Year 9 Entry (13+)

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 join us for one of our virtual events. Please click here for more information. 

The Examination Day

  • Candidates will take the assessments at Royal Russell School or it can be arranged for them to take place at the candidates current school. 
  • There will be assessments in Maths, English and Online Reasoning.  Sample papers and further information are available on the website
  • We interview all candidates in person or remotely and ask them to bring a piece of work or small trophy/object of interest to be used as a starting point for discussions

If you would like any further information regarding the entrance exam, please contact the Admissions team on

Sample Year 9 Papers

Key Dates for September 2022 Admission

Royal Russell School Open Morning (Nursery, Junior and Senior School) Morning 25 September 2021  (8:30 am to 12:00 noon)
Royal Russell Sixth Form Information Evening Thursday 7 October 2021
Closing Date for Art, Drama, Music & Sports Scholarship Forms Friday 12 November 2021

Closing Date for All Registration Forms                                                     

Friday 12 November 2021
Closing Date for Return of Bursary Forms        Friday 12 November 2021

Sport Scholarship Assessments (Football, Hockey, Netball)

Friday 26 November 2021
Art Scholarship Assessment

Tuesday 30 November 2021

Drama Scholarship Auditions  Tuesday 30 November 2021
Music Scholarship Auditions  Tuesday 30 November 2021
Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarship Conditional Offers Tuesday 14 December 2021
Year 7 Entrance Exam Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 January 2022
Year 9 Entrance Exam Wednesday 5 January 2022
Offer of Places for Girls

Thursday 20 January 2022

Offer of Places for Boys

Thursday  10 February 2022

Closing Date for Acceptances

Monday 7 March 2022