Senior School Admissions

The main entry point to the Senior School is at Year 7 (age 11) where we currently welcome about 72 new students from a wide range of schools and 72 students from the RGS Junior School.

Year 7 applicants will take an online aptitude test and a written English paper. A number of children are invited back for an informal group activity. This is an opportunity for us to get to know them better before deciding whether we can offer them a place in our Year 7. We also request a report from their current school.

Important dates for September 2023 applicants to Year 7:

  • Deadline for registration: Friday 13th January 2023 (or Wednesday 23rd November 2022 if applying for bursary assistance)
  • Year 7 Assessment: Saturday 28th January 2023
  • Assessment Activity: To be confirmed
  • Offers emailed: Wednesday 1st March 2023
  • Dates for 2024 applicants will be confirmed nearer the time.

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Senior School Prospectus

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 or 0191 2128968

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