Welcome from the Admissions Registrar
The choice of the right Secondary School for your son and then the subsequent application procedure can seem, at first, to be both unsettling and daunting.
The RGS aims to make the whole process as transparent, smooth and clear as possible, and to guide parents through the various stages for each entry point from initial interest, to enquiry, to visiting the School, to registration, to assessment and to confirmation of the outcome. The information provided on the website will give a systematic insight into each phase; however, we fully appreciate what an important decision this is and we encourage all prospective parents to get in touch if further clarification is required on any element of the admissions literature.
Our entrance procedures are designed to help us offer places to boys who will flourish here. The normal ages for entry to the RGS are 11 (Year 7), 13 (Year 9) and into the Sixth Form (Year 12). Occasionally, individual boys are admitted at other times, provided a vacancy exists.
Boys wishing to enter the School at 11 take the RGS Entrance Examinations in the January of their Year 6.
The 2017 exam will take place on Saturday 14 January.
The examinations test English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning. Boys are admitted on the basis of these examinations, an interview and a confidential report from the Head of the boy's present school.
Boys wishing to enter the School at 13 should take the RGS Entrance Examinations at the age of 11 and then are able to defer their place for two years. Offers are confirmed by the boys passing the RGS Scholarship or Common Entrance Examinations which are taken in Year 8.
Boys wishing to enter the Sixth Form at age 16 are interviewed at RGS during the Lent Term. Normally they will meet the Headmaster, the Head of Sixth Form and the Heads of Department of their proposed A Level subjects. Successful candidates will be provisionally offered a place, subject to satisfactory GCSE grades being achieved.
The procedure by which boys join the RGS is explained more fully in the Admissions Supplement
Mrs Kathryn Sweet
Royal Grammar School
EMail: Kathryn Sweet