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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:52 pm 
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In February a new School Admissions Code is expected to be ratified by Parliament and become law. The new Code specifies that Admission Authorities (schools and Local Authorities) must take all reasonable steps to ensure that parents receive results of school entrance test before the deadline for submitting their Common Application Form.

As the national deadline for the CAF is 31st October (although some areas may specify slightly earlier dates) the whole process must now be shoe-horned in to September and October. Some areas may even opt to test in the summer term.

The effect of this is that, in many areas, the 11+ test dates will be brought forward by several months. Correspondingly, the entire application process will start much earlier than in previous years. Also, there are likely to be clashes of test dates with so many schools having to complete the testing process at the same time.

We hope that this new thread on the Forum will provide an “at a glance reference point” that will ensure that parents are not caught out by the changes to the timeline. We will of course be updating the main Schools section of the website as well, but this thread will remain on the forum throughout 2012 as well.

If you are aware of dates that have already been announced, please post the information on the thread below and we will add them here.

Please post any or all of the following information:
1. Name of school, Local Authority or consortium.
2. Deadline for applying for 11+ testing.
3. Deadline for any supplementary school application form.
4. Date (s) of 11+ tests, including any dates for late testers or supplementary dates.
5. Any deadline for submission of paper versions of the Common Application Form
6. The deadline for submission of the CAF online.
7. Whether these arrangements appear to be final, or if they are still subject to a consultation period.

Please also post a link to where you found the information.

Please continue to discuss the pros and cons of the changes as they apply to individual regions or schools on local forums, rather than on here.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:10 am 
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Tiffin Girl School has started consultation.

Admission test would be in September 2012. Final date to be announced in April 2012.

Tests may also change. Changes not clearly speltout in the consultation document. But would consist of 'elements of reasoning, numeracy and literacy'. Whaever it may mean. Full details in April 2012.

http://www.tiffingirls.kingston.sch.uk/ ... tation.pdf


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:52 am 
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1. Name of school, Local Authority or consortium.
Bishop Wordsworth School, Salisbury (wiltshire)

2. Deadline for applying for 11+ testing.
early Sept

3. Deadline for any supplementary school application form.
early Sept

4. Date (s) of 11+ tests, including any dates for late testers or supplementary dates.
Saturday 22nd September 2012. plus following week for late testers

5. Any deadline for submission of paper versions of the Common Application Form
31st October 2012

6. The deadline for submission of the CAF online.
31st October 2012


Please also post a link to where you found the information.
http://www.bws.wilts.sch.uk - under admissions section


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:19 pm 
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This list will be updated regularly. The date for completion of the CAF, whether on paper or online is likely to be 31st October 2012 in all areas because it falls on a Wednesday, a working day. National Allocations Day will be Friday 1st March 2013 in all areas.

BERKSHIRE

Reading School
24 Sept 2012 - deadline for receipt of applications
01 Oct 2012 - 11+ tests at the school
23 Oct 2012 - the school will post test results to parents

Kendrick School
02 July 2012 – application forms for testing may be downloaded from the school website.
24 Sept 2012 – deadline for receipt of Application Form.
01 Oct 2012 - 11+ tests at the school
22 Oct 2012 – results of entrance tests sent to parents

OTHERS TBA

BEXLEY
London Borough of Bexley Draft admissions
18th & 19th September 2012 - Selection tests
Registration for those pupils attending out of borough schools will start in May 2012.
Further details will be published when they are available.

BIRMINGHAM & WALSALL
KE Foundation admissions
KE Aston Grammar
KE Camp Hill Boys Grammar
KE Camp Hill Girls Grammar
KE Handsworth Girls Grammar
KE Five Ways Grammar

Bishops Vesey Grammar (Sutton Coldfield)
Sutton Coldfield Grammar for Girls


TIMETABLE
Tues 1st May 2012 -Admission packs and Test Registration available
Fri 13th July 2012 @4pm – Deadline for test registration forms
Sat 8th September 2012 – KE Grammar Schools & Consortium Entrance Test Date
Early to Mid Oct 2012 – Grammar Schools Test Results (Note: NOT offers of place)
Wed 31st October 2012 – Deadline to submit the CAF (Local Authority Preference Form)

BROMLEY

Newstead Wood School
Draft Admission policy issued.
6 July 2012 Supplementary application deadline.
28th September 2012 Test date Friday
12th October 2012 Results will be posted
St. Olave's Grammar School Draft Admission policy issued
6 July 2012 Supplementary application deadline.
14/09/2012 Entrance test

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Buckinghamshire County Council
Buckinghamshire County Council has received special dispensation from the Secretary of State for Education not to move their 11+ testing date in order to provide parents with test results prior to completing the CAF.


Key dates are therefore similar to previous years, as follows:

7 September 2012 Deadline for registration for the 11+ tests
4 October - earliest date for Test 1 for in-county children at state schools and all children attending Partner schools.
10 October - earliest date for Test 2
w/c 29 October - (Autumn half term) Test sessions for non-school testing
30 November - Publication of test results

DEVON
Torbay Boys GS
Torbay Girls GS
Churston Ferrers GS

Mon 10th September 2012 – Deadline for test registration form
Sat 15th September 2012 – 11+ Test 1
Sat 22nd September 2012 – 11+ Test 2
Thu 18th October 2012 – “Guidance letters” issued to parents (i.e. test results)
Wed 31st October 2012 – Deadline to submit the CAF

Plymouth Grammars
Devonport High for Boys
Draft admissions policy 2013-14 issued
11+ tests will be held in January as in previous years
The test dates will be 12 and 19 January 2013.

It appears that the new admissions code has not had an effect on DHSB yet and there will not be a common test date across Torbay, Plymouth and Devon grammars as planned. there is a footnote however which says the policy may change following publication of the new admissions code.
Other Plymouth TBA

Colyton GS
Draft admissions arrangements, the tests will move from November to the earlier dates below:
Deadline for application for testing 14th September 2012
Familiarisation Morning 22nd September 2012
Test Day 6th October 2012
Results Published 15th October 2012
Open days will be 21st and 25th April, 7th and 9th July and 8th September.

DORSET
Parkstone Grammar School
Testing for Entry into Years 7 and 8 in 2013
Parkstone Grammar School entrance test will take place on Saturday 29 September
2012 (in the morning for admission to Year 8 and the afternoon for Year 7) and the closing
date for registering for the test is Tuesday 18 September 2012.

TBA

ESSEX
CSSE
7th September 2012 Exam registration deadline
Saturday 22nd September 2012 Test date

http://www.southend.gov.uk/downloads/do ... nsultation

ESSEX – REDBRIDGE
Draft Policy
Redbridge Consultation
Ilford County High School for Boys
Woodford County High School for Girls

Monday 3rd September - test date

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Sir Thomas Rich's School
The Crypt School
Ribston Hall High School
High School for Girls
Pate's Grammar School
Stroud High School
Marling School
28th September 2012 Application deadline
Saturday 6th October 2012 Test date
15th October 2012 Results will be issued

TBA

HERTFORDSHIRE inc. LBS OF BARNET & ENFIELD

KENT
Likely to be similar to last year's timings, which can be seen here

LANCASHIRE & CUMBRIA
TBA

LINCOLNSHIRE

First Test (VR)

Fri 14th September 2012 - in Primary Schools
Sat 15th September 2012 - in the Grammar Schools

Second Test (NVR)

Fri 21st September 2012 - in Primary Schools
Sat 22nd September 2012 - in the Grammar Schools

Registration details will be sent to in-area primary schools in early June 2012. Registration form downloadable from the Lincolnshire Grammar Schools Consortium website:
http://grammarschools.lincs.sch.uk/the- ... -selection

MEDWAY
Likely to be similar to last year's timings, which can be seen here

NORTHERN IRELAND
TBA

SURREY
Tiffin Girls
Tiffin Girls School
Open day: 12 July 2012
Test date: 27 September (round 1, NVR & VR)
Test date: 8 December (round 2, Maths, Reading & Writing)
Tiffin Boys
Exam registration deadline 20th July
Tiffin Boys Exam date Thursday 27th September

Wallington High School for Girls
1. PAN 210, 100 on merit and 110 catchment area.
2. 3 Sep 2012 - last date for submitting Supplementary form.
3. Test date: 15 Sep 2012
4. Result in the 2nd week of October.

Sutton Consultation documents
Wallington County Grammar School
Test date: 17 September, 2012
Registration by: 31 August

Wilson's School
Test date 24 September, 2012

Nonsuch High School for Girls
Open day: 11 July 2012
Test date: 19 September, 2012
Registration by: 5 Sept (12 noon)

Sutton Grammar School - Sutton Provisional information
Closing date for submission of Supplementary Forms - 21st September 2012
11+ test (to establish suitability for a selective school) - Saturday 6th October 2012
Second stage test (for ranking) - Saturday 17th November 2012

TRAFFORD
Likely to be similar to last year's timings, which can be seen here

WARWICKSHIRE

Mid-June deadline for applications to sit the 11 plus
8 September 2012 - exam date

Further info and exact dates will be on Warks admissions website from mid-February


WILTSHIRE
Bishop Wordsworth School, Salisbury
Fri 7th September 2012 - deadline for test applications
Sat 22nd September 2012 – 11+ tests
Fri 5th October 2012 – Follow-up test for children unwell for first test
Fri 12th October 2012 – Results letters posted to parents

OTHERS TBA

WIRRAL inc. LIVERPOOL
Wirral Grammar School for Boys
Wirral Grammar School for Girls
(Consultation phase beginning January)
End of May - deadline for test applications
1st school week in September - practice test date
2nd school week in September - test date
Others TBA

WOLVERHAMPTON & WREKIN

There is a newly formed consortium between Adams Grammar School, Newport Girls High, Queen Mary's Grammar School, Queen Mary's High School and Wolverhampton Girls High School. The 2012 exam date set for Wednesday 12th September with registration forms to be received by schools by 13th July. http://www.wghs.org.uk/images/stories/f ... ortium.pdf

YORKSHIRE

The North Halifax Grammar School
The Crossley Heath School, Calderdale
Test registration date: TBA
Test date moved from December to 6th October 2012.

Heckmondwike Grammar School, Kirklees
Draft consultation but appears to be the usual timetable
Test Registration Date: 19th September
The entrance examination will be held on a Saturday in the September or early October (TBA)

Other Yorkshire TBA


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:47 pm 
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From the News Update section on the King Edwards Foundation site below it would seem that the Birmingham independent schools are bringing their dates forward too.


http://www.kingedwardsfoundation.co.uk/news.htm


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:54 pm 
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I think you mean Birmingham grammar schools


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:58 pm 
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Thanks to those who have posted information so far.

Ambar (and poiuyt), I appreciate that, but KenR has already beaten you to it and posted the information about Birmingham on the Announcement above.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:15 pm 
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What advantage is there in knowing results on the 15th? The qualifying mark for entry is not known to parents then is it?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:06 pm 
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I did mean the indies, it states on that link that the early date for the grammars will have an impact on the two independent schools (KES) and KEHS).


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:12 pm 
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Seems odd to have jumped the gun when parliament has not ratified it yet!


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