11 Plus Schools

Warwickshire 11 Plus

The New Schools Admissions Code, by law from 2012 , due to take effect for admissions for Entry in September 2013, states that schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for applications on October 31st 2012.

There are five grammar schools remaining in Warwickshire. There is also one “bilateral” school, Ashlawn School in Rugby, which provides 90 selective places and 190 non-selective places.

Admissions are co-ordinated by Warwickshire County Council.

Priority Areas – East and South

There are two defined admission areas for grammar schools in the County – East and South.

East South
Ashlawn Selective Alcester Grammar School
Lawrence Sheriff School King Edward VI School
Rugby High School Stratford Grammar School

The Priority Area for the East grammar schools is split into two sections, Area 1 and 2. Grammar schools offer 50% of places from each area. Area 1 is a circle of 10 mile radius; the centre of this circle is the water tower just outside Rugby. Area 2 is a smaller area within this circle and covers the areas surrounding Rugby.

The Priority Area for the South grammar schools is a circle with a radius of approximately 17 miles. The centre is the clock tower in Stratford-upon-Avon.

According to Warwickshire admission guidelines for 2014

Your 11+ registration form must be accompanied by two proofs of your address. These will need to be original utility bills (gas, electricity, TV Licence, water, landline phone) which are no more than two months old or a current council tax bill or housing benefits letter. These documents will not be returned.

If your registration form is not accompanied by two proofs of your address, or the proof provided does not meet the requirements above, then it will be classed as late.

If you move after registering your child to sit the 11+ and before 31st December 2014 you will need to provide two new proofs of your address. These will need to be original utility bills which are no more than two months old or a current council tax bill or housing benefits letter. These documents will not be returned.

If you move after 31st December 2014 two new proofs of address will be needed (as above) and your new address will only be used to adjust your child’s position on the waiting list after National Offer Day on 2nd March 2015.

Admissions Information for September 2015 entry

Closing date for applications 9th July 2014 to register for the 11 + test.
31st October 2014 to submit the Common Application Form.
11+ test dates Saturday 6th September 2014 – Main Testing Session
13th and 16th September 2014 – Supplementary dates
Test Types Two 45 minute papers, both a mixture of multiple choice and standard format containing questions on Verbal Reasoning, Numeracy, Non-Verbal Reasoning.
The Verbal reasoning involves the solving of verbally presented problems. This also has an English component consisting of comprehension and a ‘cloze test’, which consists of several short passages of prose. The candidate selects the most appropriate word from a choice of three to fill in various missing gaps in the passage.
The Numeracy test will test ability in mental arithmetic and recognition of mathematical
patterns. There are also problem solving questions.
See Warwickshire Test Paper Content
Examiners CEM 11 Plus – University of Durham
Previous Year’s Pass Mark The qualifying score for each of the Warwickshire Grammar Schools changes each year. Scores are not determined until all candidates have taken the test and school preferences have been received.
Standardised Score Yes
Results 22nd October 2014 – results sent in the post
Allocations Day 2nd March 2015
Admissions Information Warwickshire County Council Admissions Information

Appropriate Practice Materials

Click here for CEM 11 Plus – past paper content for Warwickshire

Verbal Reasoning Practice Materials see here
Non-verbal Reasoning Practice Materials see here
Maths Practice Materials see here
English Practice Materials see here
CEM Practice Materials see here

School Information

School Admission Area Gender Places Open Evening
Alcester Grammar School South Mixed 120 places in Year 7 3rd July 2014
King Edward VI School South Boys 81 places in Year 7 21st June 2014
Stratford Upon Avon Grammar School for Girls South Girls 112 places in Year 7 11th and 12 June 2014
Ashlawn School East Mixed 280 places in Year 7 – 90 selective & (190 non-selective). Applicants for selective places at Ashlawn School take the same test as applicants for grammar schools in Warwickshire. 24th June and 1st July
Lawrence Sheriff School East Boys 120 places in Year 7 26th June 2014
Rugby High School East Girls 120 places in Year 7 25th June 2014

Information on this page was believed to be correct at the time of writing, but we would not necessarily be aware of subsequent changes unless someone brings them to our attention.
Before acting on any information given here, please verify that it is up to date.

Page updated on 6th June 2014

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