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Click on one of the tabs below to find out more about our main entry points, but our admissions team are here to help should you need it on admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or 01492 530155.

To explore more of our campus, sign up for a Private Tour.

 

ENTRY TO PRE-SCHOOL

 

Entry to Pre-School

Very much part of Rydal Penrhos, the Pre-School has a warm, happy and stimulating environment. It provides two and three-year-olds with a varied, child-centred introduction to education.

Stage 1 – Enquiry

We hope you will find all the information you need on these pages. Our admissions department is also available to help with any questions you may have on 01492 530155 or by emailing admissions@rydalpenrhos.com

Pre-School is our main entry point into Reception-Year 6.

The ideal way to see our Nursery and Kindergarten and meet our staff is on an individual visit with Ms Letitia Spencer, our Pre-School manager.

Stage 2 – Private Tour

Arriving at the reception right at the top of Pwllycrochan Avenue you will be greeted by Mrs Lucy Davies, Deputy Principal and Ms Letitia Spencer, Pre-School manager.

She will then take you on a tour of the thriving Pre-School department, which is the perfect place for a child to begin their journey through education.

She will discuss the specialised area for two-year-olds, art room, reading area, imaginative play and a more typical classroom along with the outdoor play area and Rydal Penrhos’ Coastal School initiative.

The tour will take between 1 and 1 ½ hours so leave yourself plenty of time to get a real feel for Rydal Penrhos.

To book a tour contact admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call admissions on 01492 530155.

Stage 3 – Register

To register your child for a place in any of our Pre-School year groups, please complete a Registration Form and pay the registration fee.

UK Registration form can be found here.

Or contact our admissions team at admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or 01492 530155.

If possible, we recommend that parents register their child at least one year in advance of their proposed start date as we do have limited places and we would not wish for you to be disappointed.

Stage 4 – Transition

Once registered, children who are between the ages of two and three are welcome to join us for a transition.

This gives both you and your child the opportunity to get to know us a little better.

Stage 5 – Offer and Welcome 

Places are offered following registration and payment of the registration fee.

At this point alongside the offer, we will ask you to choose the days or mornings you wish to have each week (dependent on availability). Upon your confirmation of acceptance, we will send you an information pack and all that you need to prepare for starting.

ENTRY TO RECEPTION-YEAR 6

 

Entry to Reception-Year 6

We provide children with a happy and caring community in which to grow and learn. Curiosity thrives in a vibrant and forward-thinking co-educational environment.

Children may enter our reception class from their fourth birthday, which should fall on or before 31 August in their year of entry. Entry into Years 1 to 6 is also possible, dependent on availability.

Stage 1 – Enquiry

We hope you will find all the information you need on these pages. Our admissions department is also available to help with any questions you may have on 01492 530155 or by emailing admissions@rydalpenrhos.com.

The ideal way to see our school and meet our staff is on an individual visit with our Head of School Mrs Lucy Davies.

Stage 2 – Private Tour

Arriving at the reception right at the top of Pwllycrochan Avenue you will be greeted by Mrs Lucy Davies, Deputy Principal.

While having a tour of the school classrooms, the IT suite, science labs, the music department, art room, library and the ever-popular Forest School site, she will also be more than happy to answer any queries about the curriculum and activities, in addition to the free wraparound care provided.

The tour will take between 1 and 1 ½ hours so leave yourself plenty of time to get a real feel for Rydal Penrhos.

To book a tour contact admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call admissions on 01492 530155.

Stage 3 – Register

To register your child for a place in any of our year groups, please complete a Registration Form and pay the registration fee.

Prep School registration form can be found here.

Or contact our admissions team at admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or 01492 530155.

If possible, we recommend that parents register their child at least one year in advance of their proposed start date as we do have limited places and we would not wish for you to be disappointed.

Stage 4 – Transition

Once registered, children who are between the ages of two and three are welcome to join us for a transition. This gives both you and your child the opportunity to get to know us a little better.

Stage 5 – Offers and welcome

Places are offered following registration and payment of the registration fee.

Upon your confirmation of acceptance, we will send you an information pack and all that you need to prepare for starting.

ENTRY TO YEAR 7

 

Entry to Year 7

Year 7 is a key entry point for Rydal Penrhos pupils. Our Year 6 children are prioritised for places and they automatically transfer through. However, we do also have a lot of external candidates apply for Year 7 entry.

Stage 1 – Enquiry

We hope you will find all the information you need on these pages, but if not our admissions team is here to help.

The ideal way to see the School and meet us is through our virtual Open Day or with a private tour.

Please get in touch to arrange a visit by emailing our admissions team on admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call 01492 530155.

Stage 2 – Registration

If you would like to apply for a place in Year 7 for your child for September 2022, please complete a registration form available from our admissions team. We recommend that you register as soon as possible.

A Senior School registration form can be found here.

Please contact admissions@rydalpenrhos.com if you are applying for a FREE (Fully Funded) Day Place as the registration fee is exempted.

Stage 3 – Assessments and scholarships

Year 6 children are exempt from the assessment day itself,  but will also be considered for academic scholarship premiums…see scholarship premium and bursaries: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/scholarships-bursaries/

All external candidates are invited to the school for assessment. This involves a review of the last two school reports, a short interview and a Cognitive Ability Test.

For pupils wishing to be assessed for an academic scholarship premium and/or a fully-funded place this is done at the same time as the above assessment.

The assessment day date will take place on Saturday 22 January 2022. The last date for applications is 14 January 2022.

The assessment day is for all entrants to the school from Year 7 to 13 it is not only for those applying for Fully Funded Places, we will not assume that because you are coming for assessment you wish to be considered for a fully-funded place, it is essential this is made clear please at the point of application.

For mid-year entry please contact admissions so that another assessment day can be scheduled.

Stage 4 – Offers and welcome

Year 7 places are offered at the end of March. Once you have confirmed your child’s acceptance we will send you a welcome pack and an invitation to come and meet their new class during the summer term.

All Year pupils are allocated pupil buddies to welcome them and help them settle in quickly.

Year 6 pupils must actively reject offers by the end of the Easter holidays or it will be assumed they will be moving up from Year 6.

External candidates must accept offers by April 2022.

Letters will be sent to candidates who have successfully won an academic scholarship premium by the end of February also.

For families applying for Free Day Places and bursaries, following the entrance examination dependant on results you MAY be asked to move on to the next stage of financial assessment prior to offers being made. These will all be completed and final offers made prior to the end of March.

 

ENTRY TO YEAR 12

 

Entry to Year 12 (Sixth Form)

Our Year 12 and 13 pupils enjoy the best of all worlds: a supportive and dynamic academic environment, a friendly and caring school community, a wide range of sporting and extracurricular activities, and a beautiful campus close to the seaside and mountains.

The admissions process starts in Year 11. Registration is recommended at least one year prior to entry, and you are warmly invited to attend view our virtual Open Day and have a private tour.

We also host a Sixth Form Information event, which gives specific information for this entry point.

If you have any questions about admissions or wish to book a private tour, please email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call 01492 530155.

Stage 1 – Enquiry

We hope you will find all the information you need on these pages, but if not our admissions team is here to help.

The ideal way to see the School and meet us is through our virtual Open Day or with a private tour or at our sixth form Information Event.

Please get in touch to arrange a visit by emailing our admissions team on admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call 01492 530155.

Stage 2 – Registration

It is easy to register for a place in Year 12 – simply contact our admissions team for details.

A Sixth Form registration form can be found here.

Stage 3 – Assessments and scholarships

Applications for entry into Year 12 are accepted throughout the year.

The School’s offer of places in Year 12 is conditional upon a candidate achieving a minimum of five GCSE passes at Grade C (alternatively Grade 5) or better, including Grade B (alternatively Grade 6) or better in the subjects proposed for study in the Sixth Form.  
All external candidates are invited to the school for assessment. This involves a review of the last two school reports, a short interview and a Cognitive Ability Test.

For pupils wishing to be assessed for an academic scholarship premium and/or a fully-funded place this is done at the same time as the above assessment.

The assessment day date will take place on Saturday 22 January 2022. The last date for applications is 14 January 2022.

The assessment day is for all entrants to the school from Year 7 to 13 it is not only for those applying for Fully Funded Places, we will not assume that because you are coming for assessment you wish to be considered for a fully-funded place, it is essential this is made clear please at the point of application.

For Mid-year entry please contact admissions so that another assessment day can be scheduled.

Stage 4 – Offer and welcome

Following assessment, conditional offers are made. These offers are conditional upon GCSE grades achieved and released the following August.

Once you have formally accepted your place for Year 12, we will invite you to an induction afternoon. We will also send you your welcome pack, where you will learn about events planned to help you settle in quickly.

Year 8, 9, 10 and Mid-Year entry

 

Entry to Year 8, 9, 10 and Mid-Year entry

Although Year 7 and Year 12 are key entry points for Rydal Penrhos pupils we do have pupils join us in school in Year 8, 9, 10 and mid-year if places allow.

Stage 1 – Enquiry

We hope you will find all the information you need on these pages, but if not our admissions team is here to help.

The ideal way to see the School and meet us is through our Open Day or with a private tour.

Please get in touch to arrange a visit by emailing our admissions team on admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call 01492 530155.

Stage 2 – Registration

If you would like to apply for a place in Year 8, 9, 10 for your child for September 2022 or mid-year entry, please complete a registration form available from our admissions team. We recommend that you register as soon as possible.

A Senior School registration form can be found here.

Stage 3 – Assessments and scholarship

We invite all children registered to join us for an assessment day. They’ll be assessed in Literacy, Numeracy, Non-Verbal Reasoning and in terms of spatial cognitive skills and they will have a short meeting with a member of the senior leadership team.

In addition, we will also ask to see school reports and for references from their previous school.

All candidates are automatically assessed for an academic scholarship through the papers they sit on the assessment day.

Stage 4 – Offers and welcome

If you are offered a place then once you have confirmed your child’s acceptance we will send you a welcome pack and an invitation to come and meet their new class for a taster (if we are allowed to run tasters due to coronavirus restrictions) prior to their start day.

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