Royal Russell School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school in the Shirley area of Croydon, South London. It educates pupils aged between 3 and 18. The school is under the patronage Her Majesty The Queen and is a member of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference.
Royal Russell resides on a site of over 100 acres in gardens in a wooded estate two miles south-east of Croydon and is noted for its stunning architecture, spacious classrooms and state-of-the-art facilities for Sport, Performing Arts, Science, Media, Technology and Design.
The small class sizes enable individual attention for each student, whilst continuous guidance and outstanding pastoral care are provided for their benefit. A strong bond exists between the school and the parents, who are regularly informed of effort, grades and the results of students in regards to the school’s assessments.
Students are profoundly cared for as aspirational targets are set for them, relative to their unique ability in each subject. They are taught mathematics, English, music, biology, geography, PSHEE, art, design and history, with French and Spanish as modern language options. The school even organises day-trips to Boulogne and a residential trip to Paris, France for Year 7 pupils.
Year 7 students are taught in classrooms equipped with an interactive whiteboard, enabling staff to employ a variety of teaching techniques. For fun after lessons, the school offers a wide range of co-curricular activities including a multitude of sports clubs such as House Sport, Academic PE, Multi Sports, Trampolining, Table Tennis, Leisure Swim, Swim Squad, Running Club, Football, Netball, Hockey and Basketball Clubs.
For those who prefer more creative engagement, the school offers Photography & Photoshop, Art & Design, Specialist Drawing Club, Design & Technology, Trinity Drama, Drama Tech and the National Theatre Playwriting Club. The musically talented can join the Orchestra, Choir, Chamber Choir, Chamber Music and Jamming Session, Training Band, Swing Band and Music Theory clubs.
All students are encouraged to live by Royal Russell’s motto: Non sibi sed omnibus (Not for one’s self but for all).
Address: Royal Russell School Coombe Lane Croydon Surrey CR9 5BX
Admissions info: [email protected] or 020 8657 4433
School Type: Independent co-educational day and boarding school
Number of Students: 900 (approx.)
11+ Exam Date: January
11+ Exam Type / Board: School’s own and CEM Select
The first step is completing a registration form. On receipt of the registration form, a confidential reference will be requested from your child’s current school.
Personal tours of the school can be arranged via the admissions office at [email protected].
The entrance examinations include maths and English assessments as well as online reasoning.
Your child will also attend a short interview and they are advised to bring a piece of work or small trophy/object of interest to be used as a starting point of the discussion. In the afternoon, your child can take part in an activity of their choice, such as Art, Science, Drama, Music, Football or Swimming.
Offers of places are generally made in January and February following the exams, whilst the deadline for acceptances is in March.
The Reasoning paper is taken online. It may well resemble the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT), which is an online reasoning assessment that covers Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.
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