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Admissions Procedures

Thank you for considering joining our Royal Family.
Along with our truly dedicated Admissions and Enrollment Personnel, we look forward to welcoming you!

The Royal School emphasizes academic excellence and is selective in admissions. Acceptance is based on academic achievement rather than age.
Priority is given to students with siblings already enrolled and those from academically aligned schools. Admissions also consider academic aptitude, space availability, and application date, with other factors varying by case.

Schedule an appointment for a school tour

Interested families are invited to visit The Royal School for a campus tour and talk to our Admissions and Enrollment Personnel.

Appointments can be made by calling us on

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Application & Assessment

Upon taking an appointment, the student and his/her parents are requested to come to school in order to start with the admissions process


The Royal School must receive the completed enrollment application & required credentials/documents. Applications are filled on campus and are accepted throughout the school year subject to availability of spaces.


Applicants for Years 1-12 are assessed as part of the admissions process. Prospective students at Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 levels are evaluated by the Lower Primary Principal. Students applying for Years 3-12 take an on-line Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) in the core subjects of Literacy & Numeracy. CAT4 is chosen by schools for its proven accuracy in delivering insights and is the UK’s most widely used test of reasoning abilities for children aged 6-17+ years. Measuring the four main types of ability known to make a difference to learning and achievement, CAT4 provides an independent perspective on potential pupil achievement, with reliable information for each child that will help identify where to provide extra support or set more challenging targets. It provides a unique profile of strengths and weaknesses across four batteries:-

  • Verbal Reasoning – the ability to express ideas and reason through words is essential to subjects with a high language content, and the most obvious skill picked up by traditional assessment.
  • Non-verbal Reasoning – problem-solving using pictures and diagrams; skills which are important in a wide range of school subjects, including maths and science-based subjects.
  • Spatial Reasoning – the capacity to think and draw conclusions in three dimensions, needed for many STEM subjects, but not easily measured by other datasets.
  • Quantitative Reasoning – the ability to use numerical skills to solve problems, applicable well beyond mathematics.


The assessment tests are evaluated to determine if the student has attained the minimum expected standard for each subject. The final assessment decision is made by the school and the Family is informed.

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Submit Required Documents

The following documents should be submitted on the same day of the assessment. The remaining documents are to be submitted after the acceptance.

  • Original Birth Certificate – computer generated (Egyptian Students)
  • Photocopy of Passport (Non-Egyptian Students)
  • Photocopy of the Father’s ID
  • Photocopy of the Mother’s ID
  • 6 Recent Personal Size Photographs
  • Applicant’s Behavioural Reference Letter
  • Original Academic Records / Reports from Previous Schools
  • Stamped attendance statement from previous schools starting from Year/Grade One.

Additional Documents required for those transferring within Egypt

In case your child is transferring from a School within Egypt, You are Kindly required to present all the aforementioned documents in addition to the following :

  • Certificate testifying to the promotion of your child from one year to another (SEQUENTIAL) –Issued by the Ministry of Education – Educational Department (New Cairo District).
  • School Transfer Certificate stamped from your child’s previous school and the Ministry of Education – Educational Department (New Cairo District).
  • Electronic Transfer from your child’s former school.
  • Obtaining an Admission letter from the Ministry of Education (Department of Private Education) for Foreign Students.

Additional Documents Required for those Transferring from Abroad

In case your child is transferring from a school abroad, you are kindly required to present all the aforementioned documents (mentioned in Part I) in addition to the following
  • Attendance Statement from former school(s)
  • Previous years’ school reports – in sequence – both must be stamped by the Ministry of Education in the country you are transferring from and from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Obtaining an admissions letter from the Ministry of Education (Department of Private Education) for Egyptians and Foreign Students

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