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Late Transfer Testing

The Royal Grammar School administers its own late transfer testing.

Admission to Year 8, 9 and 10 will be handled in accordance with the school’s Late Transfer Procedure.  Please refer to our Admissions Policies (day & boarding) for full details, including the over subscription criteria.

Testing Criteria
The academic eligibility of students seeking admission under the school’s Late Transfer Procedure will be assessed through curriculum based tests in English and Mathematics. Students will be required to achieve a minimum standard in each of the tests in order to qualify.

We do not provide sample papers and advise that coaching or revision is not required.

Testing does not mean that there are places available, but allows the school to establish a waiting list of qualified students should a place become available. The test is valid for 12 months. Your son will need to sit the test in the next testing round to retain his place on the waiting list.

Late Transfer 2025
Details of the Late Transfer Procedure for admission in September 2025 can be found in the school’s Admissions Policies.

Timeline for Late Transfer 2025

  • From 31 October 2024 - Parents can register their son for testing
  • Wednesday 8 January 2025 - Closing date for submitting the online registration form and providing address evidence
  • Confirmation of testing arrangements will be sent by email on or before Monday 13 January 2025
  • Thursday 6 February 2025 - Testing takes place at the school from 09:00
  • Notification of results will be sent by email on or before 30 March 2025.

When registration opens, you will be asked to upload documents as you complete the form, eg Evidence of Home Address and if applicable, SEN, Special Requirements for Testing, Free School Meals.  Please have these documents ready before you start.  


Registration for the 2024 annual testing round is now closed.  Registration for the 2025 annual testing round will open on 31 October 2024.

Please direct queries by email to