London Irish Admissions 2021

Admissions Information

There will be 25 places available in Year 12 and Year 13 for students studying in the Sixth Form alongside the London Irish ACE programme.

What is the London Irish ACE Programme

The ACE scheme – Academy, Colleges and Education - is targeted at talented Year 12 and Year 13 students who have the aspirations and potential to play elite rugby. The ACE scheme gives boys the opportunity to combine rugby training with education here at The Bishop Wand School. This combination allows the students to not only gain an excellent education, but also experience high quality rugby training and match opportunities.

The rugby component of the combined development process will be delivered at the London Irish training ground in Sunbury and will be led by ACE Head Coach Richard Pryor supported by Pierre Clark and Delon Armitage.

Academic requirements

The minimum entry requirement to study at The Bishop Wand Sixth Form is 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above. Please note that the specific entry requirements for many of our subjects is grade 5 or higher at GCSE and many courses require English and Maths at a good level too. Please refer to our course booklet or online prospectus for the entry requirements for each course.

Further information

Please access the London Irish website for more information regarding the programme or contact Richard Pryor


Application Process

October 2021

Sixth Form 16+ Information Evening (recording available on 16+ tab)

October 2021

London Irish ACE Programme Information Evening (recording below)

November/December 2021

London Irish first trial

January 2022

London Irish second trial – bring a copy of your school report

January 2022

Deadline for Bishop Wand applications - download form below and send to the school address or email to Mrs Desai (

January/February 2022

Bishop Wand Sixth Form interview

March 2022

Offer emails

July 2022

Bishop Wand Sixth Form Induction Day

August 2022

Exam Results and Enrolment


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