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.

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Priority Areas – East and South

There are two defined admission areas for grammar schools in the County – East and South. See table below for the schools that fall in to each area.

There are priority areas for each of the grammar schools, which the child must reside within (or provide proof of a house move) if a grammar school offer is to be considered for the 1st March offers. Those planning on moving into one of the priority areas must provide proof of their move by 4th February 2013 AND have nominated the grammar school(s) they are interested in on their home authority secondary school application form (namely, the CAF) and applied by their deadline. Proof of a move does not have to show that the family are actually living in the property by the 4th February deadline, but it must be evident that the family will be living in the property by the start of the school year in September 2013.

Living inside the priority area does not guarantee an offer of a grammar school place. If you live outside either of the priority areas you may still apply for a grammar school.

If you reside outside the priority area circled for the school you wish to apply, and your child obtains a qualifying score in the 11 plus test, the child will not be included in the first round of offers but may be placed onto the waiting list, depending on their score.

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. A map of the area can be found on the Warwickshire County Council website.

The Priority Area in the East 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. and Area 2 is a smaller area within this circle and covers the areas surrounding Rugby.

Maps of the Priority Areas can be found on the Warwickshire County Council website.

Admissions Information for September 2014 entry

Closing date for applications 10th July 2013 to register for the 11 + test.
31st October 2013 to submit the Common Application Form.
11+ test dates Saturday 7th September 2013
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
Allocations Day 3rd March 2014
Admissions Information Warwickshire County Council Admissions Information

Appropriate Practice Materials

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Verbal Reasoning Practice Materials see here
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Maths Practice Materials see here
English Practice Materials see here
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School Information

School Admission Area Gender Places Open Evening
Alcester Grammar School South Mixed 120 places in Year 7 4th July 2013
King Edward VI School South Boys 81 places in Year 7 Saturday 22nd June 2013
Stratford Upon Avon Grammar School for Girls South Girls 112 places in Year 7 Tuesday 2nd July 2013 (eve), Wednesday 3rd July 2013 (a.m)
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. Tuesday 25th June & Tuesday 2nd July 2013 (p.m)
Lawrence Sheriff School East Boys 120 places in Year 7 Thursday 27th June 2013
Rugby High School East Girls 120 places in Year 7 Wednesday 26th June 2013

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 2nd May 2013

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