How to apply

The Royal Alexandra and Albert School is a co-educational state boarding school for boys and girls aged 7-18. We offer Full Boarding (Years 3-13), Flexi Boarding (Years 3-11), and Sixth Form Non-Boarding places. Further information regarding how to make an application can be found below. 

Have a question? The Admissions Office is open in term-time and during the school holidays. Please get in touch on 01737 649001 if you have a query. 


Boarding Application (Year 3-11)
Please use this form, also known as a supplementary form, if you are applying for a Boarding Place. Whilst there are many priorities for admission to boarding, in practice, the majority of applications fall into the sixth priority.  In most cases, a timely application will ensure that a boarding bed is available to the applicant, provided the child is assessed as suitable for boarding.

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Flexi Boarding Application (Year 3 and Year 7)
Please use this form, also known as a supplementary form, if you are applying for a Flexi Boarding place (Flexi Boarding is where pupils stay for the extended day and sleep in the boarding house 7-10 nights per year)

Admissions to Year 7 for Flexi Boarding are coordinated by Surrey County Council. Applications for a place in September 2024, using the Surrey application form must be submitted by 31st October 2023. It is also necessary to complete the school application form (also known as a supplementary form). The same applies for admissions to Year 3 Flexi Boarding, but the deadline for Year 3 is 15th January 2024.

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Flexi Boarding In-Year Application (Years 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Please use this form, also known as a supplementary form, if you are applying for a Flexi Boarding place outside of the usual admission times i.e. applications that are not for an Autumn start in Year 3 or Year 7.

Once you have submitted an application, you will receive an automated email to confirm your application has been entered on our system. In-year applications are processed by the Admissions Office and are dealt with in a timely manner. We aim to respond to parents regarding the outcome of their application as quickly as possible. Information regarding appeals can be found here.

For further information, please see Surrey Country Council's website: Apply for an in year school place - Surrey County Council (

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Sixth Form Application (Year 12 - Boarding or Non-Boarding)
We welcome applications from external students joining us from other schools - please use this form to apply for a Sixth Form place. 

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Current pupils will receive an internal application and do not need to apply via the above link. 


Further Information  

  • Please note that the school cannot consider an application unless an application form has been submitted. If you are applying for a Flexi Boarding place to join Year 3 or Year 7 at the start of the Autumn term, please complete the application form on Surrey County Council's website (or the website of your home local authority).
  • Boarding applications can be made directly to the School via the links below. 
  • More information about the allocation of places and how applications are prioritised can be found in the Admissions Policy page and in the Need for Flexi/Boarding page. 
  • The Royal Alexandra and Albert School is a state boarding school. Parents are advised that, should their child not hold a British or Irish passport, it is in their interest to check their child's eligibility for state education in the UK. Further information can be found here. Eligibility can be checked on the website here


Any questions?

Fiona Newport, Admissions Officer
Royal Alexandra and Albert School
Gatton Park, Reigate
United Kingdom
RH2 0TD 

Tel: (044) 01737 649 001
Fax: (044) 01737 649 002



School Prospectus

To view our School prospectuses, please click on the links below:

Boarding Prospectus

Junior and Senior Prospectus

Sixth Form Prospectus