Difference between “download” and “subscribe”

Download is a one-off import of dates. If dates change, you will need to download the calendar file again to update your data. If you subscribe to the calendar feed, your calendar application will sync dates automatically without the need for a manual update so you will always have the latest information.

Subscribe to the Sixth Form calendar by adding http://is.gd/sba6f[your intake year] to your preferred application. e.g. http://is.gd/sba6f2017 if you started the sixth form in 2017

Supported Calendar Applications

Any calendar that works with iCal (.ics) or XML format, including:

  • iPhone/iPad
  • Outlook 2010-2016
  • Outlook 2007
  • Outlook.com and Hotmail
  • Gmail (Google Calendars)
  • Calendar (on Mac)
  • Sunbird/Thunderbird

iPhone/iPad (iOS versions may differ)

  1. Select Settings on your device
  2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  3. Select Add Account
  4. Select Other at the bottom
  5. Select Add Subscribed Calendar
  6. Tap the Server box and enter the calendar URL
  7. Select Next
  8. Optionally modify the description

Outlook 2010-2016

  1. Click Calendarson the bottom left of the screen
  2. Click Open Calendar on the top menu
  3. Choose From Internet
  4. Enter the URL and click OK (URL can be found near the top of this page)
  5. Click Yes to agree

Outlook 2007

  1. Go to Tools > Account Settings
  2. Choose Internet Calendars tab
  3. Click ..
  4. Paste the URL into the location field (URL can be found near the top of this page)
  5. Click Add

Outlook.com and Hotmail

  1. Login to you outlook.com/Hotmail account
  2. Click the grid of 9 squares and select Calendar
  3. On the toolbar (located above day/week/month tabs), click Import
  4. Select Subscribe in the left column
  5. Enter Calendar URL
  6. In the Calendar name box, type a name for the calendar
  7. Next to Color, select a color for the calendar
  8. Click Subscribe
  9. Click Done


Gmail (Google Calendar)

  1. Login to your Gmail account
  2. Click Calendar on the top menu (the menu above the search box)
  3. Click the down arrowbeside Other Calendars on the left menu
  4. Click Add by URL
  5. Enter the URL (URL can be found near the top of this page)
  6. Click Add Calendar

Calendar (on Mac)

  1. Open Calendar app
  2. Click File > New Calendar Subscription
  3. Enter URL (URL can be found near the top of this page)
  4. Click Subscribe


  1. Choose the menu option File > New > Calendar…
  2. Select the on the Network option and click Next
  3. Choose iCalendar (ICS) format and paste the URL into the Location field (URL can be found near the top of this page)
  4. Follow prompts to complete your calendar setup

Other calendars may be supported, please try the subscription address with them.