Admission to Year 7 for September 2021
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 October preceding admission in the following September. This year, due to COVID-19, the tests will be taken in October – see table from Medway LA below:
|Event||Previous Date||New Date|
|Medway schools who opt for Saturday testing sit the test||19 September||10 October|
|Children who do not attend a Medway school sit the test||19 September||10, 11, 17 or 18 October (children will be allocated one day)|
|Medway schools who opt for two day testing||15 & 16 September||13 & 14 October|
|Medway Test results sent to parents||5 October||2 November|
|Medway Test Review requests must be submitted||12 October||9 November|
|Medway Test Reviews take place||15 October||19 November|
|Medway Test Review outcomes sent to parents||19 October||24 November|
|Applications for school places must be submitted||2 November||30 November|
For full details see Medway’s booklet ‘Admission to Secondary School – September 2021’ and https://www.medway.gov.uk/info/200137/schools_and_learning/1061/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 2018. Applicants under this criteria must complete a Supplementary Information Form 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 attend a primary school within the Rainham Mark Education Trust (RMET).
(vi) 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.
Y6 Open Day / Open Evening
At present, all Year 6 events in preparation for entry into RMGS Year 7 in September 2021 will be conducted in line with government COVID-19 guidance. Please visit Open Days for Y6 and Y11 students here for more information
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 and send it to Admissions@rmgs.org.uk or post to the School Office.