Year 7 Entry (11+)

The Application Process

Once you have completed a registration form, the admissions process is as follows:-

  • On receipt of the registration form, we will approach the candidate’s current school for a confidential reference.
  • If your child requires any exam concessions, please indicate on the registration form and attach a copy of their EHCP and a copy of an educational psychologist’s report (dated within the last two years).
  • Look at the Key Dates below for the most up-to-date entry information.
  • Complete any scholarship and/or bursary forms.
  • Download the sample papers.
  • If you have not already visited the school, please contact Admissions to arrange a personal tour.

The Examination Day

All candidates spend the day with us from 8:00am till 4:00pm.

  • There will be assessments in Maths, English and Online Reasoning.  Sample papers are available on the website.
  • We interview all candidates and ask them to bring a piece of work or small trophy/object of interest to be used as a starting point for discussions.
  • All candidates stay with us for a delicious school lunch !
  • In the afternoon, all candidates take part in an activity of their choice (for example Art, Science, Drama, Music, Football, Swimming)

If you would like any further information regarding the entrance exam, please contact the Admissions team on admissions@royalrussell.co.uk.

Key Dates for September 2021 Admission

EVENTS DATE
Open Morning Saturday 26 September 2020    8.30am to 12.00pm
Closing Date for Art, Drama, Music & Sport Scholarship Forms TBC November 2020
Closing Date for All Registration Forms TBC November 2020
Closing Date for return of Bursary Forms TBC November 2020
Sport Scholarship Assessments (Football, Hockey, Netball) TBC November 2020
Art Scholarship Assessment TBC November 2020
Drama Scholarship Auditions TBC November 2020
Music Scholarship Auditions TBC November 2020
Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarship Conditional Offers

TBC November 2020

Year 7 Entrance Exam TBC January 2021
Year 9 Entrance Exam TBC January 2021
Offers of Places For Girls TBC January 2021
Offers of Places For Boys TBC February 2021
Deadline for Acceptances TBC March 2021