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Admission to Year 7

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 taken by pupils in October preceding admission in the following September. For full details see Medway’s booklet ‘Admission to Secondary School – September 2017’.

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’. Applicants under this criterion must complete a Supplementary Information Form so that checks can be made to determine eligibility.

(iii)   In rank order of score as determined by Medway’s Selection Procedures.

(iv)  In the event of two or more pupils having equal ranking for the last place the deciding factor will be the shortest available safe walking distance between the home address and RMGS as measured by the Medway Council Geographical Information System and determined by Medway Local Authority.

The dates set to hear admission appeals for entry September 2018 will be held during week commencing 14 May 2018.

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.

Casual Admissions

Please contact the school, potential pupils and their parents wishing to visit the school should contact us to arrange a convenient time.

Further information on Casual Admissions
If you are moving into the area and would like a school place please contact Medway Council's Student Services Operations Team - Casual Admissions team or visit or

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