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How to apply

We welcome applications from parents, guardians and partner organisations.

There two entry points to the School, at 13+ (year 9) and at 16+ (year 12).

Please do read the details below for key timings and as an outline of what to expect. If you would like further information, call Becky Witcomb on 01788 556267 or email her at rw2@rugbyschool.net and she will be able to assist you. To visit the School's Admissions page please click here

 

Applying for a 13+ (year 9) place

The application process begins in the June before the year of entry when children are nominated and encouraged to complete and return our Preliminary Information Form. Application forms are expected to be submitted by the September and a visit arranged by the October. Candidates will then be invited to return in the November to sit our entrance tests in English and maths. Those children being taken forward are invited for final, formal interviews in the following January with the Deputy Head (Pastoral), the Assistant Head (Middle School) and the Chairman of the Development Board. Parents of these children will need to complete a Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances form and return it to the Bursary before the final interviews take place.

 

Applying for a 16+ (year 12) place

The application process begins in the June before the year of entry when children are nominated. Application forms are expected to be submitted by the September and potential candidates should arrange to visit Rugby School on either of the two open days (in June or September) or by personal visit before the October of Year 11. Parents of candidates will also need to complete a Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances form and return it to the Bursary before this closing date. Candidates sit entrance examinations and attend interviews in November at Rugby School. In exceptional circumstances we can make arrangements for children to sit entrance tests either at their current school or at an agreed testing site. Those children being taken forward are invited for final, formal interviews in the following January with the Deputy Head (Pastoral), the Assistant Head (Upper School) and the Chairman of the Development Board. Entry to our sixth form also requires all applicants to pass our minimum entry qualification at GCSE which will be at least three at grade 7 and another three at grade 6 or above (including English and maths and the subjects to be studied at A Level).