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 Simeon Barnes (e-mail

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.

Application Process

July 2020

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

October 2020

London Irish ACE Programme Information Evening (recording below)

5th December 2020

London Irish first trial

January 2021

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

Friday 22nd January 2021

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

January/February 2021

Bishop Wand Sixth Form interview

March 2021

Offer emails

Tuesday 6th July 2021

Bishop Wand Sixth Form Induction Day

Thursday 19th August 2021

Exam Results and Enrolment


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Application form 2021 07th Jul 2020 Download