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Radnor House Twickenham: a parents’ guide to Year 7 entry

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Radnor House Twickenham: a parents’ guide to Year 7 entry

Radnor House is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 9–18 located on the banks of the River Thames in South West London. The medium size of the school (445 pupils) allows teachers to get to know every child personally while offering a large-enough environment for pupils to enjoy a variety of co-curricular opportunities.

The four core values at Radnor House – courage, excellence, perseverance and respect – underpin school life. The school is a member of the Dukes Education Group and supports the motto ‘Together We’re Extraordinary’.

In 2021, pupils at Radnor House celebrated the school’s best ever A level results with 58% of grades at A* or A. The previous year saw the school’s best GCSE results to date, with 71% of grades at 9–7 (A*–A equivalent).

In September 2023, the senior school (Years 7 to 13) will be moving from the existing site at Pope’s Villa to a new 30-acre estate at Kneller Hall, near Twickenham Stadium. The Grade-II-listed building was previously owned by the Ministry of Defence and is currently being transformed into a state-of-the-art school offering excellent facilities for sport, the arts, science and technology as well as an ecological corridor for pupils to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors.

Key information for Radnor House Twickenham

  • Principal: Mr Darryl Wideman

  • Address: Radnor House, Pope’s Villa, Cross Deep, Twickenham, TW1 4QG

  • London Borough: Richmond-upon-Thames

  • Admissions contact: Enquire through the school website

  • Age range and gender: 9–18, boys and girls

  • Number of pupils: 445

  • Number of places in Year 7: 66

  • Ratio of applicants to places: Undisclosed, but oversubscribed each year

  • Open day date: Saturday 8th October 2022 – book online

  • Overview of selection procedure for Year 7 entry: Entrance exam, group activity, school report and headteacher’s reference

  • Registration opens: Registration is open now and available online.

  • Registration closes: Friday 4th November 2022

  • Assessment date for Year 7 entry: 26th and 27th November 2022

  • Scholarship assessment date: Same as entrance exam (academic scholarship only)

Radnor House Twickenham fees and financial assistance

The school fees at Radnor House Twickenham in 2022–23 will be £7,130 per term for Years 7 and 8 and £7,430 per term for Years 9 to 13. For all new pupils joining Radnor House in 2023, the first term’s fee is payable in advance on 1st July 2023 (in addition to the £2,000 deposit which must be paid before the deadline outlined in the offer letter to confirm the place).

Radnor House does not offer bursaries at Year 7 (limited funding may be provided by the Radnor Charitable Trust for sixth form entry only). Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence in Year 7 based on performance in the entrance tests, but these do not offer financial remuneration.

Radnor House Twickenham term dates

The 2022–23 term dates at Radnor House Twickenham are:

  • Autumn term: 5th September – 9th December 2022

  • Half term: 17th –28th October 2022

  • Spring term: 4th January – 31st March 2023

  • Half term: 13th –17th February 2023

  • Summer term: 18th April –5th July 2023

  • Half term: 29th May –2nd June 2023

Admissions process for Radnor House Twickenham

If you would like to register your child for a place in Year 7 at Radnor House Twickenham for September 2023, you will need to complete the online registration form and pay the non-refundable registration fee of £150 before Friday 4th November 2022. You will also need to upload a scan of your child’s passport, an electronic copy of their latest school report and a passport-size photograph of your child.

All applicants will attend an assessment day at Radnor House Twickenham on either Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th November 2022. Pupils who are successful in the entrance exam will be shortlisted and invited back to the school for a ‘Beyond the classroom activity’, which is a group experience, on either Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd January 2023.

The only scholarships available at Radnor House Twickenham are Academic Scholarships. These are automatically awarded to pupils who excel in the entrance exam.

Parents/carers will receive the outcome of their child’s application to the school in early February 2023. Places are subject to the child’s school reference and school report and their performance in the exam and group activity.

Radnor House Twickenham entrance exam format

The exam day at Radnor House Twickenham consists of two assessments:

  • Computer-based numerical, verbal and non-verbal reasoning (1 hour)

  • Written English & maths (1 hour)

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