New city sixth form has to turn away 20 students

A new sixth form at a Sheffield school is oversubscribed this term - in only its second year in operation.

Ninety students have been taken in at Bradfield School, despite there only being 80 places originally - with a further 20 turned away.

The school was given permission to open a sixth form in April last year, and it quickly opened in September.

“In the first year we had 28 students but these were drawn only from our own school,” said headteacher David Conway.

“Many of our students had already accepted places at other schools before we were given the go ahead and they didn’t want to let them down.”

By contrast 20 of the new 2014 intake were teenagers who had come from other schools, Mr Conway added.