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The Royal Grammar School

Here you can read about the school's admission process, exam formats, follow a link to school website and view suggested 11+ Practice Books.

About the School

The Royal Grammar School's vision is to be seen as world-class through offering those most naturally able, irrespective of their background, the best all-round education offered in the UK.

The Royal Grammar School offers a prestigious education. The Royal Grammar School was founded more than 450 years ago by one of England’s greatest monarchs. RGS has altered beyond recognition since the grant of its Royal Charter in 1562. The School’s distinctive ethos resides in the enduring values reflected in its Elizabethan foundation. RGS has built on its rich heritage and enjoys a reputation as one of the finest state selective schools in the United Kingdom, and as one with a vision.

The Royal Grammar School affords all of pupils an outstanding intellectual, physical and spiritual experience, combining centuries of tradition with the best of modern educational practice. A culture of scholarship is fostered through inspirational and innovative teaching, and all students consistently achieve exceptional public examination results.

The Royal Grammar School is unashamedly proud of its demanding academic standards, and almost all boys choose to go on to university. The Royal Grammar School has a very successful track record in supporting pupils to progress to higher tariff universities, including Russell Group and Oxford and Cambridge.

The welfare of pupils is a highest priority, and staff aim to provide individual pastoral care that encourages independence and self-belief. Academic and cultural attainment are naturally of great importance, but The Royal Grammar School is committed to nurturing your son’s emotional and physical development, and his well-being too. Providing a breadth of co-curricular opportunity - unparalleled in the state sector - is one of the ways The Royal Grammar School promote the balance so critical to personal growth, and it enables the school to draw out individual talent wherever it lies.

Whilst the majority of students are day boys, boarding plays a unique and significant role in shaping and supporting the lives of young men at The Royal Grammar School. Termly and weekly boarding are offered within the comfort of Fraser Youens - our purpose-built ‘home from home’ - and resident pupils make a full and meaningful contribution to the wider school populace. This commonality of experience, shared by day boys and boarders, echoes the many links forged between RGS and the local community. Participation in out-reach programmes, public service and charitable endeavour is customary, and such engagement further nourishes the moral and ethical welfare of all students.

Every Wycombiensian is encouraged to be confident, adaptable, healthy and enquiring. Though individual and corporate excellence are expected, The Royal Grammar School expects also that each boy will develop qualities of tolerance, courtesy and respect, evident in a modesty of manner. Above all, The Royal Grammar School seeks to equip its students with the tools to be inspirational leaders as they embark upon careers of distinction, influence and service.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

Bucks 11 + Exam provided by GL. There are two Secondary Transfer Test papers. They are multiple-choice.  One paper tests  verbal skills including comprehension, technical English and 11+verbal reasoning. The other tests mathematics and 11+ non-verbal skills including spatial reasoning.

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

The Royal Grammar School

Parents will often search for 11+ books relevant to The Royal Grammar School so that they can help their child prepare  for the 11 plus test.

Practice in all aspects of 11+ Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning is essential. Developing 11+ English and 11+ maths skills will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

Our 11+ Exam Book Shop will offer lots of suitable practice material.



School Type:-

Boys Grammar

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Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

Approximately 30% of pupils reach qualifying score. Places then awarded using distance from school gate.

Exam Format

Bucks 11 + GL Version


The Royal Grammar School, Amersham Road, High Wycombe HP13 6QT

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