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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for 2020 Applicants

We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back in September!

Please see the link here to the Government’s revised guidance released on 2 July that all children and young people, in all year groups, will return to school and college full time from the beginning of the autumn term:

We will shortly be sending out, to all our current students, and those joining us in September, all the details you need for a safe, smooth start to your studies in September.

We will be in touch soon with more information to keep you informed and look forward to welcoming you to the college very soon!

Please keep checking your emails for any updates!

Useful Information for applicants

Don’t forget to read our full admissions policy: Admissions Policy July 2020

Scroll down for a list of frequently asked questions.

What happens when?


Closing date: Monday 13th January 2020.

CAP School applicants: applications should be made via MyChoice@16, your school will explain what you need to do.

All other applicants: applications should be made via the Long Road website using this link: Online Application Login/Registration.


Admissions Interviews will take place from November 2019 until spring 2020.

Offers will be confirmed by email within 4 weeks of the admissions interview. You must confirm that you wish to hold your offer within 2 weeks of receiving the email.

Welcome Days

Applicant Welcome Days will be held on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd June 2020. All students who are holding an offer to study at Long Road will be invited to attend. Applicants will be allocated a date to attend and notified via email. Attendance is not compulsory but will give applicants the opportunity to find out more about Long Road and try out their subjects.


New student enrolment will take place on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th August 2020. Please do not book holidays during this time as you will need to enrol in person. You will be notified of the date and time of your enrolment appointment via email in late July 2020. You will need to bring your GCSE results to your enrolment appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it matter if I don’t put Long Road as my first choice?
No – we offer interviews to all applicants.

I’ve missed the application deadline, what should I do?
The application deadline is Monday 13th January 2020, any applications received after this date may be placed on a waiting list if we are oversubscribed.

What happens if I’m not predicted a Grade 4 in Maths and/or English GCSE?
All options, including re-taking GCSEs, will be discussed with you at your admissions interview.

How do I know if my school belongs to Cambridge Area Partnership (CAP)?
Click here for a list of all Cambridge Area Partnership schools. 

I currently attend a school that doesn’t belong to the Cambridge Area Partnership (CAP). Will this affect my application?
We welcome applicants from all schools and treat all applications equally, regardless of the school attended. The only time that we would give preference to CAP applicants is if the College as a whole is over-subscribed.

What happens if I am moving into the area from another part of the UK or abroad?
You need to apply via our website using this link: Online Application Login/Registration. If you have any issues please email

Do you accept IGCSEs?
Yes, we accept all qualifications equivalent to GCSEs. If you are unsure about your qualifications please email

Can I apply to study both A Levels and Level 3 Diplomas?
Yes, there are lots of possible combinations of courses which are explained on page 52 of our Prospectus. You will need to meet the entry requirements for all courses you wish to study, entry requirements can be found on individual course pages.

What happens if I want to change one of my subjects after my application?
You will have the opportunity to discuss your subjects and make changes to your application at your applicant interview. If you wish you make any changes after this please email

What happens at the admissions interview?
Your admissions interview is an individual informal discussion with a member of staff, usually lasting around 20 minutes. You will discuss your subjects, extra-curricular interests and career aspirations with your interviewer who will be able to offer advice and guidance on your study programme. It is also your opportunity to discuss any additional support you may require.

Your parent/carer is welcome to attend your interview with you.

At the end of your interview, you will be made a verbal conditional offer and given a booklet detailing the courses you have applied for, information discussed in your interview and further information about Long Road.

Click here to read our full interview preparation guide.

What happens after my admissions interview?
We will email your conditional offer to you within 4 weeks of your interview. We will ask you to confirm within 2 weeks of receiving this email that you wish to hold your conditional offer. You will receive more information during the summer term, including your enrolment date/time.

All information will be emailed to you. It is important that you check your emails regularly and notify us of any email address changes.