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Last updated: December 12th, 2022

Consultation for Sixth Form Expansion

Consultation for Sixth Form Expansion

From Friday 9th December 2022 to Monday 23rd January 2023, St John the Baptist School is running a formal consultation with relevant stakeholders and the community to explore the possible expansion of the existing Sixth Form.

The increase in the 16-19 demographic locally, based upon the numbers of students already in local schools and projected data provided by DfE and Surrey County Council, shows that in future years, the school may have to review its entrance criteria or reject a significant number of applicants, unless it is able to expand the College estate to create additional places for students.

The basis for the consultation is a proposal to expand St John the Baptist School Sixth Form to add a further 50 places into Year 12 starting in September 2024, increasing the total capacity of the Sixth Form to 400 (from 300 currently). The increase in capacity would require a newly built extension creating 5 additional classrooms, additional eating space and other associated facilities such as offices and toilets. This extension would be dependent on planning permission and funding through a Post-16 Capacity Fund application. It is not anticipated that we will need to make change to our current admissions policy at this time.

This consultation seeks to:

  • Understand what stakeholders feel about the proposal to expand the existing Sixth Form.
  • Provide an opportunity for respondents to share comments and questions about the proposals.

SJB Sixth Form Expansion Consultation Document

How to give your views                       

There are several ways to give us your views on this proposal:

All responses need to be received by midnight on 23rd January.

What happens after the consultation process?


  1. 4-week consultation with stakeholders including parents/carers
  2. There will be a virtual consultation on Monday 16 January 2023 (details above)
  3. Consultation closes at midnight on Monday 23 January 2023
  4. The Local Governing Body considers consultation feedback
  5. Approval from Regional Schools Director sought
  6. 16- 19 Capacity Fund bid to provide capital investment is reviewed
  7. The School/ College implements proposed change (if approved and capital funding awarded)