Carmel is an inclusive, thriving community that welcomes students from all faiths and backgrounds. Admissions criteria is the same, regardless of which high school you go to, and is purely based on you meeting the entry requirements for your chosen courses.

At Carmel, our priority is your success so we provide the support and guidance throughout your time with us to ensure you reach your absolute potential. This support starts from the very beginning where you will receive advice and guidance at Open Events and at your Guidance Interview to ensure you choose the best Programme of Study for you.

Open Events

Our Open Events are Wednesday 11th Oct 23, Thursday 9th Nov 2023 and Tuesday 12th March 2024 (5:00-7:00pm). These are a great opportunity to take a look around college, speak to staff and students, and find out more about courses, support, transport, finance, enrichment etc.

Book your place by visiting our Open Events page.

Entry Requirements

An important part of your research for your next step is to find out about entry requirements for your chosen subjects. This will help you choose the best path for you. You will be able to discuss entry requirements at your Guidance Interview and Enrolment Day.


How to Apply

You can apply to Carmel using our online application form. If you wish to make a late application please contact

On the application form, we ask that you select four subject choices. These are a basis for discussion rather than a final decision. You will be able to try out your subject choices at our Year 11 Taster Day in July. On Enrolment Day in August you will choose a Programme of Study consisting of 3 A Level subjects (or BTEC / Level 3 equivalent).

For information about applying for our Foundation Learning courses, please contact Caroline Oates, Head of Foundation Learning –


Guidance Interview

When you complete your application form, you will be asked to book your guidance interview. This is an informal chat where you will discuss your career aspirations, predicted GCSE results, choice of subjects and entry requirements. These take place at Carmel College between October 2023 and March 2024. After your interview you will receive a conditional offer via email.

Applicant Taster Day : 1st July 2024

Taster Day for 2024 Entry is Monday 1st July. Applicants will get to try out their chosen subjects and found out about enrichment activities, finance, transport, support etc.

If you have any questions, please contact

Parent Welcome Evening : 3rd July 2024

Parent Welcome Evening will be held on Wednesday 3rd July 2024 for parents/guardians of September 2024 applicants. You will find out about how we will guide and support your child during their two years with us.

For more information contact if you have any queries.

Enrolment Day : 22nd August 2024

Enrolment Day is Thursday 22nd August 2024 which is GCSE Results Day. Remember, whatever your results, you can still attend your Carmel appointment for advice, guidance and support. There are plenty of staff available to help and our careers adviser will be here if you need any advice.

Further details about your enrolment time will be sent to you via email nearer the time.

Start of Term : 2nd September 2024

The start of term for Lower Sixth students is Monday 2nd September 2024.

Click here to view our Calendar and Term Dates page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Frequently Asked Questions document will hopefully answer any queries you may have about the admissions process. Alternatively email


Contact Us

If you have any questions, our dedicated Admissions Team are here to help you at any time during the application and admissions process.

Feel free to get in touch via telephone on 01744 452214 or email