Entry at 13+ Pre-Test 2024

The recommended route for 13+ applications

There are two routes for entry to Reigate Grammar School at 13+. Candidates may either sit the entrance examination whilst they are in Year 8 or sit the 13+ pre-test whilst they are in Year 6.

13 + Pre-Test entrance procedure
(for candidates in Year 6)

Candidates wishing to join the school at 13+ in September 2024 may sit the entrance examination whilst they are in Year 6. Boys and girls who will be 13 years old on the 1 September of the year of proposed entry sit an entrance examination in the spring term of Year 6. Three areas will be assessed: Mathematics, English and verbal & non-verbal Reasoning. Please note that for September 2024 entry the sample papers below will be updated in spring/summer 2021. Currently they apply only to those applying for September 2023 entry.


Monday 15 November 2021 – Closing date for applications
If you have missed this date and still wish to apply, please contact the Admissions Registrar, Mrs Philippa Watkins on 01737 222231 or email: admissions@reigategrammar.org

Friday 26 November 2021 – Scholarships Form Deadline

Monday 3rd January 2022 – Bursary Application Deadline

Friday 7 January 2022 – 11+ exam day
During the day, prospective pupils also have the opportunity to sample one of the many activities that are on offer. All candidates will automatically be considered for academic scholarships.

Saturday 22 & Saturday 29 January 2022 – Interviews
Candidates are interviewed by a member of staff and will be asked to talk about their hobbies and interests. Candidates will also have a group interview with the Headmaster.

Thursday 10  February 2022 – offers of places
Offers of places for 13+ pre test entry will be sent to parents during February 2022, in line with other local independent schools.


There will be three exams: Mathematics, English and a Reasoning test (verbal and non-verbal). Sample entrance examination papers for 13+ pre test entry in 2024 will be made available in the Autumn term 2021. The samples currently on the website relate to 13+ pre test in 2023 only. Owing to ongoing changes with covid restrictions, assessment papers and format is subject to change.

The computerised example below provides a sample of the types of questions that will appear in the RGS assessment

For more information or if you have any queries please contact the Admissions Registrar, Mrs Philippa Watkins on 01737 222231 or email: admissions@reigategrammar.org

In advance of any entrance examination or interview, we will always ask each candidate’s current school for a written report. It is therefore important that parents inform their child’s current school that they have lodged an application with us.