Year 9 Entry (13+)

Academic Scholarships

We are delighted you are considering Royal Russell for your child.

We will meet and assess your child when they are in Year 7 or Year 8 for entry at Year 9. We do this by gathering information from a selection of sources including the Assessment Day and a School Report from your child's present school.

See below the application timeline and information on registration. 

he Assessment Day

This consists of a number of activities within a day spent at Royal Russell.  We believe the day gives us an opportunity to get a well-rounded view of your child, rather than depending solely on assessment results.  The day will include:

Assessment - assessment in English, maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning.  We use the Atom Learning platform to carry out these assessments on a PC during the assessment day.  You can view tasters of the assessment, by clicking here

Interview - we interview all candidates and ask them to bring a piece of work or an object of interest as a starting point for a discussion.

Lunch - candidates will have the opportunity to relax with their peers over a delicious Royal Russell lunch.

An activity of their choice - all candidates will take part in an activity with their peers.  We offer a range of activities for candidates to choose from and these may include sport, cooking, art, debating, design and technology or computer science.

Application Timeline


Register your child for a place at Royal Russell