Admissions Process

At The Royal School we aim to make the admissions process as friendly and relaxed as it can be. 


The Entrance Examination for September 2024 entry will take place on Saturday 25 November 2023.


Our Entrance Examination tests a candidate’s ability in English and Maths. There will also be a short, hand-written creative writing assessment that forms part of the English assessment. The assessments are based on the National Curriculum work that the pupils will have been doing in their current school. No special tutoring is required beyond this.


Candidates will be invited to a friendly, informal interview with a member of staff. This is an opportunity to find out more about your child, their wider interests, hobbies, and find out why they want to join The Royal School.


Please note that if your child qualifies for extra time, you must inform us in advance of the day and provide proof. Proof may include a letter from your child’s current school or a relevant report.


We occasionally have spaces that become available in other year groups. Please contact the Admissions Team to check availability in the relevant year group before applying, email or call our Head of Admissions, Mrs Marcia Bourne on T: +44 (0)1428 603051. Candidates applying outside of standard entry point at 11+ are required to sit an age-appropriate English and Mathematics paper, and will have an informal interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

As part of the admissions process, once your child is registered with us, we will contact their current school to request a confidential reference.


Make contact with us

Our Admissions Team is available Monday to Friday. We are happy to have an informal chat about how we can support you, your son/daughter through the process.

To contact Admissions, please email or call T: +44 (0)1428 603051.


Visit us in person

To experience the unique and friendly atmosphere of the school we would like to invite you to register for an open event.

Our Admissions team offer weekday Talk & Tours. To contact Admissions, please email or call T: +44 (0)1428 603051.


Register your child

Once you have finalised your decision we will ask you to complete our registration form and pay the registration fee (£100 for UK Day/UK Boarders, £200 for International Day/International Boarders). Our Admissions Team is available by telephone or email to answer any further questions you may have. Following your registration, we will keep in touch with you throughout the admissions process. To register CLICK HERE.


Reference & Reports

As part of the admissions process, once your child is registered with us, we will contact their current school to request a confidential reference.


Assessment, Interview & Taster

We hold our assessment day for entry to the Senior School in November prior to the year of entry. For Year 5 & Year 6 applicants, we offer a two-day taster visit (including assessments in Mathematics and English).


Offer letter, acceptance and deposit

To secure your child's place, simply complete and return the acceptance paperwork and acceptance refundable deposit of £750 by the deadline given. 


Onboarding & Induction

Once a place has been accepted, the admissions team will provide you with details of upcoming induction days and events to support your child's transition into The Royal. Transition events take place in the Summer Term.