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Aptitude Test 2020

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.  

The aptitude assessments for current Year 5 students (looking to join the Academy in September 2021}  will take place as follows:  

Assessment Date for Visual Arts:

Visual Arts portfolio submissions should be handed in to the Academy Main Reception by.... date TBC

Assessment Dates for Sport:

                1st Assessment                  Date TBC                          3.45pm (arrival time 3.30pm)

                2nd Assessment                 Date TBC                          9.00am (arrival time 8.45am)

(NB: You only need to attend one of these dates).

A portfolio is NOT required for the Sport aptitude assessment.

Arrangements for the Aptitude assessment

If you intend for your child to take the assessment, please complete and return the Aptitude assessment application form as part of our Aptitude Assessment letter at least one week before the assessment date.   Application forms will be available during the Year 5 Open Evening.   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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