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. Each and every student is offered a place in the Sixth Form and we endeavour to find a suitable and inspiring pathway for all Fifth Formers to continue their studies at RGS in the Sixth Form and 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 and A Level Options 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.
Academic Scholarships with a fee remission value of £1000 per year are awarded to the top 20 performing students at GCSE based on average points score for all GCSE subjects sat. This is a change from the previous arrangements when an A* count was used. We have changed it because of the move to numbers rather than grading and whilst the exact equivalencies of grades 8 and 9 are being confirmed nationally. 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.
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.
Successful 16+ candidates will usually receive an offer of a place conditional on their performance at GCSE. The school expects applicants for the Sixth Form to achieve a grade 7 (A) or higher in the subjects they wish to study at A Level and an overall grade profile of at least four grade 7s (A) and no other grades lower than a 6 (B) at GCSE. Candidates should also have demonstrated an excellent attitude to work, and a willingness to contribute to the life of the school. NB: these guidelines are subject to change. Please check with the Admissions Registrar
Academic Scholarships with a fee remission value of £1000 per year are awarded to the top 20 performing students at GCSE, including external candidates, based on average points score for all GCSE subjects sat.
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.
Reigate Grammar School’s Gershon Bursary scheme gives significant opportunities to 16 to 18 year olds wishing to pursue a career in science, mathematics or engineering at university and beyond. The Gershon Bursary is kindly provided by former Reigate Grammar School student 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 are available for new and existing students joining the Sixth Form at Reigate Grammar School.
For copies of the current prospectus and any enquiries, please contact the Admissions Secretary email: firstname.lastname@example.org