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Admissions to RMGS 2023-2024

Admission to Year 7 for September 2024

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. 






9am on Thursday 1 June 2023

Registration for the Medway Test (11+) opens.

5pm on Friday 30 June 2023

Registration for the Medway Test closes.

Tuesday 4 July 2023

Closing date for special arrangements requests from schools.

9am on Monday 4 September 2023

Secondary school applications open.

Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September 2023

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

Saturday 16 or Sunday 17 September 2023

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 3 October 2023

Results of the Medway Test.

10am on Monday 9 October 2023

Closing date for receiving Medway Test review requests.

4pm on Tuesday 10 October 2023

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

Thursday 12 October 2023

Medway Test school work reviews.

Friday 20 October 2023

Review decisions posted to parents and carers.

5pm on Tuesday 31 October 2023

Secondary school applications close.

Friday 1 March 2024

Offers sent to parents and carers.

Thursday 28 March 2024

Deadline for accepting/refusing offers, waiting requests and appeal requests.

Monday 22 April 2024

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

Tuesday 31 December 2024

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.

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 2023. 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.

Supplementary Form

The school's SIF can be found in the following link. Please note, this form only needs to be completed for students who have free school meals. Once completed, the form can be emailed to 

Year 7 Admissions “In-Round” Appeals

If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7 for September 2024 at RMGS, please click the  "Year 7 Appeal Dates and Information" tab at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions. 

In-Year 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 in-year casual admission form

Students having not taken the Medway Test will be invited to take a CAT4 test. This comprises of 4 elements. The pass mark for each is at least 111.

In-Year Casual Admission Appeals

If you wish to appeal for a place in any year group at RMGS please click the  "In-Year Casual Admissions Appeal Dates and Information" tab at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions.