Junior School

Two junior school students working on a computer

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

Junior school boys building bridges

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 2022 applicants to Year 3:

  • Deadline for registration: Friday 10th December 2021 (or Wednesday 24th November 2021 if applying for bursary assistance)
  • Assessment Week: Monday 10th - Thursday 20th January 2022
  • Offers sent: To be confirmed

Dates for 2023 applicants will be confirmed nearer the time.

Year 5

Junior School female student working at her desk

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. A small number are then invited back to attend an Activity Day late November.

Important dates for September 2022 applicants to Year 5:

  • Deadline for registration: Monday 15th November (or Friday 12th November 2021 if applying for bursary assistance)
  • Assessment Morning: Saturday 20th November 2021
  • Activity Day: Monday 29th November 2021
  • Offers posted by 17th December 2021

Dates for 2023 applicants will be confirmed nearer the time.

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Book a Visit

Our doors are always open for personal tours during normal school days.

To arrange a tour, please contact our Head of Admissions, Ali Perry, at admissions@rgs.newcastle.sch.uk or 0191 2128968

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