11 Plus Schools

Yorkshire 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 three Local Authorities in Yorkshire with Grammar Schools within their boundaries: Calderdale (two grammar schools), Kirklees (one grammar school) and North Yorkshire (three grammar schools).

Appropriate Practice Materials for the Yorkshire 11+ Test

All of the recommended materials are listed in the Yorkshire part of the 11+ Regions section of the online shop where you can purchase these in a convenient place.

More information and advice can also be found in the Yorkshire section of the 11+ Forum

Calderdale Grammar Schools Admissions Information for September 2016 entry

Admissions to the two Calderdale grammar schools are managed jointly and the admission process is handled by Calderdale Council.

Places 180 in Year 7 for The Crossley Heath Grammar School
155 in Year 7 for The North Halifax Grammar School
Open Evening TBA – The North Halifax Grammar School
TBA – The Crossley Heath School
Closing date 10th September 2015 School Registration
11+ test dates Saturday 3rd October 2015
Test Types Verbal Reasoning, Maths both Multiple Choice and English (Extended writing)
Examiners Verbal Reasoning – GL Assessment or University of Edinburgh. Maths paper is written by the school
Test Results TBA
Allocations 1st March 2016
Appeals Deadline for appeals is TBA
Admissions Calderdale Council
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Maths
Creative Writing

Kirklees Grammar Schools Admissions

Admissions to Heckmondwike Grammar School are managed by Kirklees Council. Heckmondwike Grammar School changed their exam in September 2014 to that of CEM (The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) by University of Durham. The reason for the changes are to prevent extensive coaching.

Heckmondwike Grammar School

Information for September 2016 entry

Places 180 in Year 7
Closing date for School Entrance Exam form 3rd July 2015
30th October 2015 for the CAF and LA
Open Day 23th & 24th June 2015
11+ test dates 12th September 2015
Test Types Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English and Numerical Reasoning
Examiners CEM (University of Durham)
Test Results 15th October 2015
Allocations 1st March 2016
Acceptance 11th March 2016
Closing date for Appeals 4th April 2016
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Non-Verbal Reasoning
English
Maths

North Yorkshire Grammar Schools Admissions Information for September 2016 entry

The three Grammar Schools in North Yorkshire are responsible for their own admissions policy; and the Local Authority manages the admission arrangements on behalf of Ermysted Grammar School and Ripon Grammar School.

Skipton High School administers it’s own selection tests.Children in Skipton and Ripon are automatically entered for the selection test; parents have to write or email to admissions if they do not wish their child to sit the test.

Ermysted & Ripon Grammar Schools

Places Ripon Grammar- 117 in year 7, including 14 boarding
Ermysted – 112 places in year 7
Closing dates 14th August 2015
31st October 2015 for the CAF form
First test September 2015 TBC
Test Types Each test will consist of a Verbal Reasoning & a Non- verbal reasoning . Both are multiple choice
Test Details Verbal Reasoning – 80 questions, 50 minutes.
Non Verbal Reasoning – 4 sections, 20 questions in each section, with 10 minutes for each section. At the beginning of each sections, candidates are given brief instructions. Once a section has been completed, candidates cannot go back to that section.
Examiners NFER administered by GL Assessment
Scores Places offered to the highest scoring 28% who live in the catchment area. If there are surplus places; they are offered to boys outside the catchment area.
Test Results TBA
Allocations 2nd March 2015
Admissions Information: North Yorkshire County Council
Sample Questions and Answers for North Yorkshire 11+ Tests can be found on the council’s website.
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Non-Verbal Reasoning

School Information

School Gender Places Open Evet
Ermysted’s Grammar School Boys 112 places in Year 7 Summer term
Ripon Grammar School Mixed 117 places in Year 7, of which up to 14 are boarding places 29th June 2015, 5:30pm

Skipton Girls’ High School entry in 2015
2016 information is yet to be realesed on schools website

Places 116 in Year 7
Closing dates 17th Sept 2014 for test registration – click here for the form
31st October 2014 for the CAF form
Open Events Information Evening- Monday 16th June 2014
Open Evening- Thursday 2nd July 2014
11+ Test Sat 27th September 2014
Test Types Verbal reasoning, Maths, English .
Each paper is multiple choice. There will be no extended writing
Test Details Mathematics – 50 multiple choice questions, 50 minutes.(sample papers from schools’ website)
Verbal Reasoning – 85 questions, 50 minutes.
English- 50 multiple choice questions, 45-50 minutes. The test consists of 2 extracts with questions. Plus questions on spelling, punctuation, grammar.
Examiners GL Assessment (NFER)
Test Results By 13th October 2014 – only those who have not reached the required score will be informed of the scores.
Allocations 2nd March 2015
Admissions Skipton Girls’ High School
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Maths
English

Historic Pass Marks

  1. Cut off scores for Skipton Girls’ High School and Ermysted’s Grammar School were 220 (2011) 227 (2010) 221 (2009) and 222 (2008). In the event of oversubscription places are allocated by distance.
  2. Cut off scores for Ripon Grammar School were 210 (2011) 206 (2010) 209 (2009) and 207 (2008)

Provided a child has achieved the required cut-of score, places are then allocated in the following order, with distance from school gates being used in the event of any tie-break:

  1. Children in care
  2. Siblings of children living in the school’s catchment area
  3. Children in living in catchment
  4. Siblings of children living outside of catchment
  5. All others

All of the recommended materials are listed in the Yorkshire part of the 11+ Regions section of the online shop where you can purchase these in a convenient place.

More information and advice can also be found in the Yorkshire section of the 11+ Forum

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 24th April 2015

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