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The Burgate Sixth Form Taster Day


November 2020 - for students who are in Year 11

The Taster Day is your opportunity to be a student at The Burgate Sixth Form for the day. You will meet Mrs Fenner, the Head of Sixth Form, the Heads of Year, tutors and of course the subject teachers.

To book your place and choose your subjects for the day’s lessons,
please complete our online Taster Day application form
posted here in September 2020.

Please choose two subjects in each block, ranking them in order of preference: 1st and 2nd choice.

The lessons you choose are taster lessons and will help you to make an informed decision about your A Level choices.

Timetable for Taster Day

The day begins at 8.30 am with a brief meeting in the Sixth Form Hall.You will then be given your personal timetable and taster lessons will run for the remainder of the day.

Hot and cold food is available from the Sixth Form kitchen at break and lunchtime.

The day finishes at 3.00 pm.

The dress code for the Sixth Form is smart casual.


Travelling here by bus

Wilts and Dorset Buses run 4 buses from Salisbury to The Burgate Sixth Form. These Burgate buses, which are numbered B1, B2, B3 and B4, will be available to you on Taster Day free of charge. Please refer to the bus timetables on our website to find the stop nearest to your home.

Alderholt Residents - Free Minibus Travel on Taster Day (for Non-Burgate Students)

We have a limited number of seats available on our school minibus for Year 11 students living in Alderholt who would like to join us for Taster Day. (Any current Burgate Year 11 student living in Alderholt should use the normal Tourist bus on this day.)  

For non-Burgate students this service will be free on Taster Day. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and are not guaranteed until you have received email confirmation from the school. 

If you would like to enquire about a seat on this service please email: 

There will be an option also to apply for a seat on this service should you secure a student place with us from September 2020. Again, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and are not guaranteed until you have received email confirmation from the school. Payment for this should be made via the school gateway once on roll. 

Please follow this link to view our current school minibus route and times.


If you have any queries about any aspect of our Taster Day or The Burgate Sixth Form application process please telephone Mrs Williamson on 01425 652039, option 2 or email

We look forward to welcoming you to The Burgate Sixth Form and hope you enjoy your day.