11 Plus Schools

Wirral (inc. Liverpool) 11 Plus

The Schools Admissions Code, that came into effect in 2012, stated that by law, schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for the Common Application form (CAF) on October 31st .

Wirral Grammar Schools

The 11 plus in Wirral is administered by the Wirral Borough Council for:

  • Calday Grange Grammar School
  • West Kirby Grammar School
  • Wirral Grammar school for Girls
  • Wirral Grammar school for Boys.

Whereas, St. Anselm’s College and Upton Hall School administer their own tests.

Admissions Information for Entry 2017

Closing date for applications 31st May 2016 – for the test using “Request for Assessment Form” , to be given to the LA (available Date TBC)
11+ test Date 19th September 2016
Test Types Verbal ability (tests vocabulary, comprehension, verbal reasoning)
Numerical reasoning (tests the ability to solve mathematical problems)
Non-verbal reasoning (tests the ability to see how objects relate to each other)
There will be two test papers of approx 50 mins each; each one containing a mixture of multiple choice questions, divided into timed sections . The questions in each paper will be a mixture of the above subjects. A few maths questions will not be multiple choice
Familiarisation Booklet
Examiner CEM (University of Durham)
Test Results by 21st October 2016
Allocations 1st March 2017
Admissions Information: Wirral Borough Council Admissions
Recommended Practice Materials CEM Practice Materials

School Information

School Gender Places Open Evening
Calday Grange Grammar School Boys 200 places in Year 7. Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 6 pm
Wednesday 27 April at 09:30-11:30 and 14:00-15:15
West Kirby Grammar School Girls 169 places in Year 7 Saturday 7 May 2016
Wirral Grammar School for Girls Girls 169 places in Year 7 Tuesday 27th September 2016 6pm – 8.30pm
Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th September 12 am
Wirral Grammar School Boys 155 places in Year 7. The school is normally able to admit all boys who reach the required standard in the 11+ tests Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 6.30 pm. Wednesday 28th September and Thursday 29th September 2016 6.30pm

St Anselm’s College Admissions for September Entry 2017

Places 140 in Year 7
Closing date for applications 31st October 2016 – Common Application Form
Open Day Tuesday 21st June 2016 5pm-8pm
11+ test dates Friday 23rd September 2016 9.30am-1pm
Test Types 3 written papers Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English and a mental maths paper
English is 45 minutes long. It consists of a comprehension with questions that are not multiple choice and an essay on a given topic (about 20 mins on each section)
Maths is 45 minutes long. Standard format. A lot of worded questions
Sample papers can be found on the school’s website here
Examiner Maths and English are written by the school
Allocations 1st March 2017
Admissions Information St Anselm’s Admissions
Recommended Practice Materials Maths
English

Upton Hall School Admissions for September Entry 2017

Places 140 in Year 7
Closing date for applications Monday 11th July 2016 – Schools Form
31st October 2016 – Common Application Form
Open Day Thursday 23rd June 2016 & Thursday 22nd September 2016
11+ test dates 12th September 2016
18th 2013 – Follow up test for special needs or those who missed the first test due to illness
Test Types 2 Verbal Reasoning papers, multiple choice. Both 50 mins each. There will be a break in between.
Examiner GL Assessment (NFER)
Test Results Sent to parents by Friday 21st October 2016
Pass Mark Scores of both tests added together; a required score of 236 or above
Allocations 1st March 2017
Appeals Within 20 days of receipt of allocations letter.
Admissions Information Upton Hall School Admissions
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning

Liverpool Grammar Schools

There is only one grammar school remaining in Liverpool – The Blue Coat School. It is a mixed school and admits 120 children each year into Year 7. In addition there are three partially selective schools in Liverpool.

The Liverpool Blue Coat School Entry 2017

Open Evening Thursday 7th July 2016
Places 180 places in Year 7
Closing date for applications Schools testing date Friday 9th September 2016
31st October 2016 – CAF Form
11+ test dates Saturday 1st October 2016
Test Types Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning
Maths- 45 mins, Eng – 50 mins, Non verbal- 20 mins
Test Results sent Friday 21st October 2016
Allocations 1 March 2017
Appeals closing date Monday 24th April 2017
Appeals 5-7th June 2016
Admissions Information The Liverpool Blue Coat School
Recommended Practice Materials Maths
English
Non-verbal Reasoning

Partially selective schools in Liverpool

The three partially selective schools in Liverpool are:

School Gender Places Open Evening
King David High School Mixed Selects 17 percent of pupils for musical aptitude. Jewish faith-based school.More Tuesday 28th June 2016 5.30pm -7.30pm
St. Hilda’s C of E High School Girls Selects 15 percent of pupils for general ability.More Wednesday 13th July 2016 10am – 12 noon or 6pm – 8.30pm
St. Margaret’s C of E High School Boys Selects 15 percent of pupils for general ability.More Thursday 30th June 2016

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.
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Page updated on 19th November 2016

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