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Aptitude Assessment

The Priory Ruskin Academy will admit up to 21 students in Year 7 on the basis of their aptitude for Sport or the Visual Arts. Parents who wish to seek a place at the Academy for their child based on aptitude for Sport or Visual Arts should present their child for assessment.  

Details regarding the next aptitude test for Year 5 students (looking to join in September 2024) are set out below. 

Assessment Date for Visual Arts:

Visual Arts portfolio submissions should be handed in to the academy Main Reception by Friday 7th July (along with the aptitude application form).   

Visual Arts portfolio must be collected by parents on either Tuesday18th or Wednesday 19th July.

Assessment Dates for Sport:

The dates for the sports aptitude assessments are as follows:

  • Tuesday 11th July (fully booked)
  • Monday 17th July (fully booked)
  • Tuesday 18th July

A portfolio is NOT required for the Sport aptitude assessment.

Please complete the on-line aptitude assessment form, by Friday 30th June 2023,  in order to book a slot. 

Arrangements for the Aptitude assessment

If you would like your child to participate in one of the aptitude assessments please complete an aptitude on-line application form.     Click here to view the letter to parents detailing the arrangements for assessment.

Taking the assessment is not an application in itself;  assessments will only be considered when the Local Authority's Common Application Form has been received by the LA and the Academy has been notified, confirming that an application has been made.

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