How to Apply

What to do and when in order to apply to join us in September 2023.

September / October 2022

Applications open. Apply online (2023 applications are now closed – the deadline was Tuesday 31 January 2023). We’ll be visiting schools, presenting in Year 11 assemblies and attending careers fairs to tell you everything you need to know about Connell. Chat to us about our courses, entry requirements or anything else you’d like to know!

We have an open day on Saturday 15 October. Come and visit us, see our building/classrooms/facilities, speak to our teachers/students about our courses and life at Connell.

November 2022

We have an open evening on Wednesday 23 November which will be similar to our October one (register online).

Our priority deadline is Monday 14 November. Students who apply before this deadline will be invited to an interview before Christmas.

December 2022

Priority interview evenings take place. Meet the priority deadline to be invited.

January 2023

Application deadline is Tuesday 31 January. Students applying before this date that meet our entry requirements will be invited for an interview over the next few months.

March 2023

Our Discover Day takes place on Saturday 18 March. Successful applicants will be invited to come and try out sessions in their chosen subjects. Keep an eye on your emails as space is limited and it fills up fast!

July 2023

You’ll be invited to attend a new starter induction after your exams. This will give you a final opportunity to visit Connell before the summer. You will be able to meet your potential new classmates and ask any questions about joining us in September.

August 2023

On GCSE results day, you’ll come to Connell to enrol. Don’t worry if you’ve changed your mind about what you want to study. Staff will help you with your choices to ensure you’re on the right pathway for your chosen career.