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The Duke of York's Royal Military School

A co-educational boarding school for students aged 11-18

Our Sixth Form


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Students entering our Sixth Form look forward to excellent educationally and personal support. We recognise this is time when important decisions are made about the future and young people at this age are defining their personalities and character. It’s a time when a sense of direction and purpose kicks in, and more importantly, a time when individuality is shining through.

Our Sixth Form students share common aims to develop academic rigour, close friendships, career ambitions and independence in a caring and lively environment. Dedicated staff who support them, encourage each and every student to embrace a sense of possibility in what they can achieve, and to obtain the ambition and confidence to be the best they can.

The pages within this section will give you a real flavour of Sixth Form life as a Dukie, from the academic opportunities and expansive array of lifestyle activities, to the independent living and leadership responsibilities.

Being a Dukie is a very special credential to have in this competitive world, and past students are fully committed to developing a Dukie network with our current students through development of The Dukies’ Association and the Next Step Programme.

Highly successful A Level and BTEC results

With 71% of students achieving A*-C, the School are delighted to see students move on to a range of outstanding destinations.

In 2023, 83% of students went onto university, many of which were Russell Group with many students gaining lower offers from some of the top universities in recognition of the rounded, holistic education students gain. While others joined professional apprenticeships and employment; 6% of students went on to join the Armed Forces. A full destination list can be viewed here.

Outstanding success includes: Angel Umensofor with AAB in Biology, Chemistry and Maths; Ben Thorne with A* Maths, A Business and Distinction* in BTEC Computing; and Hanniel Saumaka with ABB in Psychology, History and Biology. Angel will read Medicine at University of Nottingham; for Ben it is Computer Animation and Visual Effects at University Of Portsmouth; and Hanniel will read Criminology and Finance at University of Birmingham.

The School also offer Rugby and Hockey Scholarships from Year 9, recent Rugby Scholar Stanley Bull achieved Double Distinction* in BTEC Sport and B in Geography while benefitting from our elite player pathway with Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club.


The school offer 80% academic scholarships to students that gain at least 8 GCSE passes including English and Mathematics, with grade 8 or above in at least three GCSEs and grade 7 or above in a further three GCSEs. All scholarship candidates must be able to demonstrate an excellent behaviour record.

Download our Scholarship Brochure here

Please note, this scholarship is automatically applied for students who meet the GCSE requirements.