Senior School Admissions

We always recommend visiting us in person and suggest an individual meeting with Mrs Pippa Smithson, Head, and a tour of the school. Seeing the Senior School ‘in action’ gives you the opportunity to observe the interaction between pupils and staff and to get a feel for The Royal’s affirmative approach to education. 

Our main entry points are at Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12. For Year 7-10 2021 entry please contact the Admissions Office on 01428 603052 or email for further information regarding the admission process. 

Year 9 entry

We encourage those who are considering a Year 9 entry to complete the entrance assessments for Year 7 and defer – nearer the point of entry we will invite the applicant for an informal interview with the Head of Upper School and to supply school reports from Year 7 and Year 8. 

November 2021

Preview Day on-site for pupils registered for Year 2022 entry.

30 November 2021

Deadline for registrations. All school reports and Head’s references will be requested. 

December 2021/January 2022

Entrance Assessments for external candidates. These, combined with school reports, Head’s references and an interview with Mrs Smithson will form the basis of our offer to join The Royal School. More information will be available nearer the time. No preparation is required for these assessments. 

December 2021/January 2022

Scholarship assessments for Academic, Art, Music, Performance and Sport scholarships. Interviews with Mrs Smithson.  More information is available here

January 2022

Letter sent to all applicants confirming place in Year 7 and any scholarship awarded.

Please contact our Admissions Team on 01428 603052 for further information regarding the admission process.