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Sixth Form



Ada, the National College for Digital Skills offers students (16 to 19) the opportunity to learn relevant digital skills to pursue their dream job in tech. We are a unique community which puts computer programming at the heart of everything we do. Our students are the future game changers: challenging the norm, excited by change, and resilient in the face of adversity.

We look to offer places to young pupils who have a great desire to learn about the digital industry, combined with a desire to be the best that they can be.

We want to remove the glass ceiling for women and individuals from low-income backgrounds in the tech industry. Everyone, from any background, is entitled to a quality education and a better future. Our community is united by digital, so we work closely with Haringey Council and the local community to ensure the inclusion extends beyond the walls of Ada.

Click on the button below to view our Sixth Form Prospectus

Travelling to Ada

London campus

Address: 1 Sutherland Street, London, SW1V 4LD

Nearest Public Transport Links: Victoria Station, (Victoria, District and Circle lines and National rail) or Pimlico Station (Victoria line).  For directions please click here.

Contact Information

If you would like to know more, or have a specific question please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Admissions department.

Telephone:  0203 1050125

Registration Procedure and Process

Filling in an application form is the first step for students who would like to be considered for a place at Ada, the National College for Digital Skills.

Once a student has applied, they will receive an invitation to an Assessment Centre (Lift-off day), which will consist of two 10 minute interviews (with a 5-minute break in between) which are designed to assess their aptitude and motivations for studying at Ada. 

Before completing the Assessment Centre (Lift-off day), students will need to complete three pre-assessment tasks at least 24 hours beforehand. 

1. Predicted grades and attendance 

Students are required to provide a copy of their most recent school report, including a set of predicted GCSE grades and attendance percentage. It must be clear that it has been supplied by their school (for example, printed on headed paper). You will receive an email with a link to a form and use this to upload a digital copy of this document.

2. Additional support form 

The Additional support form is mandatory. It is designed for applicants to inform us of any additional support they may need when studying at Ada. This will also be sent via email.

Please note that this won't be used as part of our decision-making process. However, we may contact the applicant's current school to ask for additional details, but only if we decide to make them an offer to join our Sixth Form.

Failure to complete the two forms (school report and additional support) will delay Ada's decision to make an offer for a place to study following Lift-off day.

If for any reason the applicant is not able to complete the forms or attend their Lift-off day, they need to contact us urgently to discuss the possibility of alternative arrangements.