Junior School Admissions

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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 2024 applicants to Year 3:

  • Deadline for applications: Thursday 14th December (or Wednesday 29th November if applying for bursary assistance)

  • Assessment fortnight: 15th - 25th January 2024 (Monday to Thursday both weeks)

  • Offers emailed: Early February

Dates for 2025 applicants will be confirmed nearer the time.


Year 5

Junior School female student working at her desk

We welcome between 8 and 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.

Important dates for September 2024 applicants to Year 5:

  • Deadline for applications for bursary and full fees applications: Monday 20th November 2023

  • Assessment Morning: Saturday 25th November 2023

  • Activity Day: UPDATE now Wednesday 6th December 2023

  • Offers emailed: To be confirmed

Dates for 2025 applicants will be confirmed nearer the time.

Junior School Prospectus