The Royal Senior School

Day Weekly Boarding Full Boarding Flexi Boarding Surrey

The Royal School is a co-educational independent school for pupils aged 0 –18 and a member of United Learning.

Year Founded 1840
Religion Christian
Charity Commission
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The Royal Senior School has a total of 229 pupils, with 64 pupils in the Sixth Form.

Day pupil fees are from £6169, per term.

Boarding pupil fees are from £9249 to £10519, per term.

74 Day Boys
(11- 18)
108 Day Girls
(11- 18)
 
17 Boarding Boys
(11- 18)
30 Boarding Girls
(11- 18)

About The Royal Senior School

The Royal School

High Achievers. Confident Learners.

The Royal School is a co-educational independent school for pupils aged 0 –18 and a member of United Learning.

Delivering a first class education in a vibrant and caring environment, our pupils become confident, successful and compassionate young people with qualities and qualifications that enable them to excel in their adult lives.

We believe in the power of inspirational teaching to bring out the very best in every pupil. We deliver an extensive and exciting curriculum inside and outside of the classroom that successfully promotes high academic achievement and strong personal development.

Excellence is not only measured by strong A Level grades and a prestigious university course but by the personal qualities that complement academic success. Worthwhile learning is often hard. Inspiring teaching is what gives access to difficult concepts and the thrill of intellectual discovery.

We nurture and challenge each pupil to be the very best they can be. We focus on the individual, seeking to develop their talents and sparking their intellectual curiosity. We believe in a balanced approach to learning that combines academic excellence with the broader skills of resilience, caring, ambition and fun. We deliver education with character and our pupils graduate from The Royal School with the qualifications and experience they need to take up places at the highest-performing universities and enter careers that best suit their talents and interests.

Each year, parents choose The Royal School for their children because we prepare young people to make a success of their lives: subject-based learning; the development of talents; an understanding of work and society and instilling in them a lifelong set of core values:

Curiosity

Courage

Commitment

Creativity

Co-operation

Compassion

Our exceptional pastoral support and nurturing environment gives our pupils the confidence to thrive in our changing world. Our Christian ethos encourages integrity, tolerance and a sense of social responsibility in all.

In becoming part of United Learning, we are joining a group that appreciates and promotes ‘education with character’; this combination of academic success and the development of wider skills is something in which we believe strongly and which our excellent results demonstrate in full.

Scholarships & Bursaries

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (11+)
Academic and Foundation Scholarships for entry into Year 7 may be awarded to internal or external candidates, based upon the results of the January assessments and the interviews.

Awards may also be offered for excellence in Sport and Expressive Arts (Art, Dance, Drama and Music) if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves. Details of the scholarship assessment criteria may be obtained from the Registrar.

 
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (13+)
Academic and Foundation Scholarships for entry into Year 9 may be awarded to external candidates, based upon the results of the January assessments and the interviews with the Head.

Awards may also be offered for excellence in Sport and Expressive Arts (Art, Drama and Music) if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves. Details of the scholarship assessment criteria may be obtained from the Registrar.

 
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (16+)
Scholarships awarded in Year 7 or Year 9 are tenable for the duration of a pupil's time at the School, subject to the Scholarship Terms and Conditions and an annual review; In addition, pupils in Year 11 and external applicants for 16+ entry are invited to apply for Sixth Form scholarships. Awards are made for outstanding academic performance, excellence in Sport and Expressive Arts.

 
THE VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
All Scholarship Awards are an honour, carrying a nominal remission in fees of £1,000 per annum for Academic Scholars and £600 per annum for all other award holders. The Governors reserve the right not to make a scholarship award if suitable candidates do not present themselves.

Candidates who are successful in gaining a Scholarship but who require a greater remission in fees in order to take up their place may apply for a means-tested bursary. Forms are available from the Registrar or Bursar.

 
DUTIES OF A SCHOLAR
A Scholarship Award is held subject to a pupil maintaining a good standard of endeavour and conduct during their time at the School. Awards are subject to annual review by Governors and there is an expectation that an academic scholar will set an example in the way in which they approach their studies and in their personal behaviour. All scholarship holders will play an active role in the life of The Royal School. The Governors reserve the right to withdraw an award if a scholar falls short of the School’s standards.

 
SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURES
Scholarship candidates should be of the correct age for entry (11+, 13+ or 16+). Pupils sitting for Sixth Form scholarships must be in the final year of their GCSE studies (or equivalent). The School’s entrance papers include scholarship-level questions and need no special preparation. The questions are devised to test ability and potential rather than achievement alone.

Admissions Process

Senior School

Year 7 Entry - 11+ - internal and external applicants
Registrations for Year 7 entry are capped at 100 boys and 100 girls. All applicants are invited to meet the Principal at interview.
November in Year 6. Taster day – applicants spend a day in School with their peers to familiarise themselves with the learning environment. References are requested from each pupil's current school.
January in Year 6. 11+ assessments (The Royal School's own papers in English and Mathematics), a computer based assessment and an interview with the Principal and Head of Senior Boys as appropriate. Academic scholarships may be awarded on the basis of performance in the written papers.
January in Year 6. Optional Sport and Expressive Arts (Art, Dance, Drama & Music) scholarship assessments.
January in Year 6. Letter of offer (including scholarship offer, if applicable) to successful applicants.
March in Year 6. Deadline for acceptance of offers (usually 1st Monday in March).

Sixth Form Admissions
16+ (Year 12 entry) – internal and external applicants
November in Year 11. Applicants spend a day in School with their peers to familiarise themselves with the learning environment - the timetable comprises sample lessons and extra-curricular activities similar to those available at AS Level. The day includes an interview with a teaching member of the Senior Management Team.
November in Year 11. References are requested from each candidate's current school together with predicted GCSE grades
November in Year 11. Optional Academic and Expressive Arts Scholarship assessments
December in Year 11. Letters of offer (and scholarship offers, if applicable) issued to successful applicants
January in Year 11. Deadline for acceptance of offers (usually 1st week in January)
Applicants who are unable to attend on key dates (for example, because they are applying from overseas) should contact the Admissions Coordinator for assistance.

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Forthcoming Open Days

  • Senior School Open Morning

    9:00 -11:00

    It is an incredibly exciting, productive and positive time at The Royal School as the school is now fully co-educational, with girls and boys from Daycare to Upper Sixth. We have a strong academic focus at The Royal School which our pupils enjoy alongside our excellent extra-curricular activities. Our exam performance demonstrates the positive difference that a Royal School education can provide. In becoming part of United Learning in November 2019, we have joined a group that appreciates and promotes ‘education with character’ and 'powerful knowledge'; this combination of academic success and the development of wider skills is something in which we believe strongly and which our exam results demonstrate in full. Our Open Mornings are an opportunity to see the school in action, meet the Principal, staff and pupils and enjoy a tour of our beautiful site. Come and see what makes us special.

  • Senior School Open Morning

    9:00 -11:00

    It is an incredibly exciting, productive and positive time at The Royal School as the school is now fully co-educational, with girls and boys from Daycare to Upper Sixth. We have a strong academic focus at The Royal School which our pupils enjoy alongside our excellent extra-curricular activities. Our exam performance demonstrates the positive difference that a Royal School education can provide. In becoming part of United Learning in November 2019, we have joined a group that appreciates and promotes ‘education with character’ and 'powerful knowledge'; this combination of academic success and the development of wider skills is something in which we believe strongly and which our exam results demonstrate in full. Our Open Mornings are an opportunity to see the school in action, meet the Principal, staff and pupils and enjoy a tour of our beautiful site. Come and see what makes us special.