Junior School Admissions

Pre-Prep Department [4 – 7 years old]

Applications are not restricted to September entry. Places may be offered to new entrants at any point during the academic year, subject to the availability of a place and following an assessment to ensure that the School is able to meet the needs of the child.


Prep Department [7 – 11 years old]

Applications are not restricted to September entry. Places may be offered to new entrants at any point during the academic year, subject to the availability of a place and following an assessment to ensure that the School is able to meet the needs of the child.

Once registered, children are invited to a two-day taster visit where they can spend time in one of our classrooms and meet peers and teachers. Assessments in Mathematics and English take place during this visit. The taster days are designed to be enjoyable and relaxed, and no preparation is required. Acceptance will be determined by the applicant’s level of attainment in relation to that of his / her peer group and his / her relative social and physical development.

The majority of our pupils will transfer to The Royal Senior School. Parents will be advised well in advance if it seems likely that their child’s educational needs at Senior level cannot be met by The Royal. All children wishing to transfer to The Royal Senior School sit entrance papers alongside external candidates.