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Exam Information


Exams can be a challenging time for all concerned at staff at The Royal do their utmost to prepare and support pupils throughout the process.

Pupils and parents/carers are given as much advanced warning as possible about exams with guidance throughout the revision period. We also have our own examinations officer to oversee the smooth running of all external examinations. If you have any queries about your child’s examinations then please call our Examinations Officer Ms Anna Zhang on 01902 341230.

Internal Examinations

Internal examinations take place twice a year for different year groups. Pupils are given a timetable well in advance to allow them to plan their revision time carefully.

External Examinations

Practical examinations and controlled assessments take place throughout the year and details are provided to our students, where applicable, by their subject teachers.

For external examinations, all pupils are issued with a personal timetable along with a copy of the examinations booklet explaining the rules and regulations for sitting exams. We know this is a stressful time for students and staff endeavour at all times to provide on-going support. That said, we expect all students to arrive in good time for their exams, fully prepared and with all the equipment they need.

Results Day

The dates and procedures for GCSE and A level results will be issued to students in advance. Results are given out in person in the School on the appointed day in August. Boarding students who live overseas or out of the area should speak to our Examinations Officer beforehand to make special arrangements for receiving their results.

Candidates who wish to nominate another person to collect their results on behalf (for example a parent or other family member) must notify the Examinations Officer in writing beforehand. Those who don’t collect their results on the day will be sent their results by email and post, usually sent out the following day.



Flexibility – we have packages available for flexi boarding which might suit busy families where both parents work late or where parents may want some time away.

3 night stays mid-week for £135

3 night weekend stay which includes an activity for £155

Single night £55

Routine – structured evenings including a supervised prep, evening activities and a good bedtime routine ensuring our boarders are well rested for the next day.

Enrichment – our boarding houses are incredibly diverse and act as an opportunity for boarders to experience cultures from all around the world. The nurturing environment helps them develop socially and helps prepare them for life after school.

Family – We have a strong family ethos here at The Royal School, strengthened by our fantastic and experienced staff and their own families including our much-loved Harry (4) and Thomas (1) who have all the boarders in the palm of their hands.

To find out more contact admissions