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Admission to Year 7 for September 2023

Admission to RMGS is by tests administered by Medway Council. The Medway tests comprise a Mathematics test, a Verbal Reasoning test and an Extended Writing exercise, and are normally taken by pupils in September preceding admission in the following September. 

KEY DATES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2023

DATE

EVENT

Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 September 2022

Medway Test dates for children who attend Medway primary and junior schools. 

Saturday 17 or Sunday 18 September 2022

Medway Test date for children from non-Medway schools. 

One day will be allocated to each child who attends a non-Medway primary or junior school. 

Tuesday 4 October 2022

Results of the Medway Test.

10am on Monday 10 October 2022

4pm on Tuesday 11 October 2022

Closing date for receiving Medway Test review requests.

Deadline for primary and junior schools to submit review work to Medway Council. 

Thursday 13 October 2022

Medway Test school work reviews.

Friday 21 October 2022

Review decisions posted to parents and carers.

5pm on Monday 31 October 2022

Secondary school applications close.

Wednesday 1 March 2023

Offers sent to parents and carers.

Wednesday 29 March 2023

Places must be accepted/refused and requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted.

Monday 24 April 2023

Re-allocation of school places begins and processing of late applications.

Friday 29 December 2023

End of admissions process and waiting lists close.

Please see attached link to Medway Council for further information on applying for a secondary school place.  https://www.medway.gov.uk/info/200137/schools_and_learning/1061/applying_for_a_secondary_school_place

As a result of the tests children will be deemed either selective or non-selective.

Oversubscription: If the number of RMGS preferences received, via the Medway Coordinated Scheme, from parents of children achieving selective standard exceeds the number of places available, places will be allocated in the following priority order.

(i) Children in Public Care, as defined in the Medway Coordinated Admissions Scheme to include children who are adopted and were previously looked after.

(ii) Children who are designated as receiving ‘Free School Meals’ on the qualifying date of 31 October 2021. Applicants under this criterion must complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) so that checks can be made to determine eligibility.

(iii) Children who at the time of application have a brother or sister (including children living as siblings in the same family unit) on the roll of the school at the time of the sibling’s admission.

(iv) Child’s health reasons, supported by medical evidence, which requires the child to attend this school.

(v) Children who at the time of application have a parent who is a member of staff at the school (where the member of staff has been employed for three years or more at the time at which the application is made and/or where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage).

(vii) Nearest of children’s homes.

The system may seem confusing; RMGS is ready and willing to advise. Please telephone 01634 364151 to arrange to speak to a member of the senior team. The Admissions team at Medway Council are also happy to help on 01634 331110.

Year 6 Open Day / Open Evening
At present, all Year 6 events in preparation for entry into RMGS Year 7 in September 2022 will be conducted in line with government COVID-19 guidance.  Details to follow shortly.


Casual Admissions
Please contact the school, potential pupils and their parents wishing to visit the school should contact us to see if visits are possible during COVID-19 restrictions.

Further information on Casual Admissions
If you are moving into the area and would like a school place please complete the RMGS In-year Casual Admission Application form here:  Link to admission form

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