11 Plus Schools

11 Plus Regions

There are 164 Grammar Schools remaining in England, all of which are fully selective and use various types of 11 Plus testing to determine their intake. You can find lists of the schools, links to them and information about the tests on each of the regional sections in this area of the site.

In some of the larger Eleven Plus areas you will also find additional information contributed by members of our 11+ Forum, such as Frequently Asked Questions, recent cut-off scores for admission and more general advice about the tests in their area.

In addition to the 164 Grammar Schools there are a number of schools that select a proportion of their pupils by ability. There are two types of these – Bilateral Schools and Partially Selective schools.

Bilateral Schools

These schools are located in areas where the Grammar School system still exists. They operate two streams within the school – a Grammar Stream and a Comprehensive Stream. To be admitted to the Grammar Stream applicants must achieve the qualifying standard in an eleven plus exam, usually the same test that applicants for local Grammar Schools take. In practice, some of these schools do not fill their allocation of selective places due to competition from the neighbouring grammar schools. Unlike grammar schools, they are required to fill any remaining places with non-selective applicants. Generally these schools are not heavily over-subscribed because of the existence of grammar schools in the immediate area.

These are the eight bilateral schools. You can find information about the entrance requirements for these schools in the relevant 11 Plus areas within this section.

  • Bexley – Erith School (Mixed)
  • Lincolnshire – King Edward VI Humanities College (Mixed)
  • Medway – The Howard School (Boys)
  • Reading – Reading Girls’ School (Girls)
  • Southend-on-Sea – St Bernard’s High School for Girls (Girls)
  • Southend-on-Sea – St Thomas More High School for Boys (Boys)
  • Torbay – Westlands School (Mixed)
  • Warwickshire – Ashlawn School (Mixed)

Partially Selective Schools

There are a number of schools around the country that have retained the right to select a proportion of their pupils by ability or aptitude. These are the remaining partially selective schools in England. All of them are over-subscribed. All except Old Swinford Hospital, Archbishop Tenison’s School and the London Nautical School select the highest scoring applicants under each criteria.

You can find further information about these schools on the relevant regional pages of the site, except for those marked (*).

LEA School Gender Selective proportion of intake
Barnet Mill Hill County High School Mixed 10% technology, 10% music, 5% dance
Croydon The Archbishop Lanfranc School Mixed 15% general ability
Edenham High School Mixed 15% general ability
Riddlesdown High School Mixed 15% general ability
Shirley High School Mixed 15% general ability
Dorset Budmouth Technology College Mixed 12% general ability
Dudley Old Swinford Hospital Boys 27% general ability
Essex The King John School Mixed 15% general ability
Hertfordshire Dame Alice Owen’s School Mixed 32.5% general ability, 5% music
Parmiter’s School Mixed 25% general ability, 10% music
Queens’ School Mixed 35% general ability, 5% music, 5% sport
Rickmansworth School Mixed 25% general ability, 10% music
St. Clement Danes School Mixed 10% general ability, 10% music
Watford Grammar School for Boys Boys 25% general ability, 10% music
Watford Grammar School for Girls Girls 25% general ability, 10% music
Kent Archbishop’s School Mixed 15% general ability
Homewood School Mixed 20% general ability, 1% music
Westlands School Mixed 10% maths
Lambeth Archbishop Tenison’s School Boys weighted banding
London Nautical School Boys nautical or sport
Lancashire Ripley St. Thomas Church of England High School Mixed 15% language
Liverpool King David High School Mixed 17% music
St. Hilda’s C of E High School Girls 15% general ability
St. Margaret’s C of E High School Boys 15% general ability
Nottingham Nottingham Bluecoat School Mixed 10% maths and science
Peterborough The Kings School Mixed 10% general ability, 2.5% music
Poole Poole High School Mixed 10% general ability
Southend-on-Sea Cecil Jones College Mixed 10% general ability
Shoeburyness High School Mixed 10% general ability
Surrey Glyn Technology School Boys 15% general ability
The Winston Churchill School Mixed 9% general ability, 5% music
Sutton Greenshaw High School Mixed 25% general ability
Wandsworth Burntwood School Girls 25% general ability
Chestnut Grove Arts College Mixed 20% art and design, 20% languages
Ernest Bevin College Boys 33% general ability
Graveney School Mixed 25% general ability

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