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Royal Grammar School, Newcastle: Year 5/Nine Plus (9+) Entry Assessment Information

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Newcastle upon Tyne Royal Grammar School (RGS) is an independent school that caters for boys and girls aged 7-18. It was founded in the sixteenth century as a boys’ school but became fully co-educational in 2008. Whilst being rightly proud of its rich history, RGS is very much a forward-looking establishment.


Academic success is important to RGS. The curriculum is both broad and challenging, with Junior School pupils enjoying traditional subjects, such as maths, English and science, and non-traditional subjects, such as drama and music. Teachers encourage pupils to think for themselves and to think creatively.


The co-curricular programme at Royal Grammar School is extensive, allowing pupils to develop existing skills and discover new talents while having fun. Activities on offer include climbing, gymnastics, coding and sewing. Furthermore, the school is open to adding to the programme based on suggestions from students. Getting involved in pursuits outside of the classroom helps pupils develop their confidence and become well-rounded young adults.


Pastoral care is taken seriously by all staff at RGS. The school recognises that to be happy and do well academically, children need to feel safe and secure. Pupils are taught to be compassionate, kind and tolerant, values the school holds high. This creates a positive environment in which pupils can thrive. Should any student experience difficulties or have any concerns, they are encouraged to talk to their class teacher so they can get the support they need.


Royal Grammar School, Newcastle: Contact Details and Admissions Process for Year 5 (9+) Entry


Address: Eskdale Terrace, Jesmond, NE2 4DX

County: Tyne and Wear

Admissions info: or 0191 212 8968

School type: Co-educational independent school

Open Morning: November

Assessment date: November of Year 4


As the first step in the admissions process, RGS encourages you to visit the school so you can see if it is a good fit for your child. You can arrange a personal tour during the week to see the school in action, enabling you to meet current pupils, speak to the Head and explore the facilities. You can also attend the Open Morning in November, which will give you the chance to meet staff members and ask any questions you have.


Should you decide to register your child for a place in Year 5 (one of the main entry points to the Junior School), this needs to be done by the November deadline when your child is in Year 4. Registering includes paying a £25 non-refundable registration fee. 


Once registered, RGS will want a report from your child’s current school. The report will help RGS decide whether your child is the sort of pupil who will be able to fully access their curriculum and make the most of all they have to offer. 


Less than a week after the registration deadline, your child will attend the Assessment Morning to sit tests in English and mathematics. Based on the results of these tests and the quality of the school reports, some children will be invited to the Activity Day, held in December of Year 4. The Activity Day means the school can further assess your child’s academic ability and also assess other qualities, such as their social skills, ability to work as part of a team and their level of resilience.


Royal Grammar School, Newcastle: Year 5 (9+) Bursaries


A limited number of bursaries, worth up to 100% of the school’s fees, are available to candidates who excel in the entrance tests and need financial assistance to be able to attend RGS. Please note that you will need to provide documentary evidence regarding your finances. If you wish to apply for a bursary, you should indicate this on your child’s registration form. 


RGS does not currently offer any scholarships.


Royal Grammar School, Newcastle: Year 5 (9+): Entrance Assessment


  • The English test comprises comprehension, creative writing, spelling and sentence completion. 
  • The maths test will assess your child’s mathematical reasoning and arithmetic skills. Most of the questions will be appropriate for the relevant National Curriculum stage; however, some questions will be more challenging, designed to enable the school to see which candidates are exceptional at maths. 


The English test and the maths test do not use multiple-choice questions. 


Preparing for the Royal Grammar School Year 5 (9+) Entrance Assessment


Practice tests are an effective tool when preparing for the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, 9+ exam. With the help of our practice tests, your child will learn how to deal with various 9+ exam question types quickly and confidently, helping to alleviate any nerves before the big day. 


The practice tests will enable you to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses. This means you will be able to allocate more time to any areas requiring improvement.


Most of our 9+ resources are accompanied by detailed step-by-step video tutorials for every question. These are available for free with purchases. Paying close attention to the video tutorials can help your child develop their understanding across all the areas that are likely to be tested.


Our practice tests are used successfully every year by hundreds of thousands of students targeting schools with a competitive entrance exam. They are age-appropriate, reflecting the demands of the actual exam, meaning your child will have no surprises on the day.


The resources we recommend to help your child prepare for the Royal Grammar School 9 Plus entrance exam can be found below. Not only will they help prepare your child for the entrance assessment, but they will also put them in a good position to be able to embrace the challenging curriculum at the Junior School of Royal Grammar School, Newcastle.


Royal Grammar School, Newcastle: Year 5 (9+) Exam Practice Papers




We highly recommend the following practice papers to help your child prepare for Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, 9+ English exam. They cover everything your child needs to know about spelling, grammar and comprehension:


Full Practice Tests


9+ English Pack 1

9+ English Pack 2


Comprehension Skills


9+ Inference Skills

9+ Reading Workbook

9+ Vocabulary and Grammar


Writing Skills


9+ Spelling

9+ Punctuation


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The following 9+ practice papers are ideal for Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, Maths exam preparation:


Full Practice Tests


9+ Maths Pack 1

9+ Maths Pack 2


Targeted Skill Development


9+ Mental Arithmetic

9+ Problem Solving


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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that might come up in the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, 9+ exam. The information provided about RGS was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of possible future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


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