Post 16 Select Leadership Team Tel. 024 76661416.
Alternatively, an application pack can be collected from the Post 16 open evening.
Planned open evenings:
Barr's Hill - November 2020 - Date to be confirmed
President Kennedy School - November 2020 - Date to be confirmed
Once an application has been received, references and predicted grades are requested from the current school. On receipt of this information, contact will be made with the applicant to discuss suitability for courses applied for.
Priority interviews are conducted with applicants currently on roll from schools within The Futures Trust. Offers are made based on the entry requirements for the pathways applied for by applicants. Offer letters are then sent out to these candidates.
Where there is availability on courses, interviews are carried out for external applicants. This is conducted by one of the Leadership team members in Post 16, outside school hours. During the interview process, applicants have the opportunity to have a tour of the school. Offers are made based on the entry requirements for the pathways applied for by applicants in addition to the availability of places on the chosen course. Offer letters are then sent out to these candidates. Should the chosen courses be full, an alternative will be offered.
Final decisions regarding allocations of places on courses is made on GCSE results day. Advice and guidance is provided to all students in this process.