Entry to the Sixth Form
For Existing RGS Students
The majority of Fifth Form students at RGS stay on into the Sixth Form, and we see this as important in maintaining the inclusive ethos of the school. Students who stay on benefit from the Sixth Form facilities, the new opportunities available to them, increased independence and chances to demonstrate leadership, and the outstanding support and advice that RGS provides as they prepare for life beyond school.
All students are invited to the 16+ Information Evening in their Fifth Form, where they have an opportunity to find out about life in the Sixth Form at RGS and to talk to Heads of Departments about individual subjects. They are also encouraged to talk to current Sixth formers to find out more about what being in the Sixth Form is like.
As determined by the Governors, for entry to the Sixth Form from September 2015, the school expects internal and external applicants for the Sixth Form to achieve an A grade or higher in the subjects they wish to continue in the Sixth Form and an overall grade profile of at least 4 A grades, 4 B grades and no other grades lower than a C at GCSE. They should also have demonstrated an excellent attitude to work, and a willingness to contribute to the life of the school.
Students who subsequently obtain all A* grades in their GCSEs will be awarded an Academic Scholarship. Internal applicants can also apply for Sports, Music and Headmaster Scholarships and for the Paul Bewshea Memorial Science Scholarship. Further details of these will be sent to all parents during the Autumn Term of the Fifth Form.
Existing students are not required to apply formally to enter the Sixth Form. The Headmaster will write to the parents of any student over whom the school has any concerns well in advance of any decisions being required.
From Other Schools
We welcome applicants from any school, state or independent, who would like to join our Sixth Form. The criteria for entry are to have good predicted grades for GCSE, an excellent attitude to work, and a willingness to contribute to the life of the school.
For entry in September 2016
Successful candidates looking to join the RGS Sixth Form will receive an offer of a place conditional on their performance at GCSE. As determined by the Governors for entry to the Sixth Form from September 2015, the school expects internal and external applicants for the Sixth Form to achieve an A grade or higher in the subjects they wish to continue in the Sixth Form and an overall grade profile of at least 4 A grades, 4 B grades and no other grades lower than a C at GCSE. They should also have demonstrated an excellent attitude to work, and a willingness to contribute to the life of the school.
Candidates who subsequently obtain all A* grades in their GCSEs will be awarded an Academic Scholarship of up to 30% of fees. For details of other available scholarships, including Sport, Music and Headmaster’s Award, please click here.
Reigate Grammar School Bursaries are intended to enable gifted children to attend the school even if their parents cannot afford the full school fees.
Bursaries are only available to those who are successful in our entrance procedure and interview, and assistance is not guaranteed if a place is offered. We attempt to help as many families as possible, but funds are limited: awards will therefore be based on the child’s performance in the entrance examination and the degree of assistance required. The level of fee remission will be determined on a sliding scale which will offer up to 100% reduction in fees. Assistance towards the cost of school uniform, school meals and travel costs may also be available in cases of particular need.
New for September 2015: Gershon Bursaries
Reigate Grammar School has announced a new bursary (fees assistance) scheme that will give significant opportunities to 16 to 18 year olds wishing to pursue a career in science, mathematics or engineering at university and beyond. The announcement follows a generous commitment by former Reigate Grammar pupil and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sir Peter Gershon, whose career and dedication to science and mathematics took him from the classrooms of Reigate Grammar School, through Cambridge University and on to the boardrooms of global industry.
Students applying to become a Gershon Scholar could benefit from significant financial assistance with fees in addition to mentoring and networking support. The bursaries will be available for new and existing students joining the Sixth Form at Reigate Grammar School from September 2015. Support will come from the RGS Foundation’s 1675 Bursary Fund which supports families who would not otherwise be able to afford fees at the independent school.
For copies of the current prospectus and any enquiries, please contact the Admissions Secretary email: firstname.lastname@example.org