Senior School

The Admissions Process

Selecting the right Senior School for your child can be the most valuable decision you make as a parent and we are here to guide you and answer any questions that you have.

The usual points of entry are Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12 although places may arise from time to time in other year groups.

Our Open Events are an ideal way to learn about the life of a Russellian. Usually, we would welcome hundreds of prospective families to our campus for our Senior School Open Morning and again for our Sixth Form Information Evening on Monday 5 October. However, this year we have decided to hold a series of virtual open events in order to keep us all safe.

During these sessions you will have hear from our Headmaster and Senior Leadership team, watch a guided tour of our beautiful 110 acre campus and have the opportunity to ask any questions you have during our live Q&A. Spaces are limited so please click here to book your place at our next available date.  

We look forward to welcoming visitors back on site as soon as restrictions are lifted. 

Your next step is to complete our registration form here and pay the registration fee. The registration fee of £100 (£150 for a boarding place) is payable by cheque or can be paid by credit or debit card by telephone on 020 8657 4433 or you can do this via Wisepay here.

Royal Russell is a popular school and demand for places is high.  Our entry assessments held in January are designed to assess ability and identify potential and our aim is to ensure that we offer places to the young people to who demonstrate that they are best placed to make the most of what we offer and have the aptitude and attitude to thrive and make a positive contribution to our school community.

There is no entrance examination for Sixth Form students as acceptance is based on GCSE performance according to our entrance criteria.

Upon receiving our offer of a place, an acceptance deposit is payable to secure the place for your child.

We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about our admission procedures and to arrange a tour of the School.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Mrs Katie James
Senior School Registrar