Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

    The two main points of entry into the Junior School are at Year 3 (age 7) and Year 5 (age 9). Occasionally places do become available in other year groups and we are happy to assess children for these places.

    Year 3

    We currently welcome up to 60 boys and girls into Year 3 each year and they form three classes of 20. Children who apply are invited to spend a day here during the Assessment Week. They take part in a variety of activities that allow them to demonstrate skills and knowledge, their capacity for learning, working co-operatively and sticking at tasks, and the attributes and qualities – not all strictly academic – that will underpin their ability to thrive at the RGS. Elements of both literacy and mathematics are taught and assessed during the day. We also ask for a report from all applicants' current schools. 

    Important dates for September 2020 applicants to Year 3:

    • Deadline for registration: Friday 13th December 2019 (or Wednesday 27th November 2019 if applying for bursary assistance)
    • Assessment Week: Monday 13th - Thursday 23rd January 2020
    • Offers sent: Monday 3rd February 2020

    Dates for 2021 applicants will be confirmed nearer the time.

     

    Year 5

    We welcome up to 12 new boys and girls into Year 5 and class sizes are increased up to 24 to accommodate the new children. During our Assessment Morning girls and boys sit short test papers in literacy and mathematics. As a second stage some children are invited back for an Activity Day which is an opportunity for staff to see children working together and also to observe the sort of personal qualities that are not visible in an exam setting. We also ask for a report from their current school.

     

    Important dates for September 2020 applicants to Year 5:

    • Deadline for registration: Friday 22nd November 2019 (or Monday 18th November 2019 if applying for bursary assistance)
    • Assessment Morning: Saturday 23rd November 2019
    • Activity Day: Date to be confirmed
    • Offers sent: Tuesday 10th December 2019

    Dates for 2021 applicants will be confirmed nearer the time.