The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We work in close partnership with our schools, ensuring that we facilitate the sharing of best practice and provide access to a wide range of partners and resources for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Visit our website here or follow us on Twitter @olympustrust.


How to Apply & Entry Requirements

Please click on the link here for the Minimum Entry Criteria.

The Application Process

STAGE ONE - October to December

  • Attend the Open Evening on Wednesday 6 November 2019 (6:00pm – 8:00 p.m)
  • Choose courses you want to study at Post 16  
  • Check entry criteria for the course. 
  • Internal candidates to apply by Friday 10 January 2020.  
  • External applicants should complete the Application Form and return it to Post 16 Reception as soon as possible or email to

    Dear Parent/Carer

    Your child’s Artwork from their Art GCSE can be collected on either Tuesday 22 October or Friday 25 October from Abbeywood School, please ask for Mr Fletcher in the Art Department.

    Unfortunately, if your or your child does not collect this on either of these dates, the artwork will be destroyed as we do not have storage space to keep this.

    Best wishes.

STAGE TWO – January to May

  • All Year 11 Students and external candidates will have an interview with a member of the Post 16 Team to discuss their chosen subjects and check if their timetable will fit.  Parents are invited to accompany students.
  • An acceptance letter will be sent home to parents by the end of January with details of provisional courses chosen by students.

STAGE THREE – June to August

  • Students should focus on working hard towards achieving the best grades possible
  • Students will be invited in for a Taster Day in July where they will be set Bridging Work to support them with the transition from Year 11 to 12
  • On Results Day, members of the Post 16 team will be available in the unlikely event that students don’t quite get the grades they need for certain courses

It is essential that on Results Day external students come to the ACS Post 16 Centre with a copy of their results. 


If you have any questions or want more information, please don’t hesitate in getting in touch with

Post 16 Application Form