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

EVENTS DATE
Closing Date for Art, Drama, Music & Sport Scholarship Forms Friday 15 November 2019
Closing Date for All Registration Forms Friday 15 November 2019
Closing Date for return of Bursary Forms Friday 15 November 2019
Sport Scholarship Assessments (Football, Hockey, Netball) Friday 29 November 2019
Art Scholarship Assessment Tuesday 3 December 2019
Drama Scholarship Auditions Tuesday 3 December 2019
Music Scholarship Auditions Tuesday 3 December 2019
Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarship Conditional Offers

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Year 7 Entrance Exam Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 January 2020
Year 9 Entrance Exam Tuesday 7 January 2020
Offers of Places For Girls Wednesday 22 January 2020
Offers of Places For Boys Thursday 13 February 2020
Dealine for Acceptances Friday 6 March 2020