11 Plus Schools

Partially Selective Schools

Partially selective schools are of two types:

Bilateral Schools, which contain both grammar and non-selective streams, with the two groups of students taught separately. There are eight bilateral schools in England, all of them in areas that have retained fully selective grammar schools. As a result of the competition from grammar schools, some of the bilateral schools tend to be under-subscribed for their grammar streams. Details of the eight Bilateral Schools are shown below.

Partially Selective Schools, which are schools that elected to retain some selection by academic ability or aptitude in a named specialism after the national grammar school system was dismantled. It should be noted that partially selective schools are not the same as schools that have acquired specialist status and have therefore been able to introduce up to 10 percent selection in the specialist subject as a result. A list of the 37 partially selective schools is shown below.

Bilateral Schools

To be admitted to the selective stream of a bilateral school, applicants must achieve the qualifying standard in an eleven plus exam, usually the same test used by local grammar schools. As a result of the competition from grammar schools, bilateral schools tend to be under-subscribed for their grammar streams. Where that is the case they are required to fill the vacant places with non-selective pupils, unlike grammar schools which can remain under-subscribed if insufficient pupils qualify for entry.

Local Authority School Gender
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

All of these schools are heavily over-subscribed, with competition for places being particularly fierce in those schools that select pupils for general academic ability.

LEA School Gender Selective intake
Barnet Mill Hill County High School Mixed 10% technology, 10% music, 5% dance
Croydon The Archbishop Lanfranc School Mixed 15% general ability
Croydon Edenham High School Mixed 15% general ability
Croydon Riddlesdown High School Mixed 15% general ability
Croydon 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
Hertfordshire Parmiter’s School Mixed 25% general ability, 10% music
Hertfordshire Queens’ School Mixed 35% general ability, 5% music, 5% sport
Hertfordshire Rickmansworth School Mixed 25% general ability, 10% music
Hertfordshire St. Clement Danes School Mixed 10% general ability, 10% music
Hertfordshire Watford Grammar School for Boys Boys 25% general ability, 10% music
Hertfordshire Watford Grammar School for Girls Girls 25% general ability, 10% music
Kent Archbishop’s School Mixed 15% general ability
Kent Homewood School Mixed 20% general ability, 1% music
Kent Westlands School Mixed 10% maths
Lambeth Archbishop Tenison’s School Boys Weighted banding
Lambeth 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
Liverpool St. Hilda’s C of E High School Mixed 15% general ability
Liverpool 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
Southend-on-Sea Shoeburyness High School Mixed 10% general ability
Surrey Glyn Technology School Boys 15% general ability
Surrey 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
Wandsworth Chestnut Grove School Mixed 20% art and design, 20% languages
Wandsworth Ernest Bevin College Boys 33% general ability
Wandsworth Graveney School Mixed 25% general ability

Page updated on 2 April 2016

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